ISBN 9789982241274
Pages 232
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2022
Publisher Gadsden Publishers, Zambia
Format Paperback

Dust and Rain

Chipo and Chibwe save the Green Valley

by Ruth Hartley

Two children make a perilous journey through the heart of modern and magical Africa to save their parents' farm in the Green Valley from drought and climate change.

Kambili and the drought arrive in a whirlwind of dust into the lives of CHIPO, an eleven-year-old girl with a special gift, and her brother, CHIBWE. Without rain, the family can't grow food. so the children run away to find Makemba, the Wise Woman in the Evergreen Forest who can teach them how to keep their valley green. They are kidnapped by criminals but escape and have extraordinary adventures as they journey to find Makemba and then take her magical river water to save the Valley and end the drought.

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About the Author

Ruth Hartley

RUTH HARTLEY is a storyteller, poet and artist who has spent most of her life in Southern Africa and left her heart in Zambia. She is passionate about the environment, human rights and storytelling.