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The Resource The Lightning Queen

The Lightning Queen

Label
The Lightning Queen
Title
The Lightning Queen
Statement of responsibility
Laura Resau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stunningly rendered mystical novel, set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, illuminates the power of an unlikely friendship that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities. Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles-even death-to fulfill their impossible destiny. Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures—the Rom and the Mixtec Indians—while telling the heart-warming story of an unlikely friendship that spans generations
Summary
On the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico, an eleven-year-old Mixtec boy called Teo lives with his family and the animals that he has healed, but one day a Romany caravan rolls into town with a young girl who calls herself Esma, the Gypsy Queen of Lightning--it is the beginning of a life-long friendship that will change both their lives
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455836
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Lightning Queen
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:139be042-2430-47e2-b812-7b213eca7ac8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545800860
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lightning Queen
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:139be042-2430-47e2-b812-7b213eca7ac8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545800860
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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