The Lightning Queen

The Lightning Queen

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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.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780545800846
Characteristics: 323 pages ; 22 cm
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 10.0 177795.


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Friendship can help you achieve your greatest dreams, stand up to people, and even help you grieve the death of loved ones. Teo and Esma's relationship is a sweet boy/girl relationship is focused on the power of friendship instead of the power of romantic love. 10+

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JCLJoshN Jan 30, 2017

What a wonderful story this is! A story of the magical transformative power of compassion, friendship, and love. A poetic, musical story that dances through time and space, charged with a lightning love of people and language. By the end, I was firmly convinced that nothing is impossible.

A special bond is forged between a boy and girl from very different cultures. Uplifting addition to diversity literature for children.

May 12, 2016

I'm an adult, this book is designed for juvenile readers. So no surprise I found it very juvenile, perhaps a nine year old girl might enjoy it. I was interested because I've visited the Mixteca several times. The author claims to have lived in San Agustin Atenango, Oaxaca, which inspired this story. She also mentioned coloured sawdust mosaics.

mvkramer Feb 21, 2016

This was a case of "right book, wrong reader." While I can't deny Laura Resau's facility with the craft of writing - the language in this book is gorgeous - I just couldn't get into it. Too twee, maybe.


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