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Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1927–2014)

Autor(a) de The Egypt Game

53+ Works 13,423 Membros 242 Reviews 31 Favorited

About the Author

Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born in Lemoore, California on May 11, 1927. She received a B.A. from Whittier College in 1948. While ultimately planning to be a writer, after graduation she decided to teach school temporarily. However, she found teaching to be an extremely rewarding experience and mostrar mais taught in the upper elementary grades for a total of nine years. After all of her children were in school, she began to think of writing again. Her first book, Season of Ponies, was published in 1964. She wrote more than 40 books during her lifetime including The Trespassers, Gib Rides Home, Gib and the Gray Ghost, and William's Midsummer Dreams. She has won numerous awards including three Newbery Honor books for The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid and The Witches of Worm and the 1995 John and Patricia Beatty Award for Cat Running. She died of complications from a stroke on October 08, 2014 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Egypt Game (1967) 4,822 cópias
The Headless Cupid (1971) 1,083 cópias
The Witches of Worm (1972) 920 cópias
The Gypsy Game (1997) 620 cópias
The Velvet Room (1965) 500 cópias
Gib Rides Home (1998) 387 cópias
The Changeling (1970) 366 cópias
Black and Blue Magic (1966) 320 cópias
Below the Root (1975) 307 cópias
The Trespassers (1995) 291 cópias
Cat Running (1994) 276 cópias
The Treasures of Weatherby (2006) 273 cópias
Libby on Wednesday (1990) 268 cópias
Gib and the Gray Ghost (2000) 245 cópias
And All Between (1976) 240 cópias
The Bronze Pen (2008) 233 cópias
Until the Celebration (1977) 203 cópias
The Unseen (2004) 184 cópias
The Runaways (1999) 165 cópias
Blair's Nightmare (1815) 152 cópias
Song of the Gargoyle (1991) 146 cópias
The Truth About Stone Hollow (1974) 130 cópias
And Condors Danced (1987) 111 cópias
Season of Ponies (1964) 108 cópias
Fool's Gold (1993) 95 cópias
Janie's Private Eyes (1989) 90 cópias
A Fabulous Creature (1981) 89 cópias
Eyes in the Fishbowl (1968) 79 cópias
The Ghosts of Rathburn Park (2002) 67 cópias
The Magic Nation Thing (2005) 57 cópias
Spyhole Secrets (2001) 57 cópias
The Birds of Summer (1983) 41 cópias
William's Midsummer Dreams (2011) 37 cópias
The Changing Maze (1985) 34 cópias
The Box and the Bone (1995) 23 cópias
The Diamond War (1995) 18 cópias
The Princess and the Giants (1973) 11 cópias
Squeak Saves the Day (1988) 11 cópias
Heirs of Darkness (1978) 10 cópias
Secret Weapons (1995) 8 cópias
Ghost Invasion (1995) 8 cópias
Today is Saturday (1969) 7 cópias
Come On, Patsy (1982) 6 cópias
The Green Sky Trilogy (1985) 4 cópias

Associated Works

Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias


Conhecimento Comum




FamiliesUnitedLL | outras 5 resenhas | May 5, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
All Gib ever wanted was to be adopted, but life with a family isn’t quite what he thought it would be. Gib was sent to an orphanage when he was six years old, and with each year, he knows it becomes less likely that he will be adopted into a loving family.
BLTSbraille | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This is a ghost story and a character study of an adolescent girl (she's 12) acting all sullen and teenager-y. We see her through the eyes of her younger (he's 11) step-brother who is far more earnest, considerate, and mature. Amanda is what we would now call goth. She missed it by 20 years, but she would've been very into The Craft. When her parents divorce and she's forced to live with her mom's new husband and family, she is clearly unhappy but takes the opportunity to try to induct her new siblings into the occult. There is someone in the family who may have actual supernatural powers, but it's not Amanda.

One very cringe thing that happens in this book is that Amanda gets her little step-siblings to do what she wants by playing "slave and slavedriver." She plays at whipping them to get them do the gardening. Shudder.

Amanda is not the only interesting character in the book. Janie the talkative, dramatic 6yo is a hoot. The 4yo twins Blair and Tesser each have distinct personalities. The grown-ups feel quite real and nuanced. David, the POV character, is exactly what parents want their kids to be without being too good to be true. He observes Amanda carefully and her character is revealed through his observations.

I read this because Lemony Snicket praised it in [b:Poison for Breakfast|56769614|Poison for Breakfast|Lemony Snicket|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1613788183l/56769614._SY75_.jpg|59679665].
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LibrarianDest | outras 22 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |


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