A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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Monday, 26 January 2015

Postcard to St Anthony in Quezon City

DEAR SIXTH GRADERS OF SAINT ANTHONY IN QUEZON CITY


On Facebook last week, your teacher, Ms Kat, showed me this video she made of your Tall Story drawings.  Wow, they are FANTASTIC! Thank you!



I always get a thrill when I see the fun things children do with my book in the classroom. At the same time, I also feel ever so slightly guilty that you had to do a book report. Sorry!

In the main though  I hope you enjoyed drawing and thinking about my story. I certainly enjoyed looking at all your drawings. So much talent!

Thank you for being amazing, kids. And thank you, Ms Kat, for letting me have a peek at the children's work. They have really inspired me.

Love,

Candy

PS I made a Slideshare of your drawings (below) so that people can admire them at their leisure!

PPS I love the name of your class. Non-Pinoy peeps, 'Mapagmahal' means 'Loving' in Tagalog.