Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 9781484711873
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Excerpt:

"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul." Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is:a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of Biltmore's owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak's true identity before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781531194970
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Excerpt:

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN: 9781405283786
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Excerpt:

Venture into the spooky world of Serafina and the Black Cloak - the New York Times bestselling magical mystery adventure for children "Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.” Serafina and her pa have secretly lived in the basement of the grand old house on the Biltmore Estate, surrounded by dark forests, for as long as Serafina can remember. She takes the greatest of care never to be seen. But when children at Biltmore start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is: a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks the corridors at night. To solve the mystery, Serafina teams up with Braden Vanderbilt, the nephew of the estate’s owners. Their search for answers leads them into the very forest Serafina has always been taught to fear. There, they discover a legacy of magic, long forgotten - until now . . .

Serafina Boxed Set 3 Book Paperback Boxed Set

Serafina Boxed Set  3 Book Paperback Boxed Set
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 9781368059114
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina Boxed Set 3 Book Paperback Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina series by Robert Beatty is now available in a paperback boxed set! Serafina and the Black Cloak "Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul."Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is:a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Serafina and the Twisted Staff Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore and too human to fully join her kin. For Serafina to defeat this new evil, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her. Serafina and the Splintered Heart The storms are coming.... Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around.With only days to achieve the impossible, Serafina fights to reclaim herself as the Guardian of Biltmore, friend of Braeden, daughter of her Pa, and heroine of the Blue Ridge Mountains and all the folk and creatures that call it home.

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9781368076906
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Excerpt:

In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina's Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.

SERAFINA Y LA CAPA NEGRA

SERAFINA Y LA CAPA NEGRA
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Alfaguara
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN: 9788420484266
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SERAFINA Y LA CAPA NEGRA Book Excerpt:

"Serafina nunca ha tenido motivos para desobedecer a su padre y aventurarse más allá de los confines de la mansión donde se esconden. Hay much que explorar en sus sombrios pasillos, aunque tiene que tener cuidado de que sus habitantes no la vean. Pero cuando empiezan a desaparecer niños, solo ella sabe quién es el culpable: un terrorifico desconocido envuelto en una capa neigra que recorre la mansión al caer la noche. La búsqueda de la verdad la llevará junto a sus nuevos amigos al corazon del bosque, donde deberá encontrar las respuestas a su priopio enigma: ¿Quién es Serfina?" -- Page [4] cover.

Serafina and the Seven Stars The Serafina Series Book 4

Serafina and the Seven Stars  The Serafina Series Book 4
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 9781368009607
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Seven Stars The Serafina Series Book 4 Book Excerpt:

Serafina and Braeden make an epic return in the hotly anticipated fourth installment of Robert Beatty's #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina series. Serafina, the Guardian of Biltmore Estate, has won battle after battle against the dark forces encroaching on her home. Now, tranquility has returned to Biltmore. Serafina doesn't trust it. She patrols the grounds night and day, hardly sleeping, uncertain of her place after her best friend Braeden Vanderbilt's departure for boarding school in New York. When Mr. Vanderbilt, the kind master of Biltmore, asks Serafina to move upstairs into one of the house's grandest rooms, she's sure it's to keep an eye on the guests who have arrived for the estate's annual hunt. But as Serafina investigates, she becomes more and more unsettled by what Biltmore has become-a place haunted by nameless terrors where no dark corridor is safe. Even worse, she begins to doubt her own senses. Is Braeden really hundreds of miles away, or did he return to Biltmore for one strange night before vanishing? Is the bond between them truly broken or is it stronger than ever? Then Serafina witnesses a crime that turns her world upside down. How can all that once seemed good and worthy of protection now be evil? And how can she guard those around her when she can't even be sure of the truth of her own heart? Serafina and the Seven Stars marks the return of a heroine like no other, as master storyteller Robert Beatty weaves his darkest, most astonishing tale yet.

Legends Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville

Legends  Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville
Author: Marla Hardee Milling
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 143966109X
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legends Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville Book Excerpt:

Beyond the beaten path of local landmarks, residents and tourists can find curious secrets, lost mysteries and fascinating legends. The famed Hope Diamond once found itself, and its mysterious curse, buried in an Asheville girls sandbox. Elvis once handed a cherished guitar to a local man at an Asheville concert, and he held on to it for forty years. At a flea market, an Asheville attorney paid a few bucks for an old tintype likely of Billy the Kid, and it may be worth millions. Native author Marla Hardee Milling recounts odd, but true, stories hiding behind Ashevilles picturesque beauty.

The International

The International
Author: Abraham T. H. Brower
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Serafina and the Splintered Heart

Serafina and the Splintered Heart
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 9781405284165
Category: Children's stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Splintered Heart Book Excerpt:

Venture into the magical and mystical world of Serafina and the Splintered Heart - the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and Goodreads Choice Awards finalist, Serafina and the Black Cloak and Serafina and the Twisted Staff In the highly anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery about herself and the destiny that awaits her. It's set to be her most formidable challenge yet. A beguiling book for children aged 9 years and up . . . Robert Beatty is the debut and New York Times bestselling author of the magical and mystery book for children Serafina and the Black Cloak and its enchanting sequel Serafina and the Twisted Staff. He lives in the forested Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife and three daughters (and four cats, four dogs and four horses). robert-beatty.com Perfect for fans of J K Rowling, Abi Elphinstone, Robin Stevens and Jennifer Bell.

