Lea Salonga’s life in a children’s book
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Long before she played Kim in Miss Saigon, the singing voice of Disney’s Princesses Jasmine and Mulan, and a well-loved judge on The Voice of the Philippines, Maria Lea Carmen Salonga was just a little girl from Manila who dared to dream big.

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Dream Big Books proudly launched Princess Lea last November 17, 2013 at National Book Store Glorietta 1, where guests and friends from the media had the opportunity to got to meet Lea and have their copies signed by her.
Relief goods for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda were also accepted at the event and will be donated through #momshare of

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Princess Lea shares how Lea Salonga followed her heart to become the greatly admired and highly respected singer and actress she is today.
Written by Yvette Fernandez and illustrated by Nicole Lim, Princess Lea narrates how Lea went from a six-year-old who landed a part in a local production of The King and I to an internationally renowned performer who has starred as Kim in Miss Saigon, Eponine and Fantine in Les Miserables, and Mei-Li in Flower Drum Song, among others.

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L-R: Author Yvette Fernandez, Lea Salonga, and illustrator Nicole Tan

Dream Big Books is an imprint of Summit Books that inspires children to make a positive change in the world by sharing the life stories of Filipino role models.
Among the books in the series are Big John, the riches-to-rags-to-riches tale of John Gokongwei, Jr.; Nanay Coring, the success story of National Book Store owner Socorro Ramos; Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy, which tells of love for nation of the Aquino family; and Simply Jesse, which recounts the life of former DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo.

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Lea Salonga with her mommy Ligaya and daughter Nicole

Princess Lea is available in bookstores nationwide for only Php 125.
Part of the proceeds from the sales will go to the ICanServe Foundation, which provides hope and help to women with breast cancer.

A special gift to Lea Salonga from Summit Books
Summit owner Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng presents a special gift to Lea Salonga

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