When the Sky Falls

When the Sky Falls: Exclusive Edition

Ages 9-12, 9-12 Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/06/2024
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A special edition of the beloved wartime tale. £1 from every edition of this book is being donated to War Child by Andersen Press.

Winner of the The British Book Awards 2022 Children's Fiction Book of the Year

Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Children’s Fiction

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2022

The Times Children's Book of the Year

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for June 2021

‘A magnificent story … It deserves every prize going’ Philip Pullman

‘An extraordinary story with historical and family truth at its heart, that tells us as much about the present as the past. Deeply felt, movingly written, a remarkable achievement’ Michael Morpurgo

1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis. As the weeks pass, bonds deepen and secrets are revealed, but if the bombers set Adonis rampaging free, will either of them be able to end the life of the one thing they truly love?

Inspired by a true story.

  • Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781839135989
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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