Book Club: The Boy Who Met a Whale

Book Club: The Boy Who Met a Whale

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The Boy Who Met a WhaleDiscover October’s book club title, The Boy Who Met a Whale by Nizrana Farook (Nosy Crow). We’re delighted to be sharing this thrilling adventure story with you to enjoy in a book club setting – whether with friends, family or your school mates.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions to use for discussion in your own book club. Click here to watch all our brilliant videos with Nizrana, including her favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can listen to her read from The Boy Who Met a Whale, find out more about the enthralling setting of the book, and discover the inspiration for her thrilling adventure story. Don’t forget to check out our latest Book Club snack – this month we’ve been inspired by the tropical setting of The Boy Who Met a Whale and are making coconut ice.

Make sure to leave your review of this month’s Book Club book here.

The Girl Who Stole an ElephantThe Girl Who Lost a LeopardIf you love The Boy Who Met a Whale, then make sure to check out Nizrana’s other exciting animal adventures – The Girl Who Stole an Elephant and The Girl Who Lost a Leopard – out now!

The Boy Who Met a Whale

The Boy Who Met a Whale

Written by: Nizrana Farook
Publisher: Nosy Crow

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…

Discover our Q&A videos with Nizrana Farook, read an extract from the book and download our questions to spark discussions in your own Book Club! You can also order all the Book Club titles online here.

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About the author

Nizrana Farook

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 with her family in Hertfordshire.

Nizrana Farook

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