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Tall Story [Paperback]

Candy Gourlay
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Review

"

Gourlay spins slender threads of wishes and prayers, magic and miracles, desires and redemption

and weaves together an impressively sweet and rich tale

" (Kirkus)

"I enjoyed Candy Gourlay's Tall Story" (Phil Hogan Observer)

"This is a story that is funny, sad and magical. I thought the author chose a good subject to write about because she wrote about very real emotions. She also added a bit of imagination which made it very interesting. The main characters tell the story in alternate chapters. I would recommend this book - pure brilliant!" (Teen Titles)

Book Description

A warm, funny and moving novel that will have you in fits of laughter one minute and in tears the next.

From the Inside Flap

What you want is not always what you get.

Even when your wishes come true.

Andi desperately hopes her long lost half-brother Bernardo will be as mad on basketball as she is. But when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she can't believe her eyes. She hasn't seen him for ten years, but even so, how did he get to be EIGHT FOOT TALL? An eight-foot tall boy who is about to crash into her life with his size 22 feet.

But Bernardo is not what he seems. Bernardo is a hero, Bernardo works miracles, and Bernardo has a story to tell.

A bittersweet story, funny, sad and magical.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

What you want is not always what you get.

Even when your wishes come true.

Andi desperately hopes her long lost half-brother Bernardo will be as mad on basketball as she is. But when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she can't believe her eyes. She hasn't seen him for ten years, but even so, how did he get to be EIGHT FOOT TALL? An eight-foot tall boy who is about to crash into her life with his size 22 feet.

But Bernardo is not what he seems.

Bernardo is a hero, Bernardo works miracles,

and Bernardo has an amazing story to tell.

A bittersweet story, funny, sad, and magical.

About the Author

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Book Award in the Philippines. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 prizes including the Blue Peter, the Waterstones Prize and the Branford Boase. When she’s not blogging, Candy loves taking photographs and making videos. Shine is her second novel. www.candygourlay.com
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