Tall Story

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  • 306 pages
  • Tall Story
  • Candy Gourlay
  • English
  • 23 May 2017

About the Author: Candy Gourlay

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Tall Story 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. Best Download Tall Story Author Candy Gourlay For Kindle ePUB or eBook – passionbusiness.co.uk

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14 thoughts on “Tall Story

  1. K.D. Absolutely says:

    Candy Gourlay truly loves the Philippines and it just shows in this book, Tall Story This being her first novel makes me agree with one of the blurbs that she is an author to watch Having been married to a British national and now raising her three sons in London, I will not be surprised to know that she has changed her citizenship from Filipino to British But the way that she carefully, positively and realistically depicted the Philippines and its people, culture, folklore and even superstit Candy Gourlay truly loves the Philippines and it just shows in this book, Tall Story This being her first novel makes me agree with one of the blurbs that she is an author to watch Having been married to a British national and now raising her three sons in London, I will not be surprised to know that she has changed her citizenship from Filipino to British But the way that she carefully, positively and realistically depicted the Philippines and its people, culture, folklore and even superstitious beliefs is just amazing Gourlay must now be dressing up and talking like a British lady but deep inside, she is still a Filipina by heart For that, if novel writing is the same as basketball, this novel is like a successful ring less three point shot Swish Swish Swish.First and foremost, this tells the story of a widower, Mary Ann who has to leave her son in the Philippines and work in London to give him a better prospect in life This is the story s basic...

  2. Sue (Hollywood News Source) says:

    In all the years that I ve been actively reading, this is the first time I ve read a book where the characters are Filipino, where the majority of the story is set in the Philippines, where my culture is breathing and so alive.Bonus Tall Story is also written by a Filipino author.It s incredibly cruel And it says so much about our publishing industry We need diverse books We needmarginalized authors with unique stories to partake And we need you to champion them just as much as yo In all the years that I ve been actively reading, this is the first time I ve read a book where the characters are Filipino, where the majority of the story is set in the Philippines, where my culture is breathing and so alive.Bonus Tall Story is also written by a Filipino author.It s incredibly cruel And it says so much about our publishing industry We need diverse books We needmarginalized authors with unique stories to partake And we need you to champion them just as much as you do for your standard default books Why would a giant shudder Regret, of course Old Tibo would shake his head sadly All giant...

  3. Tina says:

    First posted at Pinoy PopMy brother doesn t know this, but I consider him to be one of my best friends He s four years older than me, and like every other sibling pair, we used to have our share of screaming matches when we were kids We only started having serious conversations as we grew up, thanks to the long rides from school to our house during college, when he d pick me up My relationship with him gave me a soft spot for stories about brothers and sisters, so it was no surprise that I co First posted at Pinoy PopMy brother doesn t know this, but I consider him to be one of my best friends He s four years older than me, and like every other sibling pair, we used to have our share of screaming matches when we were kids We only started having serious conversations as we grew up, thanks to the long rides from school to our house during college, when he d pick me up My relationship with him gave me a soft spot for stories about brothers and sisters, so it was no surprise that I couldn t wait to read the recently released Tall Story by Candy Gourlay.Tall Story chronicles the tale of half siblings Bernardo and Andi, from the day they meet for the first time Bernardo grew up in the Philippines...

  4. Jinky says:

    What you want is not always what you get Even when your wishes come true Andi desperately hopes her long lost half brother, Bernardo, will be as crazy about basketball as she is But when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she can t believe her eyes She hasn t seen him for ten year, but even so, how did he get to be EIGHT FEET TALL This eight foot tall boy is about to crash into her life with his size 22 feet But Bernardo is not what he seems Bernardo is a hero, Bernardo works m What you want is not always what you get Even when your wishes come true Andi desperately hopes her long lost half brother, Bernardo, will be as crazy about basketball as she is But when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she can t believe her eyes She hasn t seen him for ten year, but even so, how did he get to be EIGHT FEET TALL This eight foot tall boy is about to crash into her life with his size 22 feet But Bernardo is not what he seems Bernardo is a hero, Bernardo works miracles, and Bernardo has amazing story to tell book s blurb I had high hopes for this little fat book and when I read this blurb which doesn t do the book justice , it had me thinking that it was going to be just another run of the mill culture shock story so I braced myself for a disappointment Then I began reading and it was a page turner The warm characters and sweet storyline had me charmed, laughing, cheering, and fighting back tears...

