The lightning key
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.
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?
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.
Level 6.5, 13 Points
|Grouped Work ID||0a608038-e767-ec24-6b72-37ad42ad1782|
|Grouping Title||lightning key|
|Grouping Author||berkeley jon|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-09 12:47:54PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-24 04:39:53AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Kids Fiction|
|display_description||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.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
Angels -- Juvenile fiction
Explorers -- Juvenile fiction
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||The lightning key|
|title_full||The lightning key / Jon Berkeley ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman|
|title_short||The lightning key|