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By Robert Beatty

"Never pass into the deep components of the woodland, for there are numerous risks there, and they're going to ensnare your soul." Serafina hasn't ever had a cause to disobey her pa and enterprise past the grounds of the Biltmore estate.There's lots to discover in her grand domestic, even if she needs to take care to by no means be visible. not one of the wealthy folks upstairs understand that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's upkeep guy, have secretly lived within the basement for so long as Serafina can consider. but if childrens on the property commence disappearing, merely Serafina is familiar with who the wrongdoer is:a terrifying guy in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at evening. Following her personal harrowing get away, Serafina dangers every thing via becoming a member of forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the younger nephew of the Biltmore's proprietors. Braeden and Serafina needs to discover the fellow within the Black Cloak's precise identity...before the entire youngsters vanish one after the other. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very wooded area that she has been taught to worry. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one who is sure to her personal id. as a way to retailer the kids of Biltmore, Serafina needs to search the solutions that may liberate the puzzle of her earlier.

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II. Title. M55155Eig 2010 [E]—dc22 2009019574 Book design by Molly Baker and Amelia Anderson. Typeset in Esta and Silent Movie. The illustrations in this book were rendered in pencil and pastels.

Traditional Jewish homes may keep a tzedakah box for collecting coins. During Hanukkah, since children usually receive gifts, some families perform tzedakah to teach that giving is as important as receiving. Hebrew letter number In Jewish lore, each is assigned a . The word chai meaning “life” or “good luck,” has a value of 18; any multiple of 18 is commonly considered a lucky number. To my aunts and uncles, Selma and Herman Krauss and Edna and Albert Rettig: May your candles burn bright! —L. K.

L. K. M. For Dr. Désiré Amsellem. who was a very dear friend. And many thanks to The Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris. —E. S. Text © 2010 by Laura Krauss Melmed. Illustrations © 2010 by Elisabeth Schlossberg. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Melmed, Laura Krauss. Eight winter nights : a family Hanukkah book / by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg.

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