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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 crazy as she is about basketball. When he finally arrives, he's tall all right. Eight feet tall, in fact—plagued by condition called Gigantism and troubled by secrets that he believes led to his phenomenal growth.

In a novel packed with quirkiness and humor, Gourlay explores a touching sibling relationship and the clash of two very different cultures.

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Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:

"Contemporary Tagalong and British vernacular enhance the brother/sister narration and enliven the depiction of cultures. In her first young adult novel, Gourlay offers an appealing blend of diverse characters, emotional conflicts, well-paced action, and an upbeat finale. The challenges facing separated, immigrant families and the universal teen desire for acceptance and respect ring true."

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385752336
Author:
Gourlay, Candy
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
basketball;philippines;london;family;fiction;siblings
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5.35 x 0.74 in 0.445 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Basketball

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