When Molly appeared at the foot of the stairs, David knew she was leaving because she had her shoes on and there was no paint on her hands and clothes. Molly, who at that time had been David''s stepmother for about three weeks, was an artist, and around the house she dressed like an artist, very informally. Would you keep an eye on the kids while I''m gone?
Apr 24, Desiivy added it I was 12 when I first picked up this book, I had just move hundreds of miles away from my home to a new school new step family and knew nobody. Honestly I only desided to read it because the two main characters were David and Amanda.
David and Amanda were the names of 2 cousins I missed very much. But after that it was the story that carried it, it was the very first book I read completely and then read again. I fell in love with the characters as well as the author. At the time I could on I was 12 when I first picked up this book, I had just move hundreds of miles away from my home to a new school new step family and knew nobody.
At the time I could only get my hands on this one and the next in the series The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case So I had to deal with reading each and every one of this authors other titles I could find at my schools and the local public library.
Over the years I have looked at different libraries and found a few, but over the last 2 years I have discovered the internet and I no long have any limits to which ones I can get and read. I have bought the ones I read and loved so long ago. I have read so many more of her books, I'm 33 year old adult married with kids, who collects every single one of her books, seeing me reading title after title of books written for 12 years olds.
What can I say other then it is a piece of my childhood I don't want forgotten.Zilpha Keatley Snyder is the author of The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid, and The Witches of Worm, all Newbery Honor Books.
Her most recent books include The Treasures of Weatherby, The Bronze Pen, William S. and the Great Escape, and William’s Midsummer Dreams. She lives in Mill Valley, California/5(18). Zilpha Keatley Snyder is one of the unsung great childrens' writers of the 20th c.
Her delicate blend of magic and realism should have earned her widespread recognition years ago. This said, discovering her books for yourself is one of those great reading attheheels.com The Headless Cupid, Amanda, the new stepsister, arrives in the Stanley .
Old ghosts are ingeniously resurrected when eleven-year-old David Stanley's father remarries and a new stepsister, Amanda, comes to live in the family's recently purchased house, where a cupid on the bannister has been mysteriously headless since previous residents endured a poltergeist manifestation in The Stanley family we all remember from Snyder's highly successful The Headless Cupid () gets a year in Italy when stepmother Molly's expatriate uncle leaves her money that has to be spent there.
Read full book review >. Zilpha Keatley Snyder is the author of The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid, and The Witches of Worm, all Newbery Honor Books.
Her most recent books include The Treasures of Weatherby, The Bronze Pen, William S.
and the Great Escape, and William’s Midsummer Dreams. She lives in Mill Valley, California/5(39). Dec 10, · December 10, , Page 8 The New York Times Archives.
In a succession of distinguished books, Zilpha Keatley Snyder has been exploring the nature of magic, not only for the benefit of children, one feels, but to satisfy herself— which is, of course, how all good books are written.