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Book Club: While the Storm Rages

Book Club: While the Storm Rages

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This month we’re delighted to bring you a thrilling and emotional adventure set at the start of the Second World War with our September book club title, While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle (Andersen Press), to enjoy in a book club setting – whether with friends, family or your school mates.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions for discussion in your own book club.

Click here to watch all our brilliant Q&A with Phil including his favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can also listen to Phil read from his book While the Storm Rages here.  

Don’t forget to check out our latest Book Club snack – this month we’re going back in time and making a Wartime Carrot Cake.

Make sure to leave your review of this month’s Book Club book here.

Please note that this story contains content that might be upsetting for some readers – we advise always reading the text before sharing it with your group.

While the Storm Rages

Written by: Phil Earle
Publisher: Andersen Press

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.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions for discussion in your own book club.

Click here to watch all our brilliant Q&A with Phil including his favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can also listen to Phil read from his book While the Storm Rages here.

Don’t forget to check out our latest Book Club snack – this month we’re going back in time and making a Wartime Carrot Cake.

Make sure to leave your review of this month’s Book Club book here.

Please note that this story contains content that might be upsetting for some readers – we advise always reading the text before sharing it with your group.

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About the author

Phil Earle

Born and raised in the north of England, Phil is the author of over twenty acclaimed, award-winning books for children and teenagers. He has worked as a carer, a drama therapist, a bookseller and a publisher, and loves talking at schools and festivals around the world. He lives on the side of a very steep hill with his partner, their five children and two dogs.

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