Zilpha Keatley Snyder





Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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born
in Lemoore, California, The United States
May 11, 1927

died
October 08, 2014

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The recipient of three Newbery Honor Book awards for "The Egypt Game", "The Headless Cupid" and "The Witches of Worm", Zilpha Keatley Snyder has been writing books for children since 1964 when her first book, "A Season of Ponies", was published. Since that time she has completed 43 books, mostly for children aged 9 to 13, but also including two books for young adults, four picture books for younger children and a book of poetry.


Average rating: 3.80 · 37,306 ratings · 2,210 reviews · 47 distinct works · Similar authors
The Egypt Game (Game, #1)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 23,736 ratings — published 1967 — 23 editions
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The Headless Cupid (Stanley...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,624 ratings — published 1971 — 22 editions
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The Witches of Worm
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,542 ratings — published 1972 — 19 editions
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The Velvet Room
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,456 ratings — published 1965 — 16 editions
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The Changeling
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,055 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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The Gypsy Game (Game, #2)
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 1,121 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Below the Root (Green Sky, #1)
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 635 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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Black and Blue Magic
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 1966 — 12 editions
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And All Between (Green Sky,...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 422 ratings — published 1976 — 8 editions
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The Bronze Pen
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Diamond War The Box and the Bone Ghost Invasion Secret Weapons
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More series by Zilpha Keatley Snyder…
“Know all the Questions, but not the Answers
Look for the Different, instead of the Same
Never Walk where there's room for Running
Don't do anything that can't be a Game”
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Changeling
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“There was that special smell made up of paper, ink, and dust; the busy hush; the endless luxury of thousands of unread books. Best of all was the eager itch of anticipation as you went out the door with your arms loaded down with books.”
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Velvet Room

“Belief in mysteries, any manner of mysteries, is the only lasting luxury in life.”
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Witches of Worm

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