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The lightning key /

by Berkeley, Jon; Dorman, Brandon [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The Julie Andrews collection. Berkeley, Jon. Wednesday tales: no. 3.Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780060755133 (trade bdg.) :; 006075513X (trade bdg.); 9780060755140 (lib. bdg.); 0060755148 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: $16.99 4-2009 (si)Other title: Pre-publication title: Between the light.Subject(s): Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Angels -- Juvenile fiction | Explorers -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Angels -- Fiction | Explorers -- Fiction | Chapter booksSummary: Orphaned, twelve-year-old Miles Wednesday discovers some surprising things about his past when he sets out with his angel companion Little and the blind explorer Baltinglass on a quest to recover the powerful tiger's egg stolen by the evil Cortado.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Now that Miles Wednesday has discovered his link to a magical Tiger's Egg, he's suddenly at the wheel of a great voyage. Determined to recover the stolen stone and free the trapped soul within, Miles sets off with Little, a Song Angel, and the wisecracking blind explorer Baltinglass of Araby. Their destination points far across sea and desert to the home of Miles's aunt Nura, who may be their only hope in releasing the Egg's true power.</p> <p>But along the way, their travels are quickly riddled with thrills and near catastrophes--from soaring across the sky in an airborne schooner to run-ins with the twisted circus ringmaster, the Great Cortado, and his bumbling sidekick, Doctor Tau-Tau. Most threatening is a dark Sleep Angel who's descended from the Realm to seize the Egg and forfeit Miles's life. Will Miles crack the secrets of the Egg and stand up to the Realm in the face of grave danger? And above all, will he ever be able to bring back his father?</p> <p>Jon Berkeley's masterful, witty finale to The Wednesday Tales completes the spectacular adventure of Miles Wednesday and his remarkable search to uncover the secrets of his own identity.</p>

$16.99 4-2009 (si)

Ages 8-12.

Orphaned, twelve-year-old Miles Wednesday discovers some surprising things about his past when he sets out with his angel companion Little and the blind explorer Baltinglass on a quest to recover the powerful tiger's egg stolen by the evil Cortado.

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Miles Wednesday, his angel friend Little, and blind explorer Baltinglass try to retrieve the magical Tiger's Egg. Along the way, they uncover secrets about Miles's family. Fans of the series who are used to the overblown writing style ("Miles Wednesday, frozen, frightened and free-falling, plummeted earthward through the spreading dawn") will enjoy the adventure, magic, and mystery in this trilogy ender. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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