Andersen Press Andersen Press

While The Storm Rages

03/05/2022 14:24:41

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 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.

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

'A truly brilliant story of courage and resilience' Emma Carroll

‘This book doubles down on Phil Earle’s reputation as a masterful writer; a compelling, action-packed and heartfelt story’ M. G. Leonard

‘Another stunning read from one of the most authentic storytellers writing for children today’ Lesley Parr

‘Earle's mastery is to find the heart in the most heartless situations. His writing is lyrical, powerful and beautiful - this is a writer at the very top of their game’ - Maz Evans