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Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale

(2022)
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*Winner of the Northern Writers' Award 2020*

'A thrilling tale of intrigue and adventure in the clouds, full of wonderful creatures, mind-boggling gadgets, bravery, kindness and hope' Thomas Taylor, author of
Malamander

When Zeina Starborn's dream of exploring the skies becomes a reality, she finds herself in a daring adventure beyond her wildest imagination. Meet explorers, inventors, and mighty sky whales in this richly inventive fantasy, perfect for 9+ fans of BRIGHTSTORM and ORPHANS OF THE TIDE.

Zeina Starborn spends her days dreaming of adventure in the sky and escaping the smog-filled city of Ravenport.

So, when she wins the chance to visit the famous Willoughby Whale Hotel - a ginormous structure built on the back of a flying whale - Zeina grabs it. Even clashing with Jackson, spoiled heir to the Willoughby fortune, can't dampen her excitement.

But a series of clues makes her question what she's been told about this dazzling world of inventors, explorers and mighty sky whales. Zeina and Jackson must put aside their differences to uncover the secret plot around them as they embark on the journey of a lifetime.




Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"An exhilarating read with an immersive world that all readers will enjoy ... and a main character that you'll be rooting for all the way." - Rachel Faturoti

"What a ride! Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale takes you on an adventure worthy of a great explorer. With its blend of inventive world-building, lovable quirky characters and unexpected plot twists, the book is sure to keep curious children hooked. I loved it." - Kate Gilby-Smith

"Packed to the fins with adventure, gadgets and plenty of heart." - Maria Kuzniar

"A thrilling tale of intrigue and adventure in the clouds, full of wonderful creatures, mind-boggling gadgets, bravery, kindness and hope." - Thomas Taylor


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