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One night while prowling through Biltmore Estate's vast basement, Serafina witnesses a terrifying occurence involving a mysterious man in a black cloak. Now Serafina and her best friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. . .More Book 1

#1 New York Times Best Seller
60 Weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List
2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Winner
Voted #1 Middle Grade Novel of 2015!
#1 Amazon Best Seller in its category for Mystery, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Spine-Tingling Tales, and Action Adventure
Translated into 22 languages
Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon Best Sellers
Recommended by the School Library Journal (SLJ)
Selected by Learning Ally
Selected for “Battle of the Books” in multiple states
2018 Tennessee State Book
Powell’s Bookstore Best of 2015
2018 South Carolina Book Award Finalist
Recommended by girl-power website “A Mighty Girl”
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“Beatty spins an enchanting mystery through lonely Serafina’s golden eyes."
—Kirkus Reviews

“Beatty spins an enchanting mystery through lonely Serafina’s golden eyes."
—Kirkus Reviews

“Beatty spins an enchanting mystery through lonely Serafina’s golden eyes."
—Kirkus Reviews

“Serafina’s quest to understand herself and her unknown family history, along with some truly creepy moments and imagery ... makes for an eerie historical mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“Serafina’s quest to understand herself and her unknown family history, along with some truly creepy moments and imagery ... makes for an eerie historical mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“Serafina’s quest to understand herself and her unknown family history, along with some truly creepy moments and imagery ... makes for an eerie historical mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“The chills and adventure will surely please…” —Booklist

“The chills and adventure will surely please…” —Booklist

“The chills and adventure will surely please…” —Booklist

“The story drips with suspense.” — School Library Journal

“The story drips with suspense.” — School Library Journal

“The story drips with suspense.” — School Library Journal

“Hauntingly beautiful.” —Goodreads

“Hauntingly beautiful.” —Goodreads

“Hauntingly beautiful.” —Goodreads

“Serafina narrates with an engaging voice that draws the reader into her world.” —Historical Novel Society

“Serafina narrates with an engaging voice that draws the reader into her world.” —Historical Novel Society

“Serafina narrates with an engaging voice that draws the reader into her world.” —Historical Novel Society

“A mysterious and captivating read.” —Goodreads

“A mysterious and captivating read.” —Goodreads

“A mysterious and captivating read.” —Goodreads

“Each new clue adds another brush stroke to this keenly perceptive portrait...” —Kirkus Reviews

“Each new clue adds another brush stroke to this keenly perceptive portrait...” —Kirkus Reviews

“Each new clue adds another brush stroke to this keenly perceptive portrait...” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced, suspenseful, and written with beautiful imagery.” —Goodreads

“Fast-paced, suspenseful, and written with beautiful imagery.” —Goodreads

“Fast-paced, suspenseful, and written with beautiful imagery.” —Goodreads

“The book leaves readers satisfied with the plot but hungry for more about its unusual heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The book leaves readers satisfied with the plot but hungry for more about its unusual heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The book leaves readers satisfied with the plot but hungry for more about its unusual heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A page-turner that I read in two days.” —Goodreads

“A page-turner that I read in two days.” —Goodreads

“A page-turner that I read in two days.” —Goodreads

“A riveting mixture of historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery.” —Goodreads

“A riveting mixture of historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery.” —Goodreads

“A riveting mixture of historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery.” —Goodreads

“Serafina is so cool and crafty, prowling around...” —Goodreads

“Serafina is so cool and crafty, prowling around...” —Goodreads

“Serafina is so cool and crafty, prowling around...” —Goodreads

“A major hit with my students!” —Goodreads

“A major hit with my students!” —Goodreads

“A major hit with my students!” —Goodreads

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  • Serafina and the Black Cloak

    A brave and unusual girl named Serafina lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age. Serafina’s pa, the estate’s maintenance man, has warned her to keep herself hidden from the fancy folk who live on the floors above, but when children at the estate start disappearing, Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, has been on the bestsellers list for more than 50 weeks, and is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. It also won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for “representing the best in Southern literature.” A blend of history, mystery, and magic, this new series has become a favorite for both adults and young readers (8+).

    “Never go into 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 Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt’s vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion’s hidden doors and secret passageways.

    But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow. A mysterious man in a black cloak 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, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity.

  • Serafina and the Black Cloak

    A brave and unusual girl named Serafina lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age. Serafina’s pa, the estate’s maintenance man, has warned her to keep herself hidden from the fancy folk who live on the floors above, but when children at the estate start disappearing, Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, has been on the bestsellers list for more than 50 weeks, and is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. It also won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for “representing the best in Southern literature.” A blend of history, mystery, and magic, this new series has become a favorite for both adults and young readers (8+).

    “Never go into 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 Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt’s vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion’s hidden doors and secret passageways.

    But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow. A mysterious man in a black cloak 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, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity.

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  • Serafina and the Black Cloak

    A brave and unusual girl named Serafina lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age. Serafina’s pa, the estate’s maintenance man, has warned her to keep herself hidden from the fancy folk who live on the floors above, but when children at the estate start disappearing, Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, has been on the bestsellers list for more than 50 weeks, and is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. It also won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for “representing the best in Southern literature.” A blend of history, mystery, and magic, this new series has become a favorite for both adults and young readers (8+).

    “Never go into 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 Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt’s vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion’s hidden doors and secret passageways.

    But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow. A mysterious man in a black cloak 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, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity.

  • Serafina and the Black Cloak

    A brave and unusual girl named Serafina lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age. Serafina’s pa, the estate’s maintenance man, has warned her to keep herself hidden from the fancy folk who live on the floors above, but when children at the estate start disappearing, Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, has been on the bestsellers list for more than 50 weeks, and is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. It also won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for “representing the best in Southern literature.” A blend of history, mystery, and magic, this new series has become a favorite for both adults and young readers (8+).

    “Never go into 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 Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt’s vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion’s hidden doors and secret passageways.

    But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow. A mysterious man in a black cloak 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, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity.

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