We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The Key to Extraordinary
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Average user rating: 5 stars
User ratings:
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Scholastic Inc. 2016
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
670L
Status:
Available from OverDrive

Description

The highly anticipated new novel from the author of A Snicker of Magic

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 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.

Also in This Series

Formats

Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
02/23/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780545552752
ASIN:
B013504CBE
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.7, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
670

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Natalie Lloyd. (2016). The Key to Extraordinary. Scholastic Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Natalie Lloyd. 2016. The Key to Extraordinary. Scholastic Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Natalie Lloyd, The Key to Extraordinary. Scholastic Inc, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Natalie Lloyd. The Key to Extraordinary. Scholastic Inc, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Copy Details

LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
36857e7c-f12f-5840-02b7-2ace9936c5ab
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 19:18:13
Date Updated:
Mar 28, 2024 12:19:01
Last Metadata Check:
Jun 16, 2024 11:15:08
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 16, 2024 11:15:08
Last Availability Check:
Jun 16, 2024 11:15:12
Last Availability Change:
Apr 11, 2024 15:55:12
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jun 22, 2024 02:43:44

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG100.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG200.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG150.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG400.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780545552752
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B013504CBE
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780545552752
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780545552745
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Natalie Lloyd
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Key to Extraordinary
dateAdded
2016-03-25T21:26:00Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com?websiteID=141&titleID=2576949
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Key to Extraordinary
crossRefId
2576949
id
6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788
starRating
4.2

OverDrive MetaData

interestLevel
MG
isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: TheKeytoExtraordinar_9780545552752_2576949
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 21532004
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780545552752
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 2/23/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6e6d0421-1857-4070-b5cc-f14e8010a788&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TheKeytoExtraordinar_2576949
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B013504CBE
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 2/23/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6e6d0421-1857-4070-b5cc-f14e8010a788&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TheKeytoExtraordinar_9780545552752_2576949
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 18777685
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780545552752
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 2/23/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6e6d0421-1857-4070-b5cc-f14e8010a788&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: native american history
      • value: native american books
      • value: Indigenous books
      • value: american indian books
      • value: indigenous peoples day books
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Lloyd, Natalie
      • name: Natalie Lloyd
imprint
Scholastic Press
publishDate
2016-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Key to Extraordinary
fullDescription
The highly anticipated new novel from the author of A Snicker of Magic

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 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.
gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 3
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        February 8, 2016
        In a folksy tale laced with supernatural mystery, Lloyd (A Snicker of Magic) poetically conveys the depth of 12-year-old Emma's emotions as she embarks on a quest to uncover a legendary secret. Except for the times when Emma is overcome by "the Big Empty," a feeling she gets when she misses her recently deceased mother, she is an ordinary girl. Still, there are things in her Blackbird Hollow home that are extraordinary, like flowers with magical powers, the haunted graveyard just beyond her house, the tantalizing "Boneyard Brew" served in her grandmother's cafe, and The Book of Days, which records the "destiny dreams" of her ancestors (interspersed through the story). When her grandmother, plagued by money worries, considers selling the family business, Emma is determined to save the cafe by finding treasure, reputedly buried in the graveyard. The book's evocative setting and cast of eccentric minor characters will draw readers into Emma's world—one warmed by friendship, love, and hope—to share in her discovery that the most valuable treasures lie within. Ages 8–12. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        February 1, 2016
        A girl awaiting her destiny must uncover lost treasure to save her home. Orphan Emma lives above the Boneyard Cafe, her family's business, right next to the cemetery. She comes from a long line of Wildflowers: the women in her family each experience a Destiny Dream, a specific dream that steers them to extraordinary lives. When it looks as though Emma's grandmother (Granny Blue, a tattooed retired boxer) will be forced to sell their home, Emma looks for answers in a graveyard legend. The Conductor, a Civil War-era ghost, is said to have left treasure in Blackbird Hollow. With the help of Cody Belle, her trusty best friend, and Earl Chance, a boy newly returned to town and traumatized into muteness after a close encounter with a tornado, and guidance from her own less-than-clear Destiny Dream, Emma uses town lore to hunt for the treasure. Despite ghosts and graves, the story avoids the macabre and instead focuses on the relationships among memory, sadness, and joy, especially as Emma's still recovering from her mother's death. The mystery's as much fun as a treasure hunt should be, and the clues are augmented by magical flowers. Blackbird Hollow is as largely white as might be expected of an Appalachian holler, but the story avoids twee with such details as Granny Blue's Harley and Emma's fondness for rock-'n'-roll. A bouquet of quirks, whimsy, sweetness, and magic. (Fantasy. 8-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: School Library Journal
      • content:

        March 1, 2016

        Gr 3-6-A young girl from a long line of special women fights to save her home. Emma, like all of the women in her family, is a Wildflower. Each woman is destined to live an extraordinary life, experiencing a Destiny Dream that reveals her unique path. Shortly after the death of her ex-rocker mom, Emma feels a deep emptiness, but she consoles herself by helping out in the Boneyard Cafe, the family business situated on the edge of a cemetery, and giving tours of the cemetery to tourists. The cafe has fallen on hard times, and when it looks like Granny Blue, her tough, tattooed, ex-boxer grandmother, might sell the place to a developer, Emma looks for answers within the local folklore about a hidden treasure and a ghost. When she finally has her own Destiny Dream, it seems to point to the treasure, but the clues are frustratingly vague. With the help of a small cast of quirky characters and magical flora, Emma finds her true destiny and eases her troubles through the journey. The prose is bubbly and light, with a cheerful, optimistic tone despite some of the seemingly darker elements. Though not as multilayered as Ingrid Law's Savvy (Dial, 2008), this novel will be appreciated by younger middle grade readers who enjoy mysteries with an ample dose of magic and whimsy. VERDICT Fans of Lloyd's first book, A Snicker of Magic (Scholastic, 2015), will be pleased with this frothy, pleasant tale.-Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal

        Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: The Horn Book
      • content:

        July 1, 2016
        Emma, whose family runs a cafi adjacent to an ancient graveyard, knows her Destiny Dream will illuminate her life's path, but will the dream spell greatness? As Emma mourns her mother, her dream leads to buried treasure and a fight for her family's home, with mountain magic guiding the way. Soulful characters take the lead in this fanciful tale of family and friendship.

        (Copyright 2016 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

popularity
683
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/6e6d0421-1857-4070-b5cc-f14e8010a788/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    • shareInLibby:
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/share?titleId=2576949
        • type: text/HTML
id
6e6d0421-1857-4070-b5cc-f14e8010a788
starRating
4.2
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG100.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG200.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG150.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0305-1/{6E6D0421-1857-4070-B5CC-F14E8010A788}IMG400.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fantasy
      • value: Juvenile Fiction
      • value: Juvenile Literature
      • value: Folklore
publishDateText
02/23/2016
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780545552745
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
The highly anticipated new novel from the author of A Snicker of Magic

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 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...
sortTitle
Key to Extraordinary
lexileScore
670
crossRefId
2576949
publisher
Scholastic Inc.
atos
4.7
bisacCodes
      • code: JUV012030
      • description: Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
      • code: JUV013090
      • description: Juvenile Fiction / Family / Alternative Family
      • code: JUV037000
      • description: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic