Raising the Horseman (Hardcover)
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Disney’s Villains series comes a ghostly stand-alone novel that reimagines The Legend of Sleepy Hollow through the eyes of a modern teen.
Kat Van Tassel wants nothing to do with Sleepy Hollow’s ghostly history. But when her mother gives her the original Katrina van Tassel’s diary on the two-hundredth anniversary of the Headless Horseman’s haunting, a new legend begins to take shape, weaving together the past and the present in eerie ways. When a new girl in town opens Kat’s eyes to the possibility that ghosts are real, it makes her question who she truly wants to be . . . and be with. Can Kat uncover a two-hundred-year-old secret, and trace its shocking reverberations in her own life, in time to protect what she truly loves?
About the Author
Serena Valentino weaves tales that combine mythos and guile, and she has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains. She is also the author of the New York Times best-selling Villains series and the graphic novel adaptations of Evil Thing and Fairest of All.
A sweet retelling of a spooky classic.
Spinning the story of the Headless Horseman from the perspective of Ichabod Crane’s love interest with a twist of feminism and LGBTQIA+ positivity, Valentino retells one of the most ubiquitous cautionary tales of gothic horror, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with authenticity and ingenuity . . . . Recommended for a mildly macabre Halloween-themed read for younger teens who enjoy Marissa Meyer and Jane Yolen, and a good addition where fractured fairy tales and gothic horror are popular.
—School Library Journal<br>