Rain Reign (Hardcover)

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Fifth-grader Rose Howard loves homonyms and prime numbers (the first many of which she's memorized and deftly 'counts on' to help her manage baffling emotions and uncomfortable social norms). And while her relationship with her father (and, often, her peers) is fraught and complicated, the ones with her beloved dog and thoughtful Uncle are simple and pure. After Rain (her dog) goes missing on the night of a violent storm, she harnesses an extraordinary ability to detail a plan to find him and to trust that Rules (no matter how inconvenient) are not meant to be broken. This is a story that will break (brake) your heart and gracefully stitch it back bigger and more whole (hole) again. - Joanna

— From Joanna


A New York Times Bestseller

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different - not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father.

When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.

Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose's point of view.

About the Author

Ann M. Martin is the author of Ten Rules for Living with My Sister, Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life, and Everything for a Dog, all from Feiwel and Friends. She won a Newbery Honor Award for A Corner of the Universe, and is the author of the beloved Baby-sitters Club series. She lives in upstate New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780312643003
ISBN-10: 0312643004
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 226
Language: English