(Boyds Mill Press, 2005)
Set in Florida during the famine of 1939, 12-year-old Pidge lives on a farm with her widowed father and younger brother, but if rain doesn't come soon, they'll lose their entire orange grove. Enter the rainmaker, who brings hope to the town of Frostfree.
"The candid and earnest voice of Pidge will linger, just as the rain clouds after the rainmaker's departure."
"Pidge is a well-characterized, sympathetic protagonist that readers will connect with."