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Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Average rating
4.1 out of 5
Based on 762 Ratings and 140 Reviews

Book Description
The story of how Ki-pat ingeniously brings rain to the arid Kapiti Plain. "Cumulative rhyming tale with the rhythm and repetition of The House That Jack Built . . . Illustrations are stylized, simple, and dramatic."--School Library Journal.
Book Information
PublisherPenguin Young Readers Group
BindingLibrary Binding (19 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-100140552529
ISBN-13978-0140552522
Publication Date10/1993
The Creators
About Verna Aardema (Author) : Verna Aardema is a published author and a narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Verna Aardema include Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale, Koi and the Ko... more
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Reader Comments
11/17/2009 jacklyn curb said:
This cumulative tale tells about a plain that has gone dry, and how Ki-Pat, the sheppard, brought the rain back. The text builds on itself and rhymes like the tale, The House that Jack Built. A reader could tell from the pictures what was happening, but the text enriches the suspense of the book wit... more

tags: I recommend, I read

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7/16/2009 Sher Magins

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7/16/2009 Sher Magins said: I taught special ed. for many years, and this was my student's favorite and mine too. The illustrations and verse are wonderful. It inspired me to write and illustrate books.

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1/26/2009 Megan B said: This is one of my favorite children's books from my childhood. I love the vibrant colors of the illustrations and the rhythm of the verse, which creates a perfect tension between the drought and a brooding storm cloud.
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