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*
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David Conway has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award. He has also been awarded The Peter Pan Silver Star by the Swedish wing of the IBBY and the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the US. His first picture book The Most Important Gift of All with Karin Littlewood was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal in 2006. Dubravka Kolanovic is tMore about David Conway
JUDE DALY is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator, renowned for her delicately detailed illustrations. Her books include The Gift of the Sun , To Everything There is a Season, Lila and the Secret of Rain and Thank You Jackson . She lives with her husband, the author and illustratorMore about Jude Daly