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Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1927–2014)

Autore di The Egypt Game

53+ opere 13,426 membri 242 recensioni 31 preferito

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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno

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Opere di Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Egypt Game (1967) 4,824 copie
The Headless Cupid (1971) 1,083 copie
The Witches of Worm (1972) 921 copie
The Gypsy Game (1997) 620 copie
The Velvet Room (1965) 500 copie
Gib Rides Home (1998) 387 copie
The Changeling (1970) 366 copie
Black and Blue Magic (1966) 320 copie
Below the Root (1975) 307 copie
The Trespassers (1995) 291 copie
Le ali ai piedi (1994) 276 copie
The Treasures of Weatherby (2006) 273 copie
Libby on Wednesday (1990) 268 copie
Gib and the Gray Ghost (2000) 245 copie
And All Between (1976) 240 copie
The Bronze Pen (2008) 233 copie
Until the Celebration (1977) 203 copie
The Unseen (2004) 184 copie
The Runaways (1999) 165 copie
Blair's Nightmare (1815) 152 copie
Song of the Gargoyle (1991) 146 copie
And Condors Danced (1987) 111 copie
Season of Ponies (1964) 108 copie
Fool's Gold (1993) 95 copie
Janie's Private Eyes (1989) 90 copie
A Fabulous Creature (1981) 89 copie
Eyes in the Fishbowl (1968) 79 copie
The Magic Nation Thing (2005) 57 copie
Spyhole Secrets (2001) 57 copie
The Birds of Summer (1983) 41 copie
The Changing Maze (1985) 34 copie
The Box and the Bone (1995) 23 copie
The Diamond War (1995) 18 copie
Squeak Saves the Day (1988) 11 copie
Heirs of Darkness (1978) 10 copie
Secret Weapons (1995) 8 copie
Ghost Invasion (1995) 8 copie
Today is Saturday (1969) 7 copie
Come On, Patsy (1982) 6 copie
The Green Sky Trilogy (1985) 4 copie

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Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Collaboratore — 18 copie

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FamiliesUnitedLL | 5 altre recensioni | May 5, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 3 altre recensioni | 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.
 
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BLTSbraille | 4 altre recensioni | 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 | 22 altre recensioni | Jan 3, 2024 |

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1990s (1)

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53
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Utenti
13,426
Popolarità
#1,729
Voto
3.8
Recensioni
242
ISBN
397
Lingue
8
Preferito da
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