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Children's Fiction Africa

Rain Dance

by (author) Rosemary Aswani

illustrated by Elizabeth Webb

Hidden Brook Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2016
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p


Rosemary Aswani's book, Rain Dance, tells the story of a young girl in Kenya and her perceptions of and relationship with the rain – its moods, its sounds, its rhythmic nature. Through the eyes of a child, we see how the music of the rain can be both comforting and joyful. Colourful, woodcut illustrations by talented artist, Elizabeth Webb complete this fine work. With vocabulary suitable for an older child, this delightful little book is sure to please.

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Contributor Notes


About the Author

Rosemary was born and raised in Kenya. She grew up listening to fi reside stories from her grandmothers and learned to appreciate the art of telling tales at an early age. Rosemary immigrated to Canada in the early 1990s with her husband and 2 children at the time. She has since raised 4 children and currently blessed with one grandchild. Watching her children grow up without the luxury of listening to fi reside stories is what has motivated Rosemary to write, for the benefit of all those children that may never have the opportunity to listen to a fi reside story.

About the Illustrator

Elizabeth is a Hamilton, Ontario based maker who spends her free time designing, screenprinting and throwing on her potter’s wheel. When she’s not making things, Elizabeth works in the local settlement sector, and collaborates with her husband to care for their two children and their domesticated Yeti.

Excerpt: Rain Dance (by (author) Rosemary Aswani; illustrated by Elizabeth Webb)


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