Love cats, gypsies and magic?
My young readers (10 -13) fable separate from its anthology and it is entered in Readers Favorite story awards under "Children's Fable". This short story was written for the parent or grandparent to read in one sitting
with or to their child or grandchild. Children benefit greatly from sharing in the reading of a very good story. But the young readers are already loving it! See Readers Favorite review which qualifies Seraphina for one of their book stickers!
A mysterious secret that changed her world forever…
No one wants to play with the creepy cripple who might spread her disease. So, eleven-year-old
Lorena’s only friends in the world are Jenkins the tree and Seraphina, a black cat with a white star on her forehead.
Seraphina was not just any black cat. She lived deep in the woods with two piebald ponies and
a gypsy woman who healed wild animals, including a white wolf with aqua eyes.
But, Seraphina and the gypsy were keeping a very magical secret. A secret found out by Lorena that changed her world forever.
Review from "Readers Favorite"
Seraﬁna by Denice Garrou is a stunning fantasy children's book about a young girl named Lorena. Lorena has a disease that prevents her from walking without a crutch. The other children in her village tease
her, and won't be her friend. All she has is a tree she calls Jenkins, and a cat named Seraﬁna. One day, Seraﬁna leads her to a house in the woods where she meets a woman named Ravinia. Lorena and Ravinia, as well as Seraﬁna, are soon ﬁrm friends, and from
that day onward Lorena would always visit Ravinia, with the help of Seraﬁna. But then one day Seraﬁna doesn't show up. Lorena soon discovers that the bullies have Seraﬁna and are planning on burning her. Will Lorena be brave enough to stand up to the bullies
who always torment her. I really, really enjoyed reading Seraﬁna by Denice Garrou. The book is heartwarming and is very beautifully written. The story teaches that how you look at yourself is very important and that you can't be happy unless you're happy with
yourself, which is a very important lesson. The characters are all very likeable, because Lorena is very kind to others, and Seraﬁna and Ravinia help her to see herself in a new light. The book is very well written and very descriptive. There were a few parts
that made me gasp out loud. Many people will be able to relate to this book, because many people have been bullied. The book is full of action and suspense. I was hooked by the ﬁrst page and I never wanted to put the book down. It is truly amazing. I would
deﬁnitely recommend this to all readers.