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.

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.

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 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.

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 The Graphic Novel

Serafina and the Black Cloak  The Graphic Novel
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-04-04
ISBN: 1368076904
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serafina and the Black Cloak The Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

Robert Beatty's best-selling gothic fantasy about an unforgettable heroine is now a mesmerizing graphic novel with rich, atmospheric illustrations. "The story drips with suspense, wrapping readers into the narrative just as easily as the man in the black cloak binds his young victims." —School Library Journal “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. Readers who enjoy history and mystery and like their thrills and chills in visual form will delight in this graphic novel adaptation of a bestseller. Read the entire New York Times Best-selling series! Serafina and the Black Cloak (book 1) Serafina and the Twisted Staff (book 2) Serafina and the Splintered Heart (book 3) Serafina and the Seven Stars (book 4)

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.

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

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.

Study Guide Student Workbook for Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Study Guide Student Workbook for Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Author: John Pennington
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN: 9781974229581
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Student Workbook for Serafina and the Twisted Staff 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. 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. This is a workbook for students to determine the above areas. This is not a study guide, cliff notes, or Teacher's guide.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2017-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Book Topics Book Excerpt:

The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: North Carolina
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North Carolina Historical Review Book Excerpt:

In the Wake of the Wind

In the Wake of the Wind
Author: Katherine Kingsley
Publsiher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN: 1626811393
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Wake of the Wind Book Excerpt:

The national bestselling author delivers a Regency romance with “a memorable heroine, steamy lovemaking and delightful scenes involving white magic” (Publishers Weekly). During her years of exile in Wales, Serafina’s only solace has been the golden-haired lover who has haunted her dreams. She even convinced herself that he must be the man she is set to marry the next day. But during a moonlight walk in the woods she comes across a dark stranger who shatters her hopes with a kiss and a devastating revelation of the feelings of her betrothed. Preparing to marry a woman he doesn’t know, Aiden Delaware, Earl of Aubrey, seeks solace in the woods, stumbling upon a maiden as beautiful as a fairy queen. He tells her his darkest secret: He already despises his betrothed and has no wish to be forced into an arranged marriage. The next day, Aiden learns the shocking truth: The beauty from the woods he’d loved at first sight turns out to be the unwanted fiancée, who now knows his true feelings. Despite this inauspicious beginning, Aiden and Serafina gradually discover that marriage is more than a contract, and love can span more than a lifetime. “Kingsley has done an excellent job of bringing us two wonderful lovers and a cast of secondary characters you can sink your teeth into.” —Rendezvous “Another dreamspun romance . . . Once more Katherine Kingsley works her magic . . . in a story that lifts your heart and makes your soul sing.” —Romantic Times

A Forthcoming Wizard

A Forthcoming Wizard
Author: Jody Lynn Nye
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2009-04-14
ISBN: 1429936185
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Forthcoming Wizard Book Excerpt:

Halfling Tildi Summerbee led a typical, unexciting life, tending the house for her brothers while they managed the family farm...until she was forced to assume the identity of her recently deceased brother and accept his position as apprentice to a great wizard. Now she is on an important quest where the lessons of her apprenticeship pale in comparison to those learned in life-or-death situations. She has become the guardian of a very special book that can alter everything in existence... a race of centaurs gone with an editor's pen, a mountain range flattened with a revised rune, and life as Tildi has known it changed in the blink of an eye. Gone are her preconceptions of society and order. Gone are her trusting ways and belief in her superiors' honesty. But also gone is the shrinking violet smallfolk who masqueraded as a boy to secure an apprenticeship. Tildi has changed too, and she realizes that the fate of the world rests in her hands. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Leonetti s Housekeeper Bride

Leonetti s Housekeeper Bride
Author: Lynne Graham
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 037313407X
Category: Arranged marriage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonetti s Housekeeper Bride Book Excerpt:

His Innocent Wife... The last thing Gaetano Leonetti wants is to be shackled in marriage, but to become CEO of his family's bank, his grandfather has decreed Gaetano must find a nice, ordinary woman to wed. Convinced his grandfather is mad, Gaetano sets about proving him wrong with housekeeper Poppy Arnold. With her outspoken nature and unusual dress sense, she's definitely not wife material! But it's not long before hardworking, self-sacrificing Poppy charms his grandfather and Gaetano's stuck with a union he didn't want and a bride he sinfully craves! Having set her up to fail, can he really take the precious gift of her virginity?

Italian Maverick s Collection

Italian Maverick s Collection
Author: Lynne Graham,Kate Hewitt,Jennifer Faye,Kim Lawrence,Lucy Gordon,Andie Brock,Miranda Lee,Susan Stephens,Dani Collins,Jennifer Hayward,Sarah Morgan,Tara Pammi,Elizabeth Power,Abby Thomas,Abby Williams
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 3360
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1474096964
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italian Maverick s Collection Book Excerpt:

Mills & Boon’s Romantic Italian Mavericks Collection Featuring:

Sicilian Secrets An Odyssey for Truth

Sicilian Secrets  An Odyssey for Truth
Author: Alberta B. Hornyak
Publsiher: BookLocker.com
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sicilian Secrets An Odyssey for Truth Book Excerpt:

An immigrant, Italian family is humiliated by their daughter's actions. Eastville, a town of fifteen hundred. hears all. The rumor mill spins and spins. The family holds this secret tightly to the chest of ancestors and strangers. Secrets are knots, woven with an encore. All of the four estranged children live challenging lives. Connie, a granddaughter, grows up in a chaotic home. Her future is faced with depression and paternity confusion. After twenty-seven years, the mother's whereabouts are discovered. The mother is dead but leaves a daughter. Much communication ensues. Most families have a skeleton dangling in a closet somewhere. The descendants of Pietro and Guiseppina La Placa found many doors, as they walked the hall of life, with numerous skeletons ready to rattle out. This is foremost the story of Connie Basile, third generation Sicilian, who at an early age sensed the skeletons. “Why don’t I have a grandma?” elicited mother Serafina’s answer, “She’s dead.” But was Grandma Mazie dead? “May I see your wedding picture?” was cut off with “Don’t have any.” Despite Connie’s childhood in the stately Northend Tavern among small-town characters, her anxious nail-biting became recurring bouts of adult depression. Her brother Salvatore didn’t share her sensitivity to the family dynamic. Connie and her family are devout Catholics. Connie persevered to sing, teach, marry Ed, and raise four children after being widowed young. Grandma Mazie is discovered living a new life in Albany with her first husband Joe’s brother, Paul, and she has a daughter, Dina, much to the distress of the four children she ran away from. Dina tells Mazie's first family about her marvelous loving parents. Not until a passport clerk said, “Step aside. I have a different birth certificate here,” did the buzzing of town and family gossips make sense to Connie. She finds out she was adopted at the age of 4 by Constantino, her current father, from her mother’s first husband, Vincenzo. Outside the hall of secrets are glorious family celebrations with song, vino and homemade Italian food. Connie’s great aunts, accomplished seamstresses, and her uncles, close in age, adore her. She has many cousins. Eventually, Connie discovers a kindred soul in a half-sister, Sally, Vincenzo’s daughter. Overall, Sicilian Secrets is a story of Connie's triumphs.

Fae of Calaveras Trilogy

Fae of Calaveras Trilogy
Author: Kristen S. Walker
Publsiher: Kristen S. Walker
Total Pages: 844
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fae of Calaveras Trilogy Book Excerpt:

A teen witch in a small town with big problems. 3 books. 4 short stories. 800+ pages of magic and secrets! Teen witch Rosa thought she had the perfect family, but her mother has dark secrets that could rip apart the entire magical community. When Rosa suspects something sinister in her home, she stumbles onto a conspiracy that threatens her family and their hometown. As Rosa and her mother are drawn into the ancient battle between the Seelie and Unseelie Faerie Courts, they must choose sides. There’s no such thing as good and evil when it comes to the capricious Fae. Will they choose to protect their family or their community? Includes: Small Town Witch Witch Hunt Witch Gate Witch Test A Witch's Halloween Surprise Midwinter Night's Dream Midsummer Knight The Fae of Calaveras Trilogy includes all three novels and four bonus short stories in an urban fantasy series for teens. If you like teen witches, sarcastic Fae, and family drama, then you’ll love this high-flying adventure from Kristen S. Walker. Buy it now!

Witch Gate

Witch Gate
Author: Kristen S. Walker
Publsiher: Kristen S. Walker
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch Gate Book Excerpt:

She let her fugitive mother escape. The Faerie Court will punish her if she doesn’t testify. But the rogue witch still has a card up her sleeve. Teen witch Rosa dug herself into deeper trouble. She made a deal with Unseelie anarchists to get close to her mother, who is hunted for breaking Seelie law. When she found her mother, she let her go. To avoid prosecution for her own mistakes, Rosa must testify at a Faerie Court trial against the anarchists who helped her. Her testimony is the key evidence that will get the Unseelie exiled to the Otherworld—a place that drives people mad. But she’s helpless to prevent the punishment unless there’s a way to end the ancient struggle of Seelie vs. Unseelie. As Rosa keeps her mouth shut, her mother isn’t finished with her tricks. She still plans to open a gate between the worlds that could tip the balance between the two Faerie Courts. If she succeeds, chaos will descend on their small town community—but can Rosa stop her mother a second time? Witch Gate is the final book in an urban fantasy trilogy for teens. If you like teen witches, sarcastic Fae, and family secrets, then you’ll enjoy Kristen S. Walker’s stories of fantasy that takes flight.

The Oracles

The Oracles
Author: Margaret Kennedy
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN: 0571281567
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oracles Book Excerpt:

The Oracles was the twelfth novel published by Margaret Kennedy (1896-1967) and its titular subjects are the members of a group of provincial intellectuals who happen upon what seems to them a piece of stunningly advanced modern sculpture. Possibly they are not to be blamed for failing to see that it is, in fact, only a commonplace garden chair that has been struck by lightning and twisted radically out of shape. However, under a delusion, The Oracles endeavour to force their fellow townsmen to purchase the 'work' with public money. This comedy of suspense, tension and confusion presents yet another splendid demonstration of Margaret Kennedy's remarkable storytelling gift.