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Lila and the Secret of Rain [PDF] ✎ Lila and the Secret of Rain ✐ David Conway – Thomashillier.co.uk For months the sun has burned down on Lila s Kenyan village It is too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, even too hot to milk the cow Without rain the well will run dry and the crops For months the Secret MOBI · the sun has burned down on Lila s Kenyan village Lila and ePUB ½ It is too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, and the Secret MOBI ñ 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 to her the secret of rain, she decides to go and talk to the sky herself How Lila saves the village by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows is told in David Conway s elegant and spare prose style, which is complemented perfectly by Jude Daly s beautiful and poignant illustrations.


10 thoughts on “Lila and the Secret of Rain

  1. Kim Cerri Kim Cerri says:

    Lila and the secret of rain is all about a young girl who lives in a Kenyan village It is very hot and the sun burns all day every day It is so hot all the villagers stay inside during the day It is too hot to do their chores The well has dried up because of the heat and the villagers are beginning to worry Lila s grandfather shares a secret with Lila Lila goes on a mission to the highest mountain and tells the sky of her saddest times Nothing seems to work and Lila begins to cry A breez Lila and the secret of rain is all about a young girl who lives in a Kenyan village It is very hot and the sun burns all day every day It is so hot all the villagers stay inside during the day It is too hot to do their chores The well has dried up because of the heat and the villagers are beginning to worry Lila s grandfather shares a secret with Lila Lila goes on a mission to the highest mountain and tells the sky of her saddest times Nothing seems to work and Lila begins to cry A breeze begins and the sky begins to change colour It is full of Lila s sadness Then the rain begins to fall The villagers were very happy and celebrated the rain by singing and dancing Lila and her grandfather now share the secret of rain.This is an amazing book that encourages children to consider that others live differently than we do It is a useful book for literacy when making comparisons to Lila s village and where we live It enables children to recall any experiences they may have had if they have come from a hot country or even visited a hot country It also leads onto green issues such as saving water and allowing children to consider that our actions have an impact in the world we live There are lots of colourful images that enable children to visualize the difficulties that the villagers face.This book can be a really good resource for Year two children to share as a class to engage in thought processes It could also be a useful independent reader


  2. Tatiana Tatiana says:

    Lila and the Secret of Rain is a tale about a Kenyan village that is experiencing a dry spell and the little girl who makes it rain by whispering to the sky I loved this story because it highlighted a young person who does something difficult and brave for others, rather than just thinking of herself.As a multicultural text, it presents the ethnic group in authentic dress and nods to their traditional beliefs It doesn t really explain anything about being Kenyan, though However, Lila is an in Lila and the Secret of Rain is a tale about a Kenyan village that is experiencing a dry spell and the little girl who makes it rain by whispering to the sky I loved this story because it highlighted a young person who does something difficult and brave for others, rather than just thinking of herself.As a multicultural text, it presents the ethnic group in authentic dress and nods to their traditional beliefs It doesn t really explain anything about being Kenyan, though However, Lila is an individual and not just a representation of her ethnic group In the classroom, I would use this book for cause effect What were the effects of the lack of rain What does Lila do and what response does it generate and inference, especially in the context of Lila s pleas to the sky and how her emotion brings about the rain storm Also, for older students, the placement of symbols, like the sun and later the dark clouds, within the illustrations would prove interesting for analysis


  3. Tara Tara says:

    The story is of a girl named Lila who lives in a village in Kenya where they have not seen rain for several months The crops are withering, the cattle are suffering, and the heat is so unbearable the villagers cannot do their regular work When Lila overhears her mother saying that the well has dried up, her worries grow In desperation, she seeks her grandfather s wisdom about the secret of rain and then leaves her village to try and accomplish the impossible.I really liked this book for the The story is of a girl named Lila who lives in a village in Kenya where they have not seen rain for several months The crops are withering, the cattle are suffering, and the heat is so unbearable the villagers cannot do their regular work When Lila overhears her mother saying that the well has dried up, her worries grow In desperation, she seeks her grandfather s wisdom about the secret of rain and then leaves her village to try and accomplish the impossible.I really liked this book for the different meanings you can find The book can be used within different contexts in schools If you were teaching a topic theme about water this would be a great resource The vivid text and beautiful illustrations also helps to tell a powerful story of something we take for granted This can also be used to talk about natural resources and how different cultures rely on it and how they use it I think this can be used throughout KS1 2


  4. Lee Peckover Lee Peckover says:

    I was really surprised by how much my class enjoyed this book Some of their feedback follows It made me happy when they were all ok It s sad when they have no water Their houses are so weird good point for a quick discussion I like how it s a secret and she keeps it Overall, this scored 28 thumbs up out of 30 An excellent result for a book that doesn t even have any silly bits


  5. Pauline Pauline says:

    The illustrations in this book are simply beautiful The story is simply beautiful I can t wait until January to read this book to my class because they will just love it.


