Story 1 Sita lives with her poor grandparents on a tiny island. But one monsoon, after incessant rain, the river rises furiously and floods the island, their little hut and all their belongings. How will little Sita survive the deluge of the angry river? Story 2 six-year-old Rakesh is more interested in eating cherries than growing them. But a little advice from his grandfather and Rakesh learns the joy of watching a cheery seed grow into a sizeable Cherry tree as the years roll by. Here are two colourfully illustrated stories of nature's bounty and fury as experienced in the hilly Himalayan foothills of India.