Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (group set, 7 books)

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Be careful what you wish for ...Andi is short. And she has lots of wishes. She wishes she could play on the school basketball team, she wishes for her own bedroom, but most of all she wishes that her long lost half brother, Bernardo, could come and live in London, where he belongs. Then Andi's biggest wish comes true and she's minutes away from becoming someone's little sister. As she waits anxiously for Bernardo to arrive from the Philippines, she hopes he'll turn out to be tall and just as mad as she is about basketball. When he finally arrives, he's tall all right. But he's not just tall ...he's a GIANT. In a novel packed with humour and quirkiness, Gourlay explores a touching sibling relationship and the clash of two very different cultures.

  • Dual narration.
  • Themes: difference, culture, family
  • Global dimension.
  • Longer novel, requires sustained reading between sessions. Best read as a class novel with key passages selected for guided reading
  • 304 pages

 

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Candy Gourlay interviewed by Noga Applebaum

Candy Gourlay was born in Manila during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos; after working as a journalist for some years, she moved to the UK in her twenties. Candy is now a full-time writer across a range of medium; short stories, blogs, websites, journalistic features and radio programmes.    You had a successful career as a journalist, what made you turn your hand to writing for children?

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