Take a journey to the place of the rain. A young boy's quest for the rain takes him on a journey from the hot, dry savanna to the moist, comforting rain forest. Travel with him and solve the riddle, A slender staff touches earth and sky at the same time. You will encounter languid lions, a crafty crocodile, and a brilliant bird on you way to discover the place of the rain. Riddles, myths, history, traditions, and an ancient instrument of West Africa are the inspiration behind The Rainstick, A Fable. This enchanting story is enriched by full-color illustrations that bring the landscape of West Africa to life. Discover the wonder of rainsticks when you create your own with the easy-to-follow instructions provided. When you slowly turn your rainstick to the end, listen for the sound of the rain. What stories do you hear?