Beritabali/ist/The Heroic Story of Luh Ayu Manik Mas during the Pandemic.
“In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the magibung event, residents smelled the pungent smell of the poisonous smoke released by Kala Tangi. The villagers inhaled the smoke, so the residents all fainted and so did Luh Ayu Manik Mas.”
This is a snippet of Luh Ayu Manik Mas’ story in his latest series. The latest story of Luh Ayu Manik Mas was shown as a shadow puppet show at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2021 on October 17, 2021 at the Indus Restaurant, Ubud, Bali.
This time, BASAbali Wiki is launching Luh Ayu Manik Mas’s latest story, entitled Monster Virus Ngrejek Desa/Monster Virus Attacking the Village/A Monster Virus Attacks the Village. The launch of the latest story of Luh Ayu Manik Mas takes the media of wayang kulit, considering that wayang kulit is an original Indonesian performing art that can entertain as well as educate.
In this seventh series, Luh Ayu Manik Mas is told to fight monsters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The monster this time has made Sagamera, his nephew, and his grandmother and grandfather also limping against it.
“The 7th Luh Ayu Manik Mas book is very interesting because it is a medium for educating children in relation to science through simple, clear and communicative language. The pictures are good, the story is actual but packaged in a fantasy way,” said Made Taro, a maestro of children’s storytellers from Bali about the latest comic Luh Ayu Manik Mas.