Zitlatlly and her friend find a runaway dog in the forest near the trailer park. They name it Star because the dog has a patch over its eye that looks like a star. After a while, Zitlallly believes that Star is the spirit animal of her father, who was deported back to Mexico after being arrested for speeding. She thinks that her father will be safe as long as Star is safe. But when Star disappears, does it mean that her father will disappear as well?
Laura Resau is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Star in the Forest, The Queen of the Water, Red Glass and What the Moon Saw. She is also the author of the acclaimed notebook series, which includes: The Indigo Notebook, The Ruby Notebook, and The Jade Notebook. Laura s books have gathered many state and library awards, as well as multiple starred reviews. The Lightning Queen is drawn from Laura s experience of living in rural Mexico. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.