Lila and the Secret of Rain

Lila and the Secret of Rain Cover

Lila and the Secret of Rain

By David Conway; Jude Daly (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln, Hardcover, 9781845074074, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008


For months, the sun has baked Lila’s Kenyan village. It’s too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, even too hot to milk the cow. Without rain, the crops will fail. Lila is so worried that when her grandfather whispers to her the secret of making the rain fall, she decides to do something about it even if it means confronting the sky itself. Lila’s quest to save the village is beautifully told in David Conway’s elegant, sparse prose. Jude Daly’s color-drenched illustrations perfectly evoke both the parched landscape and vibrant village life.