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Serafina and the black cloak /

by Beatty, Robert [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781484709016 (hbk.); 1484709012 (hbk.).Subject(s): Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.) -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Friendship in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction | Rats -- Control -- Juvenile fiction | Missing children -- Juvenile fiction | Cloaks -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | Horror storiesSummary: 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.
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"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul."<br> <br> Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the 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.<br> <br> 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 the 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.<br> <br> 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.<br>

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.

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In 1899 North Carolina, catlike girl Serafina lives in glamorous Biltmore Estate, unbeknownst to anyone except her maintenance-man father. That changes when she witnesses a fantastical assault from her basement hideaway: a man absorbs a screaming girl into his cloak. To save her, Serafina comes out of hiding and discovers her own strange heritage. Steady suspense mostly compensates for an unwieldy plot. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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