50: Candy Gourlay will visit a school of your choice in the Philippines

schoolvisit philippinesITEM: Candy Gourlay will visit a school of your choice in the Philippines

DETAIL: Unlike children in the United Kingdom, few children in the Philippines will have experienced an author visit. Candy Gourlay won the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines in 2012 and her book Tall Story is required reading for Grade Seven in Filipino Schools. She will be visiting the Philippines in 2014. Bid for Candy to visit any school you nominate in any direction within two hours drive of Manila. Candy will travel there at her own expense.

BIO: Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her book Tall Story, set both in the Philippines and London, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2011. It has won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines and was shortlisted for 13 prizes. Her new book is a ghost story called SHINE.

About K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.


  1. £30 Thinking about how much the children in the Philippines would benefit from such a wonderful gift.

  2. What a really lovely idea. I’ll bid £50

  3. katherine rundell

    This sounds lovely. £100.

  4. Emily Diamand

    What a wonderful idea. It feels like a bid can help in 2 ways. £130

  5. Recommending Dr Alcantara Primary School, Tanauan City, Batangas; will be our 10th school library in the Philippines!

  6. So kind – we’ll get the children to make a beautiful thank you card!


    Happy to take advice from the Sambat Trust and Candy about which school would be the most deserving of her visit!

  8. Emily Diamand

    Wow! I can’t top that. Amazing and brilliant.

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