  6. Diane Diane says:

    Lila s village in Kenya hasn t seen rain for many weeks They are afraid that the well will dry up Without water there can be no life Lila s grandfather tells her a story a man who told him the secret of rain You must climb the highest mountain and tell the sky the saddest thing you know So Lila climbs to the sky and talks of the sadness in her life At first, Lila doesn t think the sky is listening, but then a flash of lightning and a bolt of thunder precedes a gentle rain By the ti Lila s village in Kenya hasn t seen rain for many weeks They are afraid that the well will dry up Without water there can be no life Lila s grandfather tells her a story a man who told him the secret of rain You must climb the highest mountain and tell the sky the saddest thing you know So Lila climbs to the sky and talks of the sadness in her life At first, Lila doesn t think the sky is listening, but then a flash of lightning and a bolt of thunder precedes a gentle rain By the time she gets back to her village, they are celebrating the rain Only Lila and her grandfather know why the rain came


  7. Jennifer B. Jennifer B. says:

    A nice glimpse into life in a Kenyan village with a bit of magic, too.


  8. Lynsey Lynsey says:

    Lila and the Secret of RainK 8th grade dependent upon corresponding curriculum The text was very descriptive in regard to the gravity of what Lila was talking about Examples are very hot, so hot , for weeks and weeks , Lila walked and walked and walked The text is also broken up with the illustrations and negative space Some pages the texts is on top of the illustration, on other pages it is isolated to a section of negative space Also, there seems to be no pattern that I can identify Lila and the Secret of RainK 8th grade dependent upon corresponding curriculum The text was very descriptive in regard to the gravity of what Lila was talking about Examples are very hot, so hot , for weeks and weeks , Lila walked and walked and walked The text is also broken up with the illustrations and negative space Some pages the texts is on top of the illustration, on other pages it is isolated to a section of negative space Also, there seems to be no pattern that I can identify, but some pages have text on one page or two pages of text in 4 or less different frames within the pages Most pages or sections of the page are limited to about 2 3 sentences.Daly uses a very small palette of browns, yellows, red, and black The truly neat continuing theme throughout the book with the illustrations is the use of color in correspondence with the text For example anytime the little girl, Lila, was referencing past or future tense the illustrations were in primarily black and white and only the peoples clothing was in color The sun is always depicted as a fierce golden yellow regardless of past, present or future tense.I think this book is very appealing to kids I talks about the courage of one girl and how she saves her village It talks about different cultures and climates There are so many ways to use this book and I feel it is something that kids could really relate too.I really like this book It was a nice depiction of an African culture and would be a great integration to many different lessons.Subject Uses Social Studies Discuss and do a project in regard to weather and climate You could talk about legends and secrets.Science Talk about the importance of water to the life of people, animals and plants


  9. Linda Linda says:

    There are many stories told about calling for rain, and this is another, set in a village whose wells and crops are drying up because of the lack of rain Watercolor illustrations are filled with hot sun, blue sky, and browntones of a desert like land Lila s grandfather tells her a story that he said was told to him of the secret of rain One must climb the highest nearest mountain and tell the sky the saddest stories Lily listened, and followed her grandfather s advice Can you imagine wha There are many stories told about calling for rain, and this is another, set in a village whose wells and crops are drying up because of the lack of rain Watercolor illustrations are filled with hot sun, blue sky, and browntones of a desert like land Lila s grandfather tells her a story that he said was told to him of the secret of rain One must climb the highest nearest mountain and tell the sky the saddest stories Lily listened, and followed her grandfather s advice Can you imagine what happened The words in the story are poetic the sky was ebony with emotion I feel it would be a good addition to a collection of myths in storytelling


  10. Sarit Arora Sarit Arora says:

    This is a beautiful book about a small girl Lila, set in a Kenyan village Its about bravery, courage and hope, narrated beautifully through expressive illustrations by Jude Daly I love the illustration style, somehow the intensity of the sun, comparison of the scale of human and the nature and the hope of the rain, is wonderfully conveyed through the beautiful watercolors One of the favorite books of my son and daughter for bed time reading.


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