Here are five original stories of mystery and enchantment, composed after the author spent time travelling alongside the Maasai through the Great Rift Valley. The stories weave in the special spirituality of the Maasai warriors and range from the poignant story of the white elephant who never forgets human kindness to a tale of the Leopard God of Rain and the remarkable spell used to find him. The stories included are: The Warrior and the Moon, Nasira and the White Elephant, The Road of Stars Sendeyo, The Rain God, Footprints in the Wind. Accompanied by Evie Safarewicz's dramatic and lucid watercolours and a glossary and note on the Maasai, this is a thought-provoking and imaginative book that children will love to listen to and read.
After three years of teaching, Nick Would moved to London to write song lyrics and children's stories. In 1992 his song Greyclouds, with music by Glen Morris, was chosen by the elephant charity Elefriends as its flagship song, then released as a single and nominated for an award. Nick now lives in Crouch End with his wife, textile designer, Maggi Waud. Evie Safarewicz trained as a ceramic designer before becoming a freelance illustrator. She is a visiting lecturer at Canterbury College of Art and Design, where she teaches plant drawing. She is also an enthusiastic traveller, taking a particular interest in the peoples and landscapes of Africa.