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Phil Earle

Autor(a) de The Bubble Wrap Boy

20 Works 363 Membros 13 Críticas

About the Author

Phil Earle was born in Hull, United Kingdom in 1974. He studied English and drama at the University of Hull. His first job was as a social worker in a children's home. He then trained as a drama therapist and worked in a therapeutic community in London, caring for traumatized and abused mostrar mais adolescents. After a couple of years in the care sector, he decided to become a bookseller at Ottakar's. After three years, he became a sales rep, and then a key account manager for Transworld/Random House, and is now sales director at Simon and Schuster Children's Books. He is also the author of several books for children and young adults including Being Billy, Saving Daisy, Demolition Dad, and The Bubble Wrap Boy. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Phil Earle

The Bubble Wrap Boy (2014) 80 exemplares
When the Sky Falls (2021) 59 exemplares
Being Billy (2010) 56 exemplares
Saving Daisy. Phil Earle (2012) 33 exemplares
Heroic (2013) 32 exemplares
Mind the Gap (2017) 17 exemplares
While the Storm Rages (2022) 15 exemplares
Until the Road Ends (2023) 12 exemplares
Superhero Street (2016) 9 exemplares
The Unlucky Eleven (2019) 4 exemplares
Grandad's Medal (Early Reader) (2017) 4 exemplares
Albert and the Garden of Doom (2015) 3 exemplares
Northern Soul 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Local de nascimento
Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK



Representation: Main character with dyslexia
Trigger warnings: Military violence and war themes, World War Two, blood depiction, death of a father and an animal, death of a daughter and child from influenza, (fatal) physical injury, near-death experiences
Score: Seven points out of ten.

Full review to come.
Law_Books600 | 1 outra crítica | Nov 3, 2023 |
Story of Beau the stray dog who is rescued by Peggy just before the onset of WW2. When War hits, the directive comes for all non-essential animals to be put down as they are taking precious resoources. Peggy's family refuse and Peggy and her brother are sent to the coast away from London to live with their aunt. Beau becomes a sniffer dog, hunting out humans who are still alive when the bombs have destroyed houses but then catastrophe strikes when a bomb kills Peggy's father and mother. Beau and the cat Mabel with the help of a carrier pigeon Bomber, decide to try to travel and reach Peggy and her brother on the coast. But the journey is fraught with danger.
Lovely book that reminded me of the Michael Morpurgo novels.
… (mais)
nicsreads | Sep 6, 2023 |
True story about a historical event, takes place during World War II combining a period of war and a touching story, teaches the reader that everyone goes through a tough time and that light will always be at the end of the tunnel, acceptance and love can really be found in the most unexpected places, very strong and brave characters with a boy and gorilla
rfunaro25 | 1 outra crítica | Feb 19, 2023 |
One of the Barrington Stoke super readable texts with sepia paper and dyslexic friendly font. Unfortunately, there is a lot of urban British slang in this book that may not translate well to my Australian teenage readers from my Library but nevertheless the story is engaging enough. I was interested to read the notes at the end where Phil Earle wrote that it was based on the true story of a woman who fought to keep her dead husband's voice being used on a train line in London. Nice twist with the author using the friendship between two teenage boys - one who has lost his father and gone off the rails and the other who looks for any way that he can save his mate from wrecking himself.… (mais)
nicsreads | 1 outra crítica | May 15, 2022 |


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