Phil Earle on his new book, Superhero Street

Published on: 26 February 2016 Author: Phil Earle

The fantastic author Phil Earle, who's work includes the Mind the Gap and The Bubble Wrap Boy, became our thirteenth Writer in Residence back in 2016. To mark the release of his brand new book, Superhero Street, Phil Earle talks about the inspiration behind his latest tale - with the help of his daughter, Elsie.

Phil Earle

Superhero Street tells the story of Mouse, a young boy who becomes a superhero after his mum stops a bank robbery.

Our Writer in Residence goes on to talk about how he was inspired to write this book after he read an article in the newspaper some years ago.

The article was about a man who became a superhero by helping people park their cars. He couldn't afford much so his costume was homemade, just like Mouse's costume in Superhero Street.

In honour of the superhero that inspired Phil, his daughter, Elsie has dressed up just like the him.

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