When the Sky Falls

Author:   Phil Earle
Publisher:   Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9781783449651


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 13 years
Format:   Paperback
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When the Sky Falls


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'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 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.

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Author:   Phil Earle
Publisher:   Andersen Press Ltd
Imprint:   Andersen Press Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.256kg
ISBN:  

9781783449651


ISBN 10:   1783449659
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  Children / Juvenile ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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 Complex, dark, intense and mysterious, When the Sky Falls is an astounding work of fiction. The characters have the knotty awkwardness of real people, and the whole book has that unfakeable feeling of Truth. Earle takes us to some very dark places in this novel, but at the end he brings us back to the light. For years now Earle has been one of our finest writers for young people and here he is at the height of his considerable powers -- Antony McGowan Phil Earle writes from the heart: a story about love and friendship and how animals can connect people in the darkest of times and allow them to heal -- Gill Lewis A bold and beautiful story -- Abi Elphinstone A raw and beautiful story about the power of kindness and hope -- Anna James


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 Uplifting ... should whet appetites for wartime classics such as Carrie's War and Goodnight Mr Tom * Telegraph * Utterly brilliant, original and so very, very moving... a triumph for kids' lit -- Sarah Crossan A beautifully written historical adventure story... impossible to put down * BookTrust * A beautiful and majestic piece of work... Manages to be raw and gentle, harrowing and uplifting, all while racing inexorably towards its unforgettable end. Wow. Children's literature at its best -- Jonathan Stroud


A magnificent story ... It deserves every prize going -- Philip Pullman A deeply moving, thought-provoking drama * Daily Mail * 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 Uplifting ... should whet appetites for wartime classics such as Carrie's War and Goodnight Mr Tom * Telegraph * Utterly brilliant, original and so very, very moving... a triumph for kids' lit -- Sarah Crossan


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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.

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