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The War Next Door

Written by Phil Earle

Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Part of the A Storey Street novel Series

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LoveReading View on The War Next Door

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016  A pacey new story set in Storey Street featuring a cast of outrageous characters doing a host of amazing and extraordinary things. Masher’s dad is determined to get his greedy hands on the space in the street where a house was stolen from so that he can sell it for loads of money. But the kids in the street have a different idea. Can they and the performing Jessops, who turn up in the nick of time, defend the special place? Mayhem, magic and a certain amount of trickery follow is this bubbly adventure which adds a great new chapter to the Storey Street series.  ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The War Next Door by Phil Earle

The War Next Door Synopsis

Masher is the bully of Storey Street. No one ever dares stand up to him and that's the way he likes it. But then Jemima and her family move into the plot of land next door. Jemima isn't afraid of him at all, and she's making him look like a bit of a wimp. To Masher, that just means one thing: war. (At least until teatime...)

The War Next Door Press Reviews

These books have all the humour and slapstick you'd expect, but it's their enormous heart and genuine diversity that makes them stand out in a very crowded genre. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Warm-hearted fun The Daily Mail on Superhero Street


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ISBN: 9781444013917
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444013917
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Phil Earle
Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Humorous, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks

About Phil Earle

Phil Earle was born and raised in Hull. His first job was as a care worker in a children’s home. Phil then chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children’s publishing – when he’s not writing his own children’s books, which have received critical acclaim and been nominated for numerous awards, including a longlisting for the Carnegie Medal. Phil lives in Hebden Bridge.  Author photo credit David Owens

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