Southern from Scratch

Southern from Scratch
Author: Ashley English
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 1611803314
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern from Scratch Book Excerpt:

A guide to Southern scratch cooking—150 recipes for pantry essentials and modern twists on traditional recipes. Build a from-scratch Southern pantry with 50 essential recipes, then discover the versatility and flexibility of cooking from your larder with 100 more recipes for fresh takes on Southern favorites. Learn how to make the most of local ingredients with recipes for pickles and relishes, jams and spreads, sauces and vinegars, and more that use whole, natural, and in-season produce. With these flavorful bases and embellishments on hand, Ashley English opens up a world of Southern cuisine by sharing ideas and recipes that incorporate these classic staples. Have a batch of Dill Pickles? Make Fried Dill Pickles with Sorghum Mayo. Not sure what to do with that Muscadine Jelly? Make some Pork Meatballs with a Muscadine Glaze. With recipes ranging from Southern Greens with Chow Chow, Pickled Beet Deviled Eggs, and Succotash to Cornmeal Catfish with Spikey Tartar Sauce, Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken, and Grit Cakes with Country Ham and Applesauce, this is a warm and down-to-earth homage to Southern Appalachian home cooking.

Serafina and the Twisted Staff Serafina Book 2

Serafina and the Twisted Staff  Serafina Book 2
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN: 9781484778067
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Twisted Staff Serafina Book 2 Book Excerpt:

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin. When a mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, she finds herself torn from the side of her best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt. Heartbroken, she flees. Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore-and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

Connecting Children with Classics  A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature
Author: Meagan Lacy,Pauline Dewan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN: 1440844402
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature Book Excerpt:

This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty Student Workbook

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty Student Workbook
Author: John Pennington
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-03-19
ISBN: 9781544803135
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty Student Workbook Book Excerpt:

The quick student workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and providing a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use them to improve student learning and organization. What students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.

Captivate Your Readers

Captivate Your Readers
Author: Jodie Renner
Publsiher: Cobalt Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN: 0993700411
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captivate Your Readers Book Excerpt:

Are you looking for concrete, effective ways to bring your fiction to life for readers, so they feel they’re right there with the characters? And they stay up until the wee hours eagerly turning the pages? Then this book is for you. Today’s readers want to put aside their cares and chores and lose themselves in an absorbing story. This book shows you how to provide the emotional involvement and immediacy readers crave in fiction. This third editor’s guide to writing compelling fiction by multi-award-winning author Jodie Renner provides specific advice, with examples, for hooking readers on page one and immersing them in your story world. And like Renner’s other guides, it’s presented in a concise, reader-friendly format for busy writers, and you can pick and choose among the topics to suit your current questions and needs. It’s all about engaging readers through techniques such as using deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, creating dialogue that’s real and riveting, and basically stepping back as the author and letting the characters tell the story.

Willa of the Wood

Willa of the Wood
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 9781368009478
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Willa of the Wood Book Excerpt:

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Robert Beatty comes a thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina. Move without a sound. Steal without a trace. Willa, a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. It's dangerous work-the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand--but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people. When Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day world, she calls upon an ancient, unbreakable bond to escape. Only then does she discover the truth: not all day-folk are the same, and the foundations that have guarded the Faeran for eons are under attack. As forces of unfathomable destruction encroach on her home, Willa must decide who she truly is. To save the day-folk family that has become her own--and lift the curse that has robbed her people of their truth--Willa will meet deadly force with trusted alliance, violence with shelter, and an ever-changing world with a steady heartbeat of courage.

Visual Learning and Teaching

Visual Learning and Teaching
Author: Susan Daniels
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN: 1631982869
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Learning and Teaching Book Excerpt:

A creative guide to visual learning strategies with easy-to-use activities for increasing visual literacy. Emojis . . . avatars . . . icons . . . Our world is becoming increasingly reliant on visual communication. But even as we edge toward a virtual world, it’s still critical for students to comprehend and know how to make simple, meaningful marks. In this easy-to-use resource, Dr. Susan Daniels channels over twenty years of research and experience into a creative guide of strategies that enable educators to present the foundational skills of visual learning in the classroom. Educators will learn how to create a “visual toolbox” of tools that promote visual literacy across the curriculum and discover interac­tive activities to encourage visual learning and communication in all students. Digital content includes customizable forms and a PDF presen­tation. A free online PLC/Book Study Guide is available at freespirit.com/PLC.

Into the Heartless Wood

Into the Heartless Wood
Author: Joanna Ruth Meyer
Publsiher: Page Street Kids
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1645671712
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Heartless Wood Book Excerpt:

The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain. When Owen Merrick is lured into the witch’s wood, one of her tree-siren daughters, Seren, saves his life instead of ending it. Every night, he climbs over the garden wall to see her, and every night her longing to become human deepens. But a shift in the stars foretells a dangerous curse, and Seren’s quest to become human will lead them into an ancient war raging between the witch and the king who is trying to stop her.

My Reading Adventures

My Reading Adventures
Author: Anne Bogel
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 0736983090
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Reading Adventures Book Excerpt:

This unique journal encourages young readers to spend more time enjoying books, gives them great suggestions for what to read next, and helps them remember what they’ve read. Do you have a junior bookworm in your home? Or would like to see your child develop a greater interest in reading? This journal was designed with your child in mind. Anne Bogel, creator of the Modern Mrs Darcy blog, wants to help instill a lifelong love of reading in your child with a journal that’s just for them. Inside, kids will find fun lists of book recommendations for different genres and interests, creative reading-related activities, and space to record what they’ve read and what they would like to read. This journal is an ideal companion for all your child’s reading adventures. Anne’s book journal for adults, My Reading Life, is available now wherever books are sold.

Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 9781536415407
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Twisted Staff Book Excerpt:

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds