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The Lightning Queen

By Laura Resau   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545800853 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.25" x 7.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545800846 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.91" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

A stunningly rendered mystical novel that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities — now in paperback!

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. 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 colour. 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.