It is the year 2028, and it hasn’t rained for ten years. The last time it rained, Anoushqa was in her mother’s womb. She kicked when it rained. That’s her only experience of rain, an experience that she does not even remember. Sometimes, she wonders if rain is even real, or just part of one of her Grampa’s stories.
The Little Rainmaker is a heartwarming read. I was moved to tears on multiple occasions because it was impossible not to feel and live Anoushqa’s passion.
At ten, we’re superheroes, aren’t we? Self-doubt has not really begun to creep in yet. Even when it makes an appearance, we are confident that we can change the world. That’s the joy of being ten!
But when Anoushqa’s Grampa dreams of seeing rain one last time, the ten-year-old does not know what to do. Enterprising as she is, can she really battle all the naysayers and make rain? Can she do the impossible?
Her greatest superpower is that she believes she can. Things come in the way, including her mother’s impeccable Lie-o-Meter, but Anoushqa’s determination is unshakable. She will make it rain for Grampa. She will.
The Little Rainmaker is a joyous read, which rekindles faith in the power of children. I love stories where children are the change-makers, for that’s what they are. This is a book that re-affirms what every child knows and every adult ought to know – that children can and will save the world.
|Title||The Little Rainmaker|
|Rating (out of 5)||4|