While the Storm Rages

Phil Earle was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal with When the Sky Falls.  his hard-hitting emotional story that highlights the plight of zoo animals during The Blitz.

Phil’s latest book While the Storm Rages is also set in the Blitz but this time tells about the fate of many pets and one boy and his friends’ quest to save their animal companions. Phil dropped by to tell us more about the story.

While the Storm Rages is the eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children’s Book of the Year, winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Children’s Fiction, winner of the British Book Award for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 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.