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The Key to Extraordinary By Natalie Lloyd The Key to Extraordinary Everyone in Emma s family is special Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies brilliant scientists and famous musicians every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through
  • Title: The Key to Extraordinary
  • Author: Natalie Lloyd
  • ISBN: 9780545552769
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Key to Extraordinary By Natalie Lloyd Everyone in Emma s family is special Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream For Emma, her own dream can t come soon enough Right before her mother died, Emma promised that she d do whatever it took to fulfill her destiny, and she doesn t wEveryone in Emma s family is special Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream For Emma, her own dream can t come soon enough Right before her mother died, Emma promised that she d do whatever it took to fulfill her destiny, and she doesn t want to let her mother down But when Emma s dream finally arrives, it points her toward an impossible task finding a legendary treasure hidden in her town s cemetery If Emma fails, she ll let down generations of extraordinary ancestors including her own mother But how can she find something that s been missing for centuries and might be protected by a mysterious singing ghost With her signature blend of lyrical writing, quirky humor, and unforgettable characters, Natalie Lloyd s The Key to Extraordinary cements her status as one of the most original voices writing for children today.
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    1. I thought it would be difficult for Natalie Lloyd to top A SNICKER OF MAGIC, but with THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY, she does so with such ease that I m starting to wonder if she s as possessed of such magic as the characters she writes about Everything I loved about SNICKER was present in even greater and sharper abundance Vividly drawn, lovable characters A vibrant, magical setting Gorgeous, lyrical prose A story that kept me turning pages until there were no to turn And I would not hesitate to re [...]


    2. I Absolutely LOVED it Feisty FaNtAbUlOuS Fun Every lifetime, no matter how long it lasts, is a gift And to love and be loved, even by one person during your lifetime that is a treasure no one can take from you I m a bit behind on my reviews so I m not going to wax long However, let me just throw a few things out here If you or your middle grade child enjoy morally sound tween reads that have quirky characters a motorcycle riding granny with flower tattoos just to name one , magical forests, cre [...]


    3. If I could, I would give this book a thousand stars It s the kind of story that tucks itself into your heart The kind that you never, ever forget.Every day you live is a day for dreaming Every day is a day for adventuring And every day is for sharing with people you love, because love s all that lasts It s the only thing we carry out of this world It connects us all, in the end.


    4. Set in a small, spooky southern town, this magical story is hard to put down I instantly fell for Emma Grandma Blue I yearn to visit the Boneyard Cafe, go on Emma s tour, and then enjoy a Boneyard Brew and lavender peach muffin This novel sucked me in from the beginning I loved every second of it


    5. Beautifully sweet story set in a slightly magical little town I loved the overall message and theme about view spoiler your treasure being where your heart is, and being in your relationships with others hide spoiler A sweet, whimsical feeling permeated the story, and enveloped as I read It was a little weird and wrinkly in the beginning, but came together around the second third of the book I also really liked that it was one of the few newer contemporary books for middle graders that I ve read [...]



    6. Sheesh Is there a middle grade novel out there that ISN T a grief book I rolled my eyes as soon as I found out that the main character s mother was dead and after that I just couldn t get into it It didn t help that I was also annoyed by everything having an official name name Destiny Dream, Wildflowers, Club Pancake It was hard to keep straight I read 50 pages and then put this down because the much exciting and anticipated The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh came in at the library and I [...]


    7. For most of the book, this was a solid 3 star story and then I got to the end and the secret of the conductor was revealed So Awesome And completely unexpected So, I ended up liking this one just as much as A Snicker of Magic, even though it doesn t have quite the same level of magic Maybe it s because I like the history woven in and the thought of flowers that allow lost loved ones to leave messages behind If only.


    8. This is a homespun history mystery middle grade novel with a big dollop of magical realism Similar to Lloyd s previous novel, A Snicker of Magic, this story is filled with quirky characters and melancholy sweetness Although young history buffs will easily make the Conductor Civil War connection, the treasure hunt through the graveyard is compelling Overall, an evocative narrative with gentle ghosts, tender friendships, and a great message that love will always win the day.


    9. Natalie Lloyd writes the best books for kids Her debut novel, A Snicker of Magic, knocked my socks off with its beautiful writing, quirky characters, and heart The Key to Extraordinary is just as wonderful, if not better Best 9 12 novel I ve read this year.


    10. 5 stars Bookaday 2 So many things to love in this book well developed main and secondary characters, fun, lush vocab, sprinkling of magic, 2 dogs, muffins, best friends, treasure, chapter 15 with Granny Blue Wisdom on love and grief and the potential to be extraordinary.


    11. This is getting a lot of really solid press, probably from the same who are really into quiet, fantastical tales I gave this roughly 70 pages and it was not connecting for me even a little bit, and so aside it goes I m looking for a little oomph from the middle grade set these days.



