The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel
A Story of Sleepy Hollow
Narrated by Barrie Kreinik / 13 hours 33 minutes
“I grew up listening to the "book on vinyl" of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (the Disney version) and I fell in love with the story at a young age. When I saw this book was coming out it immediately took me back to that book (record?). I've always been curious about the legend and wanted to see the story expanded so this was perfect and I was especially pleased to find it available in audio. The book did not disappoint and made Katrina very real to me - and Ichabod for that matter. I found myself drawn in to the story and the relationships that the characters formed - barely able to let it go until the book was done - I think that I listened for 10 hours straight one day. When the book was over I still wanted to know more - even though the plot had been brought to resolution - and that's the number one way I know that a book is 5 stars. It definitely left me wanting more! This is a perfect book for October when there are shadows around every corner - or are they spirits?”Jennifer, The Bookstore at Fitger's
"The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel enchants with a concoction of love, longing, and loss plucked from the bones of one of our most enduring and haunting legends." - Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today bestselling author of I Shall Be Near to You
When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina – unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrina’s father favors.
But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together – all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollow’s legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallows’s Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position.
Enlisting the help of her friend – and rumored witch – Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Crane’s disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional – often magical – means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew, and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all. In Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel nothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won't erase.