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The Boy Who Met A Whale by Nizrana Farook | Book Tour

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The Boy Who Met A Whale

Author : Nizrana Farook

Pub. Date : February 1, 2022

Publisher : Peachtree Publishing Company

Formats : Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages : 256

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A Sri Lankan fisherboy is swept up in a thrilling seafaring adventure, complete with a
kidnapping, missing treasure, and a huge blue whale! From the author of The Girl Who
Stole an Elephant.

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 escapade in the shadow of the biggest sea
monster of them all.

Author Nizrana Farook has crafted another briskly paced, action-packed quest that
swells with empathetic heroes, missing treasure, and a great beast lurking beneath. Set
against a vibrant, authentic landscape inspired by Sri Lanka, this delightful caper will
thrill young fans of adventure and fantasy.

A Financial Times Best Children’s Book of the Year

Also available from Nizrana Farook:
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant


“It’s a thrilling, old-fashioned treasure hunt, and the Sri Lankan setting makes familiar
arcs feel fresh. Short, action-packed chapters keep things moving at a fast clip, while
lush descriptions and flashes of beauty (including an astonishing encounter with the
titular whale) will keep readers absorbed. A proper adventure story with a tender

“An exciting and appealing page-turner.”-Kirkus Reviews

“Farook invokes the beauty of her native Sri Lanka with sparkling descriptions of island
and sea. . . . This lyrical story, reminiscent of Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of
Stories will be appreciated by all lovers of adventurous fairy tales.”- School Library


My Thoughts

Ratings -⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Boy Who Met A whale was a wonderful read. Going into it, I was not expecting such a whirlwind of adventures and emotions to come my way. The book totally won me over with its simplistic writing and vivid descriptions.

I think my favourite part of the novel the friendship between Razi, Zheng and Shifa. I loved how different they were in terms of personalities but how well they used each other’s strengths to make their quest successful together. Moreover, the author was so good with her words and painted such a vibrant and detailed description of the island of Serendib and the sea surrounding it, it felt as if I was watching a Disney Movie.

I am generally not a big fan of middle grade novels, but this was totally it. This short and simple story of adventure and friendship will definitely win you over.

Author Info

Nizrana Farook was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the beautiful landscapes
of her home country find their way into the stories she writes. She has a master’s
degree in writing for young people, and lives in Hertfordshire, England with her husband
and two daughters.

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Giveaway Info

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE BOY WHO MET A WHALE, US Only.

Tour Schedule

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