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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.

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall and suffers from a condition called Gigantism, leaves the Philipines to live with his mother's family in London, much to the delight of his thirteen-year-old half sister Andi, a passionate basketball player.

About the Author

\CANDY GOURLAY was born in Manila during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. After working as a journalist for some years, she moved to the U.K. in her twenties. Candy is now a full-time writer across a range of mediums: short stories, blogs, Web sites, journalistic features, and radio programs. Tall Story is Candy's first full-length published novel. Visit her on the Web at CandyGourlay.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375898471
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Siblings
Author:
Gourlay, Candy
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110208
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall and suffers from a condition called Gigantism, leaves the Philipines to live with his mother's family in London, much to the delight of his thirteen-year-old half sister Andi, a passionate basketball player.
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