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4 edition of Tall story found in the catalog.

Tall story

by Candy Gourlay

  • 64 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by David Fickling Books in New York .
Written in English


About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

StatementCandy Gourlay
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.G7386 Tal 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24452038M
ISBN 109780385752176, 9780385752183
LC Control Number2010011891

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  This dramatic story had me by the heart strings. Typically, you wouldn't think you'd be able to relate to an 8-foot tall, Filippino immigrant. This story puts you right in his shoes and makes you feel strongly for him and for his British-born, tomboy sister, who is meeting him for the first time. It was a very enjoyable book, with an original plot/5(28). Tall Story Summary and Analysis Buy From Amazon. FreeBookNotes found 2 sites with book summaries or analysis of Tall Story. If there is a Tall Story SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below.


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Tall Story is a touching, poignant story about family, sibling love, infusion of cultures, and sports. More specifically, the novel tackles the importance of being with our families, appreciating and taking care of our siblings, Filipino and British cultures (their similarities and differences), and the love of basketball/5.

And Tall Story is the kind of book that feels familiar and brand new, all at the same time. It will appeal to a wide middle grade audience - Tall story book girls and boys because of its strong dual protagonists - and especially to basketball lovers. "Tall Story by Candy Gourlay combines wry humour and profound comment on cultural identity.

It is an astute coming of age novel. It is an astute coming of age novel. There is an assured quality to the writing which wholly envelops readers in this convincing, witty and poignant story about difference, assimilation and family dynamics.

Tall Story - Kindle edition by Gourlay, Candy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note /5(32). The story that follows of basketball, family, earthquakes and witchcraft is rather tall; it is based on a folk legend but enacted as if it were real.

The emotions though are heartfelt and real. While holding onto my armchair’s handrest wanting things to turn out well, I /5(32). Tall Story is a American romantic comedy film made by Warner Bros., directed by Joshua Tall story book and starring Anthony Perkins with Jane Fonda, in her first screen is based on the novel The Homecoming Game by Howard Nemerov, which was the basis of a successful Broadway play titled Tall Story, by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel by: Cyril J.

Mockridge. There are magical elements in Tall Story - Bernardo's wishes come true and so do Andi's. But the book doesn't tell us if it is because of magic or not. Do you think it was magic. Why or why not. On the inside flap of Tall Story's cover, the blurb says: "What you want is not always what you get, even when your wishes come true." What does that mean.

This beloved Newbery Medalwinning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.

Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother/5.

Directed by Joshua Logan. With Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston, Marc Connelly. A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.6/10().

TALL STORY. 1, likes 1 talking about this. Candy Gourlay's debut novel won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Book Award in the Followers: K. Definition of a tall story in the Idioms Dictionary.

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Tall Story. Author: Candy Gourlay. Her second book, Shine – a ghost story – was listed for the Guardian Children’s Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize.

Bone Talk is set in a historical moment in the Philippines when headhunting tribes came face to face with American invading forces for the first time.

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Book Award in the Philippines. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 More about Candy Gourlay. “Talk Story” is defined as a place to chit-chat with old + new friends alike.

A space to share stories, share laughs + develop friendships. With a large variety of new books, used books, out of print books, comic books, vinyl records, vintage books, rare +. Mr. Tall hates his oversized legs. He meets Mr.

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By holding texts horizontally in a vertical stack, Story holds dozens of books in a very compact footprint/5(34). The Paperback of the Tall Story by Candy Gourlay at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Get FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35+ Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help5/5(3). Twelve-year-old Andi's pleasure in her family's move to a real house and the coincidental long-awaited arrival of her older half brother from the Philippines is overshadowed by learning that only boys play basketball at her new school.

Tall Story by Candy Gourlay - review 'I enjoyed the book but was a little confused as the chapters are written from the perspectives of Bernardo and Andi, and alternate' Larainlima.

Audience Reviews for Tall Story. A great college romantic comedy, and very much in the early 60s style. This is an hilarious movie, with great actors, and I really enjoyed it.

The Reviews: 1. An eight-foot-tall boy who is about to crash into her life with his size 22 feet. Tall Story is the kind of book which even as early as in January you can say will .Andi, the smallest girl in Year Eight, is squeezed into the crowd at the airport waiting for her half-brother, Bernardo, to arrive from the Philippines.

As she and her mum and dad finally catch a glimpse of him, Andi is shocked to see that Bernardo is a giant. He is literally eight feet tall. Told in alternating points of view between Andi and Bernardo, the story unfolds in London as Bernardo. Hello readers! I created this discussion guide for readers of Tall Story, my middle grade novel about a boy who is eight foot tall.

I hope teachers, librarians and readers of my book will find it useful.