RAIN REIGN, by Ann M. Martin
Bravery is at the heart of RAIN REIGN. Rose is a 5th grader with high functioning autism who loves homonyms, following rules, prime numbers, and most of all her dog, Rain (homonym “reign”). When Rain gets lost in a hurricane, Rose must step beyond her carefully ordered world to find Rain — only to realize that Rain has another home, and following the rules means giving up the dog she loves.
Author Ann Martin (author of EVERYTHING FOR A DOG and the Babysitters Club books) has done a brilliant job of weaving in themes of abandonment, alcoholism, friendship and bravery — and the chaos and havoc that a major storm can wreak on a community.
- Teaching bravery and empathy
- Learning about neurodiversity
- Kids impacted by storms, and
- Dog lovers!
FAVORITE LINE: “I think that they still don’t have their home, but now they have their dog back.”
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) (2014)
Age range: 3-5 Interest Level; 4.3 ATOS
Pages: 226 pages; 34,902 words