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The Boy Who Met a Whale is World Book Day's October Book Club Pick!
Posted by Sam, October 13, 2021

The Boy Who Met a Whale is World Book Day’s October Book Club Pick!

We’re absolutely delighted by the news that The Boy Who Met a Whale, by Nizrana Farook, has been chosen as World Book Day’s October Book Club pick!

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 an extract below:

You can buy a copy of The Boy Who Met a Whale from Waterstones here,, an independent bookshop supporter, here, or from Amazon here. If you’d like to find out more about the World Book Day’s Book Club, and this month’s pick, visit this page.

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