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Phil Earle: When the Sky Falls and While the Storm Rages

Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Animals, Fiction, History, War
Age group: 9-11, 12-14
Audience: Children, Young People

Phil Earle, one of the most highly regarded writers for children today, joins us to talk about his two latest novels, When the Sky Falls and While the Storm Rages. Phil shares the inspiration behind these fantastic wartime stories, and treats us to a reading from While the Storm Rages. In this broadcast, Phil also speaks on all of the different ways to be 'a reader', and how to find inspiration for your own creative writing.

Shorter clips from the event are also available at BBC Scotland Learning website(this link will open in a new window).

Learning Resources

As Phil says, there are stories to be found absolutely everywhere. Try your hand at capturing them using Phil's creative writing masterclass to get you started.