Phil Earle

Join Phil Earle as he talks about his award-winning WWII novels 'When The Sky Falls' and 'While The Storm Rages'
World War II, emotional storylines and writing about animals with Phil Earle

About The Author:

Born and raised in the north of England, Phil is the author of over twenty acclaimed, award-winning books for children and teenagers. He  has worked as a carer, a dramatherapist, a bookseller and a publisher,  and loves talking at schools and festivals around the world. He lives on the side of a very steep hill with his partner, their five children and two dogs. 

About Phil’s books:

‘When The Sky Falls’ – 1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis. As the weeks pass, bonds deepen and secrets are revealed, but if the bombers set Adonis rampaging free, will either of them be able to end the life of the one thing they truly love? Inspired by a true story.

‘While The Storm Rages’ – September 1939. The world is on the brink of war. As his dad marches off to fight, Noah makes him a promise, to keep their beloved family dog safe. When the government advises people to have their pets put down in readiness for the chaos of war, hundreds of thousands of people do as they are told. But not Noah. He’s not that sort of boy. With his two friends in tow, he goes on the run, to save his dog and as many animals as he can. No matter what.

Praise for ‘When The Sky Falls’:

‘A magnificent story … It deserves every prize going.’ – Philip Pullman
‘An extraordinary story with historical and family truth at its heart, that tells us as much about the present  as the past. Deeply felt, movingly written, a remarkable achievement’ – Michael Morpurgo

 

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