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A Discussion Guide for Tall Story by Candy Gourlay

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By Candy Gourlay
Tall Story
A D I S C U S S I O N G U I D E B Y T H E A U T H O R

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A Discussion Guide for Tall Story by Candy Gourlay

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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. You can let me know what you think by messaging me on the contact form of my website http://candygourlay.com. If you have suggestions for more reference materials for Tall Story, I would love to hear from you!

Candy Gourlay

PS This slideshare featured in this blog post http://www.candygourlay.com/2013/04/dear-candy-gourlay-what-is-lesson-of.html

Find out more about Tall Story on http://www.tallstory.net
Tall Story is available on Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385752334/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0385752334&linkCode=as2&tag=notefromthesl-20

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. You can let me know what you think by messaging me on the contact form of my website http://candygourlay.com. If you have suggestions for more reference materials for Tall Story, I would love to hear from you!

Candy Gourlay

PS This slideshare featured in this blog post http://www.candygourlay.com/2013/04/dear-candy-gourlay-what-is-lesson-of.html

Find out more about Tall Story on http://www.tallstory.net
Tall Story is available on Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385752334/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0385752334&linkCode=as2&tag=notefromthesl-20

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A Discussion Guide for Tall Story by Candy Gourlay

  1. By Candy Gourlay Tall Story A D I S C U S S I O N G U I D E B Y T H E A U T H O R
  2. Characters
  3. Bernardo grewupinthePhilippines.
  4. Bernardo grewupinthePhilippines. Hewisheshecouldbewith hissisterinLondon.
  5. Bernardo HesuffersfromGIGANTISM. grewupinthePhilippines. Hewisheshecouldbewith hissisterinLondon.
  6. GIGANTISM Is a growth disease.
  7. GIGANTISM Is a growth disease. You can get this tall.
  8. Andi
  9. Andiis short …
  10. Andiis short … but she’s AMAZING at basketball!
  11. Andiis short … but she’s AMAZING at basketball! She’s not sure about her long lost brother from the Philippines.
  12. Think
  13. Think Bernardo is a Giant. What do you think it’s like to be different like Bernardo
  14. Think What would you do if you were different like Bernardo?
  15. Think How do people react when they meet someone who’s different like Bernardo? Why?
  16. Think How would you react if you met someone like Bernardo? Why?
  17. Setting
  18. Think Bernardo and Andi grew up in different cultures.
  19. CULTURE refers to traditions, style social habits, beliefs, language, religion, food.
  20. CULTURE refers to traditions, style social habits, beliefs, language, religion, food. Filipino Culture!
  21. CULTURE refers to traditions, style social habits, beliefs, language, religion, food. Filipino Culture!
  22. CULTURE refers to traditions, style social habits, beliefs, language, religion, food. English Culture!Filipino Culture!
  23. CULTURE refers to traditions, style social habits, beliefs, language, religion, food. English Culture!Filipino Culture! Yeoman  image  by  Andrew  Ga1  
  24. Think
  25. Think What do you think are some of the cultural differences between the Bernardo and Andi?
  26. Think Do you know anyone who’s culturally different from you? How?
  27. Think How do the cultural differences affect the relationship of Bernardo and Andi?
  28. Think Bernardo and Andi grew up in different environments.
  29. Bernardo grew up in the Philippines.
  30. Andi grew up in London.
  31. Think
  32. Think Which setting is most like your own? Why?
  33. Think How does his environment influence Bernardo’s character?
  34. Think How does her environment influence Andi’s personality?
  35. Think How does her environment influence Andi’s personality?
  36. Think How has your environment influenced you?
  37. Story
  38. Think The story alternates between Bernardo and Andi’s voice. Why is the story told this way?
  39. Think Both Andi and Bernardo have very strong desires. What do each of them want and how does the story show this?
  40. Think Filipino legends are woven into Bernardo’s side of the story. What do the legends explain?
  41. Think There are magical elements in the story. Bernardo’s wish comes true and so does Andi’s. Do you think it’s because of the magic? Why?
  42. More Reading
  43. Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce He’s so tall he manages to fool a dealer into letting him test drive a car. But is signing up for a trip to outer space a step too far? Wonder by RJ Palacio He’s funny, smart and brave – but he’s got no face and now he’s got to attend real school. How is he going to cope? The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie Native American boy dares to leave the reservation to become the only Indian in school. Hilarious and sad.
  44. I hope you enjoyed this discussion guide. A good book should make you think and I hope Tall Story has done just that. Thank you for reading my book! Candy Gourlay
  45. candygourlay.com With thanks to Sarah McIntyre for the Tall Story cartoon jabberworks.livejournal.com

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