7 edition of Tall Story (Colour Storybook) found in the catalog.
October 1, 2003
by Hodder Children"s Books
Written in English
|Contributions||Chris Riddell (Illustrator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||48|
Download or stream Tall Story by Candy Gourlay. Get 50% off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or : Listening Library (Audio). Tall Story is the kind of book which even as early as in January you can say will be one of the best in " Read Library Mice: "What I particularly liked about this book, beyond the talented writing, is Candy's ability to mix many different themes; it covers witchcraft and curses, mythical stories of giants protecting the land from.
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. Buford Hayse Pusser (Decem – Aug ) was the Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, from to and Constable of Adamsville from to Pusser is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices along the Mississippi–Tennessee state line. His efforts have inspired several books, songs, movies, and a TV .
You can read more book reviews or buy Tall Story by Candy Gourlay at You can read more book reviews or buy Tall Story by Candy Gourlay at Comments. Like to comment on this review? Just send us an email and we'll put the best up on the site. Tall Story (Book): Gourlay, Candy: Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall and suffers from a condition called Gigantism, leaves the Philippines 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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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 - both girls and boys because of its strong dual protagonists - and especially to basketball lovers.
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(32). 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.
"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.
Buy other books like Tall Story. Praise. Starred Review, School Library Journal, March “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.
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When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.6/10(). Tall Story is a American romantic comedy film made by Warner Bros., directed by Joshua Logan 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 Crouse.
Little Princess needs to rescue her space hopper from the apple tree, but she is just not tall enough. The only solution is to grow, so she sets about doing. TALL STORY. by Candy Gourlay. Age Range: 9 - 13 Ever since he began to grow—he’s now 8 feet tall—some villagers believe he is the returned legendary giant Bernardo Carpio, who saved San Andres from being crushed long ago.
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I hope teachers, librarians and readers of my book. 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.
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Tall Story Press Reviews. Review of ‘Tall Story’ by Books for Keeps [4 stars]. Tall Story is told in turn by Londoner Andi who is a mean basketball player despite her short stature and her year-old big brother Bernardo who lives in the Philippines. This dramatic story had me by the heart strings.
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