Candy is an award-winning author, her books include Tall Story, Shine and most recently Is It a Mermaid?
At Books Go Walkabout, we are pleased to work with Candy on school visits in the UK and Far East.
Bone Talk is a story from 100 years ago, about a boy named Samkad, who thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili and he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, spear and axe to fight with.
His best friend, Luki, wants all the same things – except she is a girl, and no girl has ever become a warrior. But everything changes when a new boy arrives in the village. He calls himself Samkad’s brother, yet he knows nothing of the ways of the mountain and he brings news of a people called ‘Americans’, who are bringing war and destruction right to his home…
Candy is from the Philippines and her stories are linked to culture and childhood from this amazing country on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Whilst writing Bone Talk, Candy travelled to her book’s remote mountain setting and became engrossed in the spirit and dynamics of this incredible country.
Bone Talk is published by David Fickling Books and is a great read for children ages, 8-11 years.
Congratulations Candy on having Bone Talk shortlisted and Good Luck for the Costa Children’s Book Award.
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