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The lightning queen

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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.
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Grouped Work ID 05dd62d5-4969-571b-ac36-0300436ffa0f
Full title lightning queen
Author resau laura
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 00:08:06AM

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Mexico -- Fiction, Mexico -- Juvenile fiction, Mixtec Indians -- Fiction, Mixtec Indians -- Juvenile fiction, Romanies -- Fiction, Romanies -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The lightning queen
title_full The Lightning Queen [sound recording] / Laura Resau, The lightning queen / Laura Resau, The lightning queen [electronic resource] / Laura Resau
title_short The lightning queen
topic_facet Audiobooks, Friendship, Mixtec Indians, Romanies