ITEM: 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.