February 14, 2012
February 14, 2012
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Weaving in and out the present and past, this tender story about very different siblings learning to be friends is moving and unexpected. Tiny 13-year-old Andi loves basketball and is frustrated that there's no girls team at her school. When her 16-year-old half brother, Bernardo, finally gets to join the family in London after living at home in the Philippines for years, she's thrilled. Bernardo turns out to be eight-feet tall, and brings a special wholeness and joy to the family.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Family + Friendship, Family / Siblings, General, Sports + Recreation / Basketball
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Candy Gourlay
- Online Item #: 13948430
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-1331
- ISBN: 9780385752336
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported