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As Noah Price’s dad marches off to fight, he asks his son to honour one vital promise: that he will keep their dog, Winn, safe. No matter what. Noah agrees, but his best intentions are crushed when the government advises people to have their pets put to sleep as part of the war preparations. Children are heartbroken, queues outside vets’ surgeries stretch for miles.
But Noah is a resourceful and impetuous child. He won’t just do what he is told. Far from it. With his two friends in tow, he makes a pledge. To go on the run, and save as many animals as he can, whatever the cost.
So begins the most thrilling of adventures, involving a stolen ark, a motley crew of animals and a crashed Spitfire.
Praise for When the Sky Falls:
‘An extraordinary story . . . Deeply felt, movingly written, a remarkable achievement’ Michael Morpurgo
‘Utterly brilliant, original and so very, very moving . . .a triumph for kids’ lit’ Sarah Crossan
‘A magnificent story . . . it deserves every prize going’ Philip Pullman
|Publication date:||1st June 2022|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction|
|Collections:||2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,|
|Other Categories:||Free Books for 11+ readers|
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 life of a bookseller, and now works in children’s publishing. He is the author of several award-winning novels including Being Billy which won the 2012 weRead Award and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. He lives in YorkshireMore About Phil Earle
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