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Tall Story Candy Gourlay

Tall Story

Candy Gourlay

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ISBN : 9780385752336
Paperback
304 pages
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Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 book prizes in the United Kingdom. It won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe. Andi hasnt seen her brother for eight years and when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, sheMoreTall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 book prizes in the United Kingdom. It won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe. Andi hasnt seen her brother for eight years and when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she cannot believe her eyes. Hes tall. EIGHT FOOT TALL. But Bernardo is not what he seems. Bernardo is a hero, Bernardo works miracles, and Bernardo has an amazing story to tell.Outstanding Childrens Debut of 2011 - Kirkus ReviewsKindle Best Book for February 2011 - Amazon.com100 Magnificent Books of 2011 - School Library JournalBlue Peter Childrens Book Prize - shortlistedWaterstones Childrens Book Prize - shortlistedThe UKLA Childrens Book Prize - shortlistedThe Branford Boase Award - shortlistedThe Times Recommended Childrens Books for Christmas 2010The Sunday Times 100 Best Titles for the Summer 2010Brilliant Summer Books, National Geographic KidsGourlay spins slender threads of wishes and prayers, magic and miracles, desires and redemption and weaves together an impressively sweet and rich tale - starred review, KirkusFirst-time author Gourlay slam-dunks this tale of a towering boy from the Philippines and the pint-size, basketball-crazy half sister with whom he has recently been reunited ... the novel effortlessly encompasses real-world dreams as well as magic realism - starred review, BooklistIn her first young adult novel, Gourlay offers an appealing blend of diverse characters, emotional conflicts, well-paced action, and an upbeat finale. The challenges facing separated, immigrant families and the universal teen desire for acceptance and respect ring true. - starred review, School Library JournalCandy Gourlays Tall Story is a pleasure from first to last, and it displays the assurance of a born storyteller. The TimesTall Story by Candy Gourlay combines wry humour and profound comment on cultural identity. It is an astute coming of age novel. The BooksellerMy best book of the year has to be Tall Story by Candy Gourlay. It just has to. Bookwitch