The children were disappearing.
And the worst thing about it?
No one noticed
A rainmaker brings rain to a drought-stricken town. The stranger amazes the townspeople with magic mirrors and bewitches the children with his beautiful butterfly.
First, one child vanishes. Then another. And another.
Only one young man sees through the lies and .
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During a drought between the two world wars, a stranger uses hypnosis on a small town to get the residents to build a "rainmill" and to induce them to forget about the children who begin to disappear. "Slade sustains the hallucinatory, off-kilter tone of a prolonged nightmare," wrote PW. Ages 10-up.