  5. Apokripos says:

    Also Posted at my book blog Dark Chest of WondersA Giant Tale with a Giant Heart A Book Review of Candy Gourlay s Tall StoryRush hour So many armpits, so little deodorantsSo begins Tall Story, Candy Gourlay s fantastic debut novel about basketball, sibling love, cultural differences, legend and magic A poignant tale that warns us of the dangers of the things we wish for and that ultimately, size doesn t really matter.Andi is a basketball obsessed, 13 year old, half Filipino who wishes not Also Posted at my book blog Dark Chest of WondersA Giant Tale with a Giant Heart A Book Review of Candy Gourlay s Tall StoryRush hour So many armpits, so little deodorantsSo begins Tall Story, Candy Gourlay s fantastic debut novel about basketball, sibling love, cultural differences, legend and magic A poignant tale that warns us of the dangers of the things we wish for and that ultimately, size doesn t really matter.Andi is a basketball obsessed, 13 year old, half Filipino who wishes nothingthan to be her school team s point guard But the bad thing is she s the shortest in her class and London, where she lives, is a place that s not so crazy with shooting hoops Disheartened though s...

  6. Teresa says:

    With four children, all under the age of 10, spending the weekend here, this was the perfect kind of book for me to be reading if I wanted to get any reading done at all And, of course, I always do Besides enjoying this book very much, I learned new things about the Philippines, such as that the country loves basketball I had no idea and the legend of Bernardo Carpio, which I especially enjoyed, as I love folktales from other countries and noting the similarities and differences among t With four children, all under the age of 10, spending the weekend here, this was the perfect kind of book for me to be reading if I wanted to get any reading done at all And, of course, I always do Besides enjoying this book very much, I learned new things about the Philippines, such as that the country loves basketball I had no idea and the legend of Bernardo Carpio, which I especially enjoyed, as I love folktales from other countries and noting the similarities and differences among them Bernardo Carpio reminded me a little bit of our U.S tall tale figure, Paul Bunyan, though Carpio is muchlike the Greek mythological Atlas I liked how the author used Carpio like struggles as a metaphor for how Nardo felt when he was suffering his seizures The author also used, in a subtle way, Carpio s winning over the townspeople as a metaphor for the way Nardo...

  7. rhea says:

    I m so glad this book was passed onto me, it was very touching I am close to my family, especially my mom and brother and to read about a family like this was emotional, happy and sad I also learned a lot from this book, the mythology or folklore of other cultures can be very cool My first thought after reading this was to email my favorite anthropology teacher, who I took Cultural Anthropology from, and see if she d read this Maybe she d even want to teach this book with the other ones she I m so glad this book was passed onto me, it was very touching I am close to my family, especially my mom and brother and to read about a family like this was emotional, happy and sad I also learned a lot from this book, the mythology or folklore of other cultures can be very cool My first thought after reading this ...

  8. Ranee says:

    There was a time when I would be tanned so dark Sunblock was not in my vocabulary before because I d be playing basketball in open courts at noon My younger sister too, was sporting the same tan I m the point guard, she was shooting guard because she was taller by 2 inches But everyone who would come to watch a game would call us twins and if we correct them, they would readily point at my sister as the Senior and me as the Sopho That was in high school, we d be juggling academics with There was a time when I would be tanned so dark Sunblock was not in my vocabulary before because I d be playing basketball in open courts at noon My younger sister too, was sporting the same tan I m the point guard, she was shooting guard because she was taller by 2 inches But everyone who would come to watch a game would call us twins and if we correct them, they would readily point at my sister as the Senior and me as the Sopho That was in high school, we d be juggling academics with basketball and my mom cannot complain, we graduated with honors, she can t mistake us as jocks.I get Andi, sometimes I even think I was her I understand her drive to hold a ball and shoot some hoops I also understand her fashion, her s...

