book cover of Carabas


(The first book in the Star Maker series)
A novel by

When the people of a small village discover that Catou can mysteriously change her shape to become a cat, she is tried as a witch - until Frederic, the miller's son, steps forward to defend her and they are banished together. For a while they live by their wits alone; then Catou disguises Frederic as the noble Marquis of Carabas from Spain, and herself as his manservant Serafin. They enter the Court of Tenebran, a strange place of sumptuous wealth set in an impoverished and starving land, where Balze, the manservant of the Lord, holds sway. Yet he is not what he seems, and in learning the truth, Catou has to confront not only the diabolic nature of Balze's evil, but also her own identity and the destiny to which she has journeyed since she was born...

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"...haunting beauty that lingers in the mind and heart." - Lloyd Alexander

Used availability for Sophie Masson's Carabas

Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: Serafin
Author(s): Sophie Masson
ISBN: 0-613-85585-X / 978-0-613-85585-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: Carabas (Hodder Silver Series)
Author(s): Sophie Masson
ISBN: 0-340-85063-9 / 978-0-340-85063-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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January 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Serafin (StarMaker Books)
Author(s): Sophie Masson
ISBN: 0-88489-567-X / 978-0-88489-567-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Marys Pr
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1996 : Australia Paperback

Title: Carabas
Author(s): Sophie Masson
ISBN: 0-7336-0380-7 / 978-0-7336-0380-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hodder Headline
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