|Plot Summary of Raggity and the Cloud|
Raggity is a girl who is ill-treated by her father, and made to work scrubbing the floors and cleaning the windows all the time. She lives in a kingdom where there is no rain, and very little water. One day, a cloud who has run away from his mother comes to Raggity looking for help: if the cloud does not find water soon, it will die! After her initial shock at seeing a cloud (Raggity has never seen anything like it before), she agrees to help the cloud find some water.
Raggity and the Cloud enlist the help of many animals, birds and other creatures, most notably, a toad. They all counsel Raggity to go and meet the king and ask for his help.
But the king turns out to be an evil man: he has gallons and gallons of water hidden in a vast tank under his palace, which he has taken away from his people, and now he wants to kill the cloud. So Raggity and her friends race against time to find enough water to keep the cloud alive, and also to keep the cloud safe from the king.
This synopsis report prepared by Nandini Seshadri
|Chapter Analysis of Raggity and the Cloud|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
Kind of animal
- "Dr. Doolittle" expert who talks to animals
- blue collar worker
- a kid
- general past
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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