211: Donate a 5-CD audiobook of Tall Story by Candy Gourlay to a Sambat Trust school library

Tall Story Listening Library Audiobook by Candy GourlayITEM: Candy Gourlay, whose book Tall Story is required reading in Grade 7 in the Philippines, supports the Sambat Trust, a small charity that builds beautiful school libraries in deprived schools south of Manila. Donate a copy of Candy’s audiobook Tall Story to a Sambat Trust library. You will receive confirmation and photographs of the school receiving the audiobook RRP £33.

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

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


  1. I would LOVE to do this! £50

  2. Gosh Shelley, thank you. It will be amazing for children whose second language is English to have the story dramatised for them.

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