ISBN-13: 9781787612327

RRP: £6.66

Published: 2nd June 2022

While the Storm Rages

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.

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Writing

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.


"A page-turning triumph to make you laugh and cry - it’s Phil Earle at his best"
Jacqueline Wilson

"A triumph... completely engaging"
Nicolette Jones - The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

"Earle serves up ladles of jeopardy while interrogating pet love, the causes of bullying and childhood friendship. Another triumph"
The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"Funny and heart-wrenching by turns... full of courage and determination"

"Another gritty adventure full of heart, humour and historical accuracy from the superb Earle"
Daily Mail