The Boy Who Met A Whale Book Tour & Giveaway

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

 

About the Book:

Title: 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

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks (audiobook), Kobo (audiobook), TBD, Bookshop.org

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

Reviews:

“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

Grab book 1, THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT now!

 

My Review

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My love for Middle grade novels grows each time I read another great one. This book is fantastic, everything a good MG book should have – lovable characters, non-stop action and breathtakinly beautiful settings. The world building is phenomenal, Farook's attention to detail is very impressive. The three main characters (Razi, Shifa & Zheng) couldn't be more different from each other and yet work so well together. They are plan adventure including sea creatures, pirates and a treasure map! Need I say more? I will definitely be checking out Farook's other book in this genre, The Girl Who Stole an Elephant as soon as I can get my hands on it.

Huge thanks to Rock Star Book Tours & Nosy Crow for my gifted copy! 

 

About 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 in Hertfordshire, England with her husband and two daughters.

 

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Giveaway Details: 

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

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/31/2022

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt/IG Post

1/31/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

2/1/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

2/1/2022

Pick A Good Book

Excerpt/IG Post

2/2/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

2/2/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

2/3/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

2/3/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

2/4/2022

BookHounds YA

Review

2/4/2022

Log Cabin Library

Excerpt

Week Two:

2/7/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

2/7/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review/IG Post

2/8/2022

The Reading Wordsmith

Review/IG Post

2/8/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

2/9/2022

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

2/9/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

2/10/2022

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

2/10/2022

Bibliophile On Loose

Review

2/11/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

Review/IG Post

2/11/2022

The Book View

Excerpt/IG Post


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