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Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1927–2014)

Autor(a) de The Egypt Game

53+ Works 13,527 Membros 244 Críticas 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 por Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Egypt Game (1967) 4,862 exemplares, 63 críticas
The Headless Cupid (1971) 1,090 exemplares, 23 críticas
The Witches of Worm (1972) 933 exemplares, 15 críticas
The Gypsy Game (1997) 624 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Velvet Room (1965) 503 exemplares, 11 críticas
Gib Rides Home (1998) 391 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Changeling (1970) 365 exemplares, 14 críticas
Black and Blue Magic (1966) 320 exemplares, 4 críticas
Below the Root (1975) 308 exemplares, 10 críticas
The Trespassers (1995) 296 exemplares, 7 críticas
Cat Running (1994) 277 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Treasures of Weatherby (2006) 273 exemplares, 6 críticas
Libby on Wednesday (1990) 271 exemplares, 5 críticas
Gib and the Gray Ghost (2000) 246 exemplares
And All Between (1976) 241 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Bronze Pen (2008) 238 exemplares, 7 críticas
Until the Celebration (1977) 204 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case (1979) 195 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Unseen (2004) 185 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Runaways (1999) 167 exemplares, 1 crítica
Blair's Nightmare (1984) 155 exemplares, 2 críticas
Song of the Gargoyle (1991) 147 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Truth About Stone Hollow (1974) 130 exemplares, 3 críticas
And Condors Danced (1987) 115 exemplares, 1 crítica
Season of Ponies (1964) 108 exemplares, 6 críticas
William S. and the Great Escape (2009) 107 exemplares, 6 críticas
Fool's Gold (1993) 95 exemplares
Janie's Private Eyes (1989) 90 exemplares, 2 críticas
A Fabulous Creature (1981) 89 exemplares, 3 críticas
Eyes in the Fishbowl (1968) 79 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Ghosts of Rathburn Park (2002) 67 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Magic Nation Thing (2005) 58 exemplares, 1 crítica
Spyhole Secrets (2001) 58 exemplares
The Birds of Summer (1983) 41 exemplares, 1 crítica
William's Midsummer Dreams (2011) 37 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Changing Maze (1985) 34 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Box and the Bone (1995) 23 exemplares
The Diamond War (1995) 18 exemplares
The Princess and the Giants (1973) 11 exemplares, 2 críticas
Squeak Saves the Day (1988) 11 exemplares
Heirs of Darkness (1978) 10 exemplares
Secret Weapons (1995) 8 exemplares
Ghost Invasion (1995) 8 exemplares
Today is Saturday (1969) 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Come On, Patsy (1982) 6 exemplares
The Green Sky Trilogy (1985) 4 exemplares

Associated Works

Dragons & Dreams: A Collection of New Fantasy and Science Fiction Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares, 2 críticas
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




School is out and Neely and her brother, Grubb, have the days to themselves. Living the country area near Carmel, California, there could be a lot to do and explore.

Nearby was Halcyon House, built in 1910 by a Mr. Harold Hutchinson. A magnificent summer house to behold, but it has been empty for a good number of years. The house is rumoured to have a number o tragic stories about it and its owners. Fenced off from access, only Ruben Flores the watchman/caretaker lives on the premises with his watchdog Lion, a large mastiff who has run of the property when Ruben goes into town. Both are deterrents to trespassing, except to Neely and Grub. Grub had made friends with Lion a couple of years back and this gave them access to the property, unbeknownst to Ruben.

This summer Neely and Grub would gain access to the mansion and discover some of the secrets and history, true and false, of the house and the family.

Neely and Grub’s access went from secret to known when the current owners moved back and Neely becomes friends with Curtis, the owners’ son. Curtis is a boy of big boasts and mood swings. At one point Neely is warned to keep an eye on her young brother. It seems some of these stories do have truth to them.

As some of the stories come to light, there is a bit of a chill. There is also the magic of an earlier time in the house that the children learn of. A happier time.

Zilpha Keatley Snyder is an award winning children’s author with a long list of books. I’ve read a number of them and enjoyed them all.
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ChazziFrazz | 6 outras críticas | Jun 3, 2024 |
FamiliesUnitedLL | 5 outras críticas | May 5, 2024 |
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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 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |


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