The world is drying. Tad doesn't even notice it at first. He's too busy playing with his new spear, arguing with his sister, Birdie, and living the normal life of a youngling of the Fisher Tribe. But then he starts to have strange flashbacks - glimpses of the past, memories that he knows can't possibly be his own. For Tad and Birdie, it's the beginning of an extraordinary adventure: an epic journey marked by great sorrow, fierce battles and unbreakable friendships; a thrilling quest that will decide the destiny of Tad's world. For only Tad can restore the water and save the forests and animals and Tribes. Only he can retrieve the Waterstone.
Rebecca Rupp is a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction titles for both children and adults. She has written articles and books on topics as diverse as squirrels, butter, the history of blue jeans and the science of ice-cream, and is the author of the fantasy adventure The Dragon of Lonely Island. She says of The Waterstone, "When Josh, my eldest son, was six, he invented Pondleweed, a magical caretaker of trees, streams and frog ponds. From that came the entire world of The Waterstone, and all the people, places and magic in it." Rebecca Rupp lives with her husband, three sons, three cats, four fish and a tarantula in an old farmhouse in Vermont, USA.