When you come upon Rowan, he won't be impressing you with his physical strength or his apparent bravery. But the world he lives in, Rin, will find itself struggling when the water ceases coming down their stream, and they must go forth on a quest to discover where the problem lies. Sheba, the Wise Woman places the magical map that will guide them into the hands of Rowan. So, the adventure begins. Another good series for middle grade readers. Other books in this series include Rowan and the Travelers, Book 2; Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal, Book 3; Rowan and the Zebak, Book 4; and Rowan and the Ice Creepers, Book 5.