Two amazing World War II stories for fans of history, secrets and mysteries!
When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle is inspired by a true story. Joseph must make a terrible choice when he is left alone to guard a silverback gorilla’s cage in a deserted zoo. When the Blitz comes, will he have to shoot the animal rather than let it run wild? In The Valley of Lost Secrets Jimmy is evacuated from London to a small village in Wales and feels completely out of place. But when he finds a skull hidden in a tree, the valley becomes more frightening than the war.
Phil Earle has written fifteen novels, and won lots of awards. He delights in unearthing stories from everyday innocuous events. The Valley of Lost Secrets is Lesley Parr’s first novel. She shares her time between writing stories, teaching at a primary school and tutoring adults.
Phil Earle and Lesley Parr will be in conversation with our StoryMachine children and families programmer, Janet Smyth.