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Posted by Sam, January 7, 2021

The Boy Who Met a Whale is the Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for January

The Booksellers Association have announced their Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for January – and we’re absolutely delighted that The Boy Who Met a Whale, by Nizrana Farook, has been chosen!

From the author of Carnegie-nominated The Girl Who Stole an Elephant, and with cover art by David Dean, The Boy Who Met a Whale is another brilliant escapade set in fictional Sri Lanka – jam-packed with peril, mystery, and a huge blue whale.

Razi, a local fisherboy, is watching turtle eggs hatch when he sees a boat bobbing into view. With a chill, he notices a small, still hand hanging over the side… Inside is Zheng, who’s escaped a shipwreck and is full of tales of sea monsters and missing treasure. But the villains who are after Zheng are soon after Razi and his sister, Shifa, too. And so begins an exhilarating adventure in the shadow of the biggest sea monster of them all…

Read the first few chapters below:

You can buy a copy of The Boy Who Met a Whale from Bookshop.org, an independent bookshop supporter, here. Alternatively, you can find a copy via your local bookshop here, which may be able to offer delivery or click and collect at this time.