    12. Will write a longer review closer to publication date Feb 2016 , but I will say Natalie Lloyd is back So wonderful to read her words again.


    13. Emma, Granny Blue and her older brother Topper live in the Boneyard Cafe, perched on the edge of a famous cemetery within the town of Blackwood Hollow Emma provides tours at the cemetery and knows all the local stories and legends While she is on one of her famous tours, her Uncle Peri and Aunt Gerta tell her about the tale of The Conductor, who hid his treasure somewhere within Blackwood Hollow, but will only reveal it to someone who has good intentions and is pure of heart The Boneyard Cafe is [...]


    14. The climax SEVERELY failed to deliver like I knew the treasure was the friends we made along the way but sheesh Stories about the power of love work when they re drawn from genuine human experience and connection This story relies too heavily on gestures and nice sounding words and moments that just ring false How am I supposed to believe that nobody WENT INTO THE TUNNEL THAT WAS RIGHT THERE THE WHOLE TIME Anyway, guess my tolerance for cotton candy ice cream was less this time and I hit my eye [...]


    15. Natalie Lloyd s writing is just so refreshing And delightful And delicious And makes you use words you normally wouldn t use I was thrilled to immerse myself once again in the unique world she s created, filled to the brim with magical realism, broken but mending families, character full small towns, friendships, and quests I love the family dynamics Lloyd creates, and was fully enthralled with the fields of blue flowers, the Talking Vines, the sparkling stardust, and Keeping Susans There s just [...]


    16. Oh friends, y all know how I gushed over Ms Lloyd s first book, A Snicker of Magic, so you can imagine my excitement over anticipating this one It did not disappoint At all I absolutely loved meeting Emma and Granny Blue and everyone in Blackbird Hollow There is simply a poignancy and sweetness that infuses this story Watching as Emma works through her emotions and searches to find her joy again spoke to my heart so truly, because that s what I ve been doing this year since losing my own mother [...]


    17. This is the story of Emma Pearl Casey, a young girl with a magical and renown family history Just as with those that came before her, Emma s destiny comes to her in a dream But when that dream indicates that she must carry out an impossible task, find the treasure that s been hidden in Blackbird Hollow s cemetery for centuries, she doesn t know how she will ever succeed If she doesn t though, her family s business and the entire town might find itself on the other end of a wrecking ball If Emma [...]


    18. Much like A Snicker of Magic, The Key to Extraordinary features a protagonist who is kind, caring, and trying to find her way in the world She comes from a long line of extraordinary women Emma isn t sure what her legacy will be While she tries to figure it out, Emma is surrounded by loving family members and friends She is also surrounded by loss, including the loss of her father and, recently, her mother Growing up in an old church turned cafe, surrounded by a graveyard, death isn t anything [...]


    19. Loved this book Such a fun read I could easily visualize Grandma Blue, Emma, and of course the Boneyard Brew and peach lavender muffins Emma is determined to fulfill her Destiny, as the other women in her family have done When she dreams of a key, the mystery ensues as she plans to save her family home and the town she dreams big I love how history is at work in this small town and Emma s story Definitely magical


    20. I really enjoyed this book In fact, I actually underlined quotes which I hardly ever do AND I think I want to go back and re read just so I can slowly savor the story I might have rushed a bit because I was enjoying it so much I think I would read a grocery list written by Natalie Lloyd at this point.I was provided with an e galley by the publisher and edelweiss Thank you I will definitely be purchasing this for my library.


    21. Natalie Lloyd is the only author I know of that churns out magic surrealism for the middle grade set Very similar in tone to Snicker of Magic and with a little mystery thrown in, this was a very satisfying read.




    22. There are so many things to love about The Key to Extraordinary.Here are just some of them The whimsy and magic of Blackbird Hollow How Natalie Lloyd writes about love and loss so perfectly And, the Big Empty as a concept Emma is just the kindest, friendliest, most genuine, brave heroine And how she follows her destiny in the footsteps of her family s kick ass feminist legacy What the treasure of Blackbird Hollow was in the end How Emma treats the Blackbird Hollow cemetery with respect and defer [...]


    23. Near the beginning, I thought the book was a little confusing However, I really enjoyed the rest of the book I think the idea of the book is genius.Emma s ancestors are special, and through a unique dream they find their destiny.I would definitely recommend this book to those who have enjoyed other books written by Natalie Lloyd.


    24. A family in which the women all share a sense of destiny A mountain village with a sense of history and a touch of magic Brushes with sadness, with belonging, with adventure, and with hope A celebration of friendship that lifts the heart and gives it that special flutter Beautiful storytelling from a kindred soul A treasure, indeed.


    25. Truman picked this for our mother son book club it s very exclusive, just him and I and neither one of us cared enough to finish it I quit around the halfway point.



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