The stunning bestseller by Benji Davies.
Noi and his father live in a house by the sea , his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret , but but there’s only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs . For Noi, even though he can’t keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better – the perfect gift from one friend to another.
Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar’s First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard