Next Letter for Kids: Gail D. Villanueva


Our next Letter For Kids comes from author and graphic artist Gail D. Villanueva! Gail writes to us all about her crew of five delightful ducks in this colorfully illustrated letter.

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Gail D. Villanueva is a Filipina author born and based in the Philippines. She’s also a web designer and an entrepreneur. She loves pineapple pizza, seafood, and chocolate, but not in a single dish together (eww). Gail and her husband live in the outskirts of Manila with their dogs, ducks, turtles, cats, and one friendly but lonesome chicken. Her debut novel, My Fate According to the Butterfly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, an Amazon Best Book of the Month Editor’s Pick, and a NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Learn more at


Photograph of Gail D. Villanueva courtesy of Gail D. Villanueva.