The Boy Who Met a Whale by Nizrana Farook
📚 The Boy Who Met a Whale 📚
Author: Nizrana Farook @nizrite
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing @penguinkids
Islamic Content: Muslim Characters
Concerns: theft, death, kidnapping
On the Island of Serendib, when fisherboy, Razi, spots a boat coming to the shore and realizes there is someone in there that needs saving. Zhang had escaped a shipwreck and he is on the run from the bad guys. When Razi saves Zheng's life, soon Razi's life and his sister's are also at risk. They embark on a dangerous adventure to try and make things right.
Wow. This book has taken me on a wild adventure. It is a fast paced book that had me read it in two sittings. Razi and Zhang and Shifa are such likeable characters with each one presenting their strengths and weaknesses. As their series of adventures progressed I found myself holding my breath as they make it through each struggle. This book doesn't actually include Islam except that the names of the main characters are recognized to be Muslim. It had been a while since I enjoyed a chapter book to this extent. I didn't realize what I was missing before I read this accelerating sea adventure. Definitely would recommend for kids 10 and up as the perfect summer read.