60: Signed and dedicated hardback copy of Tall Story by Candy Gourlay

Tall Story by Candy GourlayITEM: Signed and  dedicated hardback copy of Candy’s award-winning book Tall Story. (2 copies are up for grabs)

SYNOPSIS: Basketball-mad Andi thinks she has big problems until she meets her long-lost brother Bernardo who is tall … but not just tall – a giant. Bernardo is eight feet tall. He suffers from a disease called gigantism but in his little village, people think he’s a legendary giant come to save them from earthquakes!

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 Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.

7 comments

  1. £32 because my mum says she has heard good things about it and you!

  2. MoragCaunt

    £25.00 bid from me. Morag caunt

  3. Diana Clements

    £100 from me Di Clements

  4. Oh gosh, that’s wonderful!

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