Tall Story - Signed Copy, by Candy Gourlay

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Tall Story - Signed Copy, by Candy Gourlay

Winner of the Crystal Kite Award, 2011

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 awards including the Blue Peter Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Branford Boase.

 "Gourlay spins slender threads of wishes and prayers, magic and miracles, desires and redemption  and weaves together an impressively 
sweet and rich tale" -- Kirkus

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.