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Publication date: 07 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781788009430
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 272 pages

The Boy Who Met a Whale


From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another brilliant escapade. A thrilling adventure set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril and kidnap 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…

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“There’s fast-paced action, oodles of peril, heartfelt friendship and a joyful sense of wonder at the natural world.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A gripping maritime adventure… its sunswept sweetness and tempestuous pace make for a delicious ‘book holiday’.”

-Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian 

“A fabulous fun-filled adventure, crammed with high seas, dastardly villains and loveable heroes!”

-Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha and the Spirit Bird

“The Boy Who Met a Whale is another cracking adventure from Nizrana Farook … Serendib’s shores glow in my imagination.”

-Julie Pike, author of The Last Spell Breather

“The Boy Who Met A Whale has it all: menace, mayhem, majestic sea-creatures and even a melancholic ox whose dreams of finding adventure are hilariously fulfilled. I absolutely loved it!”

– Hana Tooke, author of The Unadoptables

“SUCH a fantastic book. Filled with the most gorgeous description, heart racing adventure & peril, & such a great gang of characters.”

-Yasmin Rahman, author of All The Things We Never Said

“A fast paced, page turning adventure.”

-A.M. Dassu, author of Boy, Everywhere

“Danger, bravery, cunning and knife-edge tension compete in this thriller, enhanced by the rich backdrop of the Indian ocean.”

-Sally Morris, Daily Mail

“A captivating, sea churning adventure with themes of friendship, natural wonders and hidden strength.”

-Kelly Buxton, ReadingZone

“A tale that’s well-written, breezily paced and full of thrills.”

-James Lovegrove, Financial Times

“This is a thrilling and fast-paced read which will leave you breathless.”

-Sarah Mallon, The Scotsman

“Edge-of-seat thrills contrast with the beauty and wildlife of a remote island nation as three youngsters must use their wits and determination to rescue lost treasure and escape a pair of murderous criminals.”

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