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The Boy Who Met a Whale

THE BOY WHO MET A WHALE by Nizrana Farook – I am thrilled to be on her Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY! 

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About The Boy Who Met a Whale

THE BOY WHO MET A WHALE, written by Nizrana Farook, was published by Peachtree Publishing Company on February 1, 2022. This 256-page book is available in hardcover, paperback, eBook, and audiobook on:

GoodreadsAmazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks (audiobook), Kobo (audiobook), TBD,

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 Farhook:
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

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The Reviews are In

“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 heart.”-Booklist

“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 Journal


About the Author

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.

Find her work:

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Enter to Win: The Boy Who Met a Whale

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


Tour Schedule

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While laughing, children will learn the importance of friendship,

healthy eating, and putting litter in a bin.

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