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Tall Story
by Candy Gourlay | Teens
Registered by wingkatopuawing of Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on 2/15/2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by book-a-billy): travelling


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7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingkatopuawing from Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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"What you want is not always what you get. Even when your wishes come true.
Andie 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 years, 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 an amazing story to tell.
A bittersweet story - funny, sad, and magical"

David Fickling Books 2011, hardcover

Here is the homepage of the author:
candygourlay.com

engl. Ring-Thread 


Journal Entry 2 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Friday, February 18, 2011

9 out of 10

A fascinating story. It's easy to read, well it's more a book for teens than adults, but anyways I really enjoyed to read the book. After I started it, I could not put it away until I reached the last page.
I hope to hear more from this new author. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Monday, February 21, 2011

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holle 77 hat sich bereiterklärt, die Buchpatenschaft für diesen Ring zu übernehmen.
Vielen Dank und viel Spaß beim Lesen. Buch ist verpackt und geht hoffentlich morgen raus (sofern ich meinen Zahnarzttermin überlebe).

Anmeldungen also bitte an holle77's PN-Nachrichtenbox 


Journal Entry 4 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/26/2011 UTC) at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany

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Wandert heute in die Post 


Journal Entry 5 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Nachdem das Buch nach der ersten Verschickung wieder zurückkam, weil holle77 mittlerweile im Urlaub war und das Buch nicht abholen konnte, habe ich es Anfang September nach Absprache erneut losgeschickt.

Nun bin ich gerade dabei die Riesentasche voll Werbung, Zeitschriften und sonstigem Kram durchzuschauen, welche meine Nachbarn während meiner Abwesenheit in den letzten Monaten für mich gesammelt haben. Dabei tauchte dann auch der Umschlag mit diesem Buch wieder auf. Keine Ahnung, warum er erneut zurück geschickt wurde ... und warum er hier landete und nicht von der Postnachsendung erfasst wurde.

Werde mal holle77 fragen, was nun weiter damit geschehen soll. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingkatopuawing at To the first reader, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/11/2012 UTC) at To the first reader, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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This book got nearly lost. I'm not feeling very well at the moment and since beginning of December I pay a neighbour of mine to do little tasks for me like shopping and go to the post office too. End of January I got suspicious as an important letter has never reached its addressee.
Yesterday a friend and I were able to confront this neighbour and got several parcels and big letters back, which have never been send away. It looked like it was too tempting to keep not only her payment but also the money dedicated for the postage. Some of the books and big letters I put already today in the postbox. The rest will be brought to the post office beginning of next week.
I'm sorry abou this. I really could have noticed earlier that a lot of books were never journaled if I would have followed the activities on my bookshelf better. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Finally I got it, today I found it in my private box at school. Thank you for sending it. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Das Buch soll als Ring weiterreisen:

CrimsonAngel
olagorie
scentofnight
Isfet


zum Schluss zurück zu katopua oder zu mir, falls katopua nicht da ist. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, March 05, 2012

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I liked the book. It is easy to read and the story of Bernardo and Amandolina is fascinating, as katopua wrote it. 


Journal Entry 10 by CrimsonAngel at Offenbach/Main, Hessen Germany on Monday, March 12, 2012

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The book arrived here today. I'm looking forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 11 by CrimsonAngel at Offenbach/Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

9 out of 10

I've read this book for the 1 Jahr = 1 Land-Lifetime Challenge for the Philippines.

I really enjoyed reading this book. First I thought it was a little bit funny, but in the middle I realized I was wrong. In the end, it's been kind of serious and sad. And I, too, think that the story of Andi and Nardo is fascinating!

The book will travel on as soon as I get the next adress. 


Journal Entry 12 by CrimsonAngel at BookRing, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/22/2012 UTC) at BookRing, by mail -- Controlled Releases

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The book is on its way again. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Das Buch ist gestern im Briefkasten gewesen, Dankeschön!
 


Journal Entry 14 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 out of 10


Aaaah!!

Na, das war ja klar.... ich habe den Fehler gemacht und zwei Kapitel gelesen. Und dann noch eins, und noch eins ... Jetzt ist es ein Uhr in der Nacht, ich bin hundemüde, aber ich habe das Buch fertig ... und es ist toll! Ja, eher für Teenager geschrieben, aber spannend, herzerwärmend und einfach sehr empfehlenswert!

