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A beautiful 10th anniversary paperback edition of this award-winning, beloved modern classic, containing a note from the author.

Noi lives with his dad and six cats by the sea. With his dad working hard as a fisherman, Noi sometimes feels a bit lonely, so when, one day, he finds a little whale washed up on the beach after a storm, he takes it home to care for it. At first, Noi tries to keep his new friend a secret, but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out... Noi is persuaded that the whale must go back to the sea where it belongs, but their friendship will stay with him forever...

This stunningly-illustrated story was awarded the inaugural Oscar's Book Prize and has gone on to become a much-loved global bestseller.

More from the world of The Storm Whale:
The Storm Whale in Winter
Grandma Bird


Also written and illustrated by Benji Davies:
Grandad's Island

Illustrated by Benji Davies:
On Sudden Hill, written by Linda Sarah
Jump on Board the Animal Train, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore
When the Dragons Came, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore

About The Author

Benji Davies was born and raised in Peterborough. After studying Animation at university, a thirst for pastures new led to London, where he now resides, drawing pictures (and sometimes make them move!). His books - including the much-loved The Storm Whale and Grandad's Island are international bestsellers, and have been translated into over 35 different languages.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (March 30, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398519633
  • Ages: 3 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"A future classic and a must have for the discerning picture book fan."

– The Booksniffer

"The Storm Whale is an evocative portrayal of a child's need for friendship, told through the sparest of text and imagery in this beautiful picture book."

– The ReadingZone

"The Storm Whale is one of those rare picture books that evokes loneliness with such fragility, and that conveys such feeling and beauty that it cannot fail to move its readers… an absolute gem, do not miss out."

– Library Mice

"I have to admit that I was fighting back tears by the end. It's just so incredibly sweet and really pulls the heart strings!"

– Being Mrs C

"Charming and engaging this book gives lots of scope for child to adult discussion about feeling lonely and saying goodbye to something loved."

– Love All Blogs

"Poignant, sensitive and understated […] this is a not to be missed tale where the narrative thrust and emotional span transcends the simplicity of its words."

– Droplets of Ink

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