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Lila and the Secret of Rain David Conway

Lila and the Secret of Rain By David Conway

Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway


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Summary

Lila's Kenyan village is suffering a terrible drought, until she saves the day by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows...

Lila and the Secret of Rain Summary

Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway

This award-winning picture book tells with spare, elegant prose and poignant illustrations how Lila saves her Kenyan village by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows.

For months the sun has burned down on Lila's village. It is too hot to gather firewood, or weed the garden. It is even too hot to milk the cow. Without rain the well will run dry and the crops will fail. Lila is so worried that when her grandfather whispers the secret of rain to her, she sets off to talk to the sky herself.

Lila and the Secret of Rain introduces the topics of natural resources and the impact that extreme weather can have on people's lives in a tender way that children can relate to. With the added magic of folklore, the African setting sparks interest in our world's diverse cultures.

Your heart will be drawn again and again to follow Lila in her quest to save her village with the secret of rain.

*A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner*

Lila and the Secret of Rain Reviews

A tale of hope, but also one of struggle, courage and endurance, qualities warmly conveyed by the co-operation of words and pictures. * Books for Keeps *
This quiet story offers inspiration and hope. * School Library Journal *

About David Conway

David Conway was born in Ireland but moved to England as a baby, and has lived there ever since. David is the author of a number of picture books including The Most Important Gift of All, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. Lila and the Secret of Rain won a US Spring 2008 Parents' Choice Gold Award.

Jude Daly lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband, writer and illustrator Niki Daly. Her books include To Everything there is a Season, The Little Blue Slipper, The Elephant's Pillow by Diana Reynolds Roome (winner of a US Parents' Choice Silver Award), The Faraway Island by Dianne Hofmeyr, Let There Be Peace and Sivu's Six Wishes.

Additional information

GOR001382735
9781847800350
1847800351
Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
20091008
32
Winner of Parents' Choice Awards - Gold Award 2008 (United States)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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