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The Key to Extraordinary

By Natalie Lloyd   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545552769 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.28" x 7.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545552745 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.85" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545552752 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

There’s a lot Emma wants to tell her mother about: her job leading cemetery walking tours, her new drum set, and the fact that the town’s most famous ghost, the Morning Glory, seems to be trying to send Emma a message.

But Emma can’t share any of this, because Emma’s mom is dead.

Luckily, there’s a loophole. The women in Emma’s family all have a special destiny that comes to them in the form of a dream, and when they finally achieve this destiny, they’re rewarded with a vision of all their extraordinary ancestors. Emma has spent her whole life waiting to discover her destiny, and maybe see her mom again, even if just for a moment. But the dream never comes…

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 was taken from her too soon?

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Praise for A Snicker of Magic

*“ This tale offers all [the] earmarks of fine storytelling, including colorful, eccentric characters, an original, highly likable narrator and a mighty spindiddly plot.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“ From every angle, Lloyd’s first novel sparkles and radiates warmth . . . offer[ing] a reassuring, homespun story about self-expression and the magic that resides in one’s mind and heart.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review