  9. Caro says:

    This is one of the sweetest and most refreshing books I ve read this year It is a very sweet story, extremely well written and deeply enjoyable Actually, you want to know a funny story My roomie is from the Philippines and wait for it is a nurse Exactly like the mother of Andi and Bernardo And I laughed so much when Andi transcribes what she thinks is Tagalog, because that s exactly what I hear when my roomie talks to her family there Sorry, I m in a boring anecdote mode today This is a This is one of the sweetest and most refreshing books I ve read this year It is a very sweet story, extremely well written and deeply enjoyable Actually, you want to know a funny story My roomie is from the Philippines and wait for it is a nurse Exactly like the mother of Andi and Bernardo And I laughed so much when Andi transcribes what she thinks is Tagalog, because that s exactly what I hear when my roomie talks to her family there Sorry, I m in a boring anecdote mode today This is a very sweet and touching story about a family finally coming together and getting to know each other after so many years apart Andi and Bern...

  10. Salymar says:

    So many armpits, So little deodorant.If you are looking for a short fun read, read this novel Will give an elaborate verdict later

  11. Maria says:

    I highly recommend Tall Story.Oh, wow What a heartwarming, feel good book Family is very, very important Would you agree The sole reason that I do not want to work abroad is that, I do not want to be separated from my better half, my toddler son, and my senior citizen parents I want to be with my best friend as we grow together in our married life I want to be here when my son grows up I want to be here for whatever number of years my parents have left before they retire to the afte I highly recommend Tall Story.Oh, wow What a heartwarming, feel good book Family is very, very important Would you agree The sole reason that I do not want to work abroad is that, I do not want to be separated from my better half, my toddler son, and my senior citizen parents I want to be with my best friend as we grow together in our married life I want to be here when my son grows up I want to be here for whatever number of years my parents have left before they retire to the afterlife And so, Tall Story having centered on a Filipino family, here and abroad, pricked me, and that made it so dear to me.I understood Nardo Longing for a mom who s halfway around the world with his little sister Constantly anxious over the townspeople s belief ...

  12. Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers) says:

    This is interesting and I enjoyed this book. The story of a mother who left his son in the Philippines to work in London but as you read on this particular mother never forgets his son and shows him that she loves him and that she is doing her best to be with Bernardo soon With regards to the idea of siblings who are raised in different sides of the continents The fact that the other sibling was raised in London and the other one who was raised in a baryo in the Philippines.This book has so m This is interesting and I enjoyed this book. The story of a mother who left his son in the Philippines to work in London but as you read on this particular mother never forgets his son and shows him that she loves him and that she is doing her best to be with Bernardo soon With regards to the idea of siblings who are raised in different sides of the continents The fact that the other sibling was raised in London and the other one who was raised in a baryo in the Philippines.This book has so much Filipino values like how Filipinos are close to each other, the values parents teaches their kids, to still respect the elders, on how we Filipinos show are love to our family and even our friends, here you can still see the mano po gesture which all Filipinos are accustomed to.This is my first time reading about the legend of Bernardo Carpio which was really interesting and it is interesting enough that I like this book already even if I was starting to read its few chapt...

  13. DC says:

    A lovely, heart warming story about a boy from the province who ends up coming home to his family in London I love how it breathes of provincial superstitions and modern living The myth of Bernardo Carpio takes a special place in these pages, while family love is featured heavily next to basketball point guards The dialogue is very believable, and the characters are presented well Lovely storytelling, and a great story that moves mountains almost literally Currently playing at a 4.5 to 4.7 A lovely, heart warming story about a boy from the province who ends up coming home to his family in London I love how it breathes of provincial superstitions and modern living The myth of Bernardo Carpio takes a special place in these pages, while family love is featured heavily next to basketball point guards The dialogue is very believab...

  14. Monique says:

    Originally posted hereTall Storyis 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 Take all these ingredients together, and here s a lovely story that will inevitably leave a mark in the reader s heart.Bernardo is a sixteen year old Originally posted hereTall Storyis 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 Take all these ingredients together, and here s a lovely story that will inevitably leave a mark in the reader s heart.Bernardo is a sixteen year old full blooded Filipino who lives ...