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Candy Gourlay is a Philippines-born author, who lives in the UK.
She was discovered first through a competition called Undiscovered Voices, and this led to her first publishing deal.
Candy has always loved books, reading and writing them, and currently tours schools to promote her books.
It is 1899 and Samkad thinks he knows everything he needs to know about the world. He knows where home is. He knows who his friends and his enemies are. And he knows that he wants to become a man, to have his own shield, spear and axe and to take his place with the warriors of his village. But everything changes when a new boy arrives in the village who brings news of strangers called ‘Americans’, who are bringing war and death to his home . . .
Andi desperately hopes her long lost half brother Bernardo will be as mad on basketball as she is. But when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she cant believe her eyes. How did he get to be EIGHT FOOT TALL? An eight-foot-tall boy who 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...
So Rosa must live hidden away in an isolated house with its back to the rest of the world, with only the internet for a social life. The islanders believe this is the way to summon ghosts, and Rosa wants her mother back. As Rosa's social life blossoms, how will she seize the freedom to be who she really is?