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The key to extraordinary /

by Lloyd, Natalie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545552745; 0545552745; 9781338030129; 1338030124.Subject(s): Haunted cemeteries -- Juvenile fiction | Dreams -- Juvenile fiction | Treasure troves -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Tennessee -- Juvenile fiction | Tennessee -- Fiction | Haunted places -- Fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Dreams -- Fiction | Buried treasure -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Family life -- Tennessee -- Fiction | Tennessee -- Fiction | Tennessee | Fiction | Juvenile worksOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: Twelve-year old orphan Emma Casey lives by a haunted graveyard in her Tennessee town, giving tours, and helping her brother and Granny Blue with the family bakery, and waiting for the destiny dream of her ancestors--but when it comes it shows her only a key, and she finds that she must solve a ghostly mystery that has haunted her town for generations.
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The women in Emma's family all have a special destiny that comes to them in the form of a dream. Emma has spent her whole life waiting to discover her destiny, and maybe see her mum again, even if just for a moment. Just when she's about to give up, she learns that the Morning Glory is sending her messages, hints about a secret in Emma's family that could change everything. But can she solve the mystery in time to prove her destiny . . . and say a final farewell to the mother who was taken from her too soon?

Twelve-year old orphan Emma Casey lives by a haunted graveyard in her Tennessee town, giving tours, and helping her brother and Granny Blue with the family bakery, and waiting for the destiny dream of her ancestors--but when it comes it shows her only a key, and she finds that she must solve a ghostly mystery that has haunted her town for generations.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From The Key to Extraordinary It is a known fact that the most extraordinary moments in a girl's life come disguised as ordinary days. It is a known fact for me, at least. Because that morning started out mostly the same as all mornings before: I woke up to an ache in my chest, the smell of chocolate, and the sound of the ghost making a racket in the kitchen. Now, I'm not the sort to dwell on doom and sorrow. Life is too short for that. But I should at least try to describe the ache briefly: It is not the kind that comes from eating tacos too late at night. It's the kind that comes from being left behind. I think my heart is smart enough to know there's a place I should be filling with new memories, new jokes, and wondrous adventures with the one person I loved most of all. But that person is gone now. And so, my heart has a giant hole. I call it The Big Empty. I squeezed my eyes shut tight and reminded myself of these affirmations : Tonight I could have my Destiny Dream. Excerpted from The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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