Zählt für die Philippinen.
 


Journal Entry 15 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Monday, July 23, 2012

7 out of 10


Wegen meiner aktuellen schwierigen familiärer Situation hat das Weiterschicken bisher leider noch nicht geklappt. Es darf aber jetzt bald weiter nach Leipzig.
 


Journal Entry 16 by wingolagoriewing at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Friday, August 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/10/2012 UTC) at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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Vielen lieben Dank!
 


Journal Entry 17 by scentofnight at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Das Buch ist heute gut hier angekommen und ich bin schon sehr gespannt, da ich viel gutes darüber gehört habe. Außerdem ist es eine gute Gelegenheit mal wieder ein ganzes Buch auf Englisch zu lesen und nicht nur Manga, Interneteinträge und Zeitungsartikel. Und dann zählt es auch gleich noch für die 1Jahr=1Land-Challenge!

Erstmal hat es sich auf einem Regal bei einigen anderen Büchern gemütlich gemacht und erzählt seinen neuen Freunden die Geschichten, die auf seinen Seiten lauern, während es darauf wartet, gelesen zu werden. Ab und zu, wenn es ganz still ist, kann ich sogar sein Flüstern hören ;) Leider muss ich der Versuchung noch ein wenig widerstehen, bis ich meine beiden aktuellen Bücher fertiggelesen habe. Aber dann... :)
Vielen lieben Dank fürs Zuschicken! Ich wünsche noch eine belesene Woche :)

Ich werde mir Mühe geben, den Ring nicht zu lange aufzuhalten. Danke für den Ring katopua und danke an olagorie für's Weiterschicken! 


Journal Entry 18 by scentofnight at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Friday, October 12, 2012

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I can only agree with the other readers: A really fascinating story, "funny, sad, magical" - and simply touching.
At first I found Andi to be a bit too unconcerned, but I liked the way she slowly changed her way of thinking about her "new" brother. Besides I could somehow identify with her, because my mother comes from abroad, too, and I experienced some situations that were really similar to what is described in the book.

I will contact Isfet now and then send on the book as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 19 by scentofnight at Bookring in an den nächsten auf der Liste, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 19, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/17/2012 UTC) at Bookring in an den nächsten auf der Liste, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Das Buch hat sich am 17.10. auf den Weg gemacht. Gute Reise, liebes Buch, und nochmal vielen Dank, dass ich mitlesen durfte. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingIsfetwing at Ingolstadt, Bayern Germany on Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Heute aus der Packstation gefischt - herzlichen Dank! Muss leider etwas warten 


Journal Entry 21 by wingIsfetwing at Ingolstadt, Bayern Germany on Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Nice to read - really a book for teens, not for adults, but a fascinating story. But I can't understand adults give a teenager such a feeling of beeing responsible for things he can not control, like earthquakes... Also it is very moralistic in case of showing that you should really care what you wish - because it might come true.  


Journal Entry 22 by wingIsfetwing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany on Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/31/2013 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany

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Macht sich auf die Heimreise - Happy Crossing! 


Journal Entry 23 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Monday, April 29, 2013

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Ist schon vor einer ganzen Weile hier eingetrudelt (und hat sich auf einem kleinen Stapel zu journalender Bücher auf meinem Drucker versteckt).

Arrived already quite a while ago back home.  


Journal Entry 24 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Monday, December 04, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (11/29/2017 UTC) at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany

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Macht sich als Leihgabe auf den Weg zum Lesen ohne Zeitlimit. 


Journal Entry 25 by book-a-billy at München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Das Buch ist heute wohlbehalten bei mir eingetroffen - vielen lieben Dank - und macht es sich erst mal im Warmen gemütlich. Wenn ich es gelesen habe und es bereit zur Rückreise ist, meldet es sich wieder. 


Journal Entry 26 by book-a-billy at München, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6 out of 10

Quite nice. I might advise teenagers to read it. As this was my third book by an author from the Philippines, I was a bit disappointed that I only learnt very little about the Philippines in this book. 


Journal Entry 27 by book-a-billy at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (6/15/2018 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany

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This book may travel back home :-) 


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