The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau audiobook

The Lightning Queen

By Laura Resau
Read by Christian Barillas and Thom Rivera

Scholastic Inc, Scholastic Inc.

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780545921176

  • ISBN: 9780545921176

Runtime: 8.25 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This vibrant, intergenerational tale is nothing short of magical.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
* "This vibrant, intergenerational tale is nothing short of magical. Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Powerful and wonderful. The lush sentences and endearing characters make this audiobook an essential purchase.
“If books were written in black and white, The Lightning Queen would be written in color. The diverse characters, heartbreaking events, and historical and present-day backdrops are excellently executed.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Laura Resau

Author Bio: Laura Resau

Laura Resau lives with her husband, her dog, and her son in Colorado, where she teaches cultural anthropology and ESL (English as a Second Language). She is also the author of What the Moon Saw and Red Glass.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English