Jedadiah Jackson is a boy living in the Midwest dustbowl days of the early 1900s. His sheriff father has been killed by an outlaw he was tracking, and Jed now lives alone with his mother, who is about to marry the undertaker, Silas Wolff, much to Jed's dislike. A rainmaker comes to town promising to make rain, which would grow the crops and allow Jed and his mother to remain on the farm they rent from Silas Wolff. On the day it rains, Jed helps capture two bank robbers, and his mother marries the rainmaker.
Illustrated by Joel Naprstek
Original title: The Rainmaker
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction