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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 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)
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The Egypt Game 4,145 copies, 62 reviews
The Headless Cupid 967 copies, 23 reviews
The Witches of Worm 834 copies, 16 reviews
The Gypsy Game 552 copies, 5 reviews
The Velvet Room 464 copies, 11 reviews
The Changeling 339 copies, 12 reviews
Gib Rides Home 328 copies, 4 reviews
Black and Blue Magic 299 copies, 4 reviews
Below the Root 290 copies, 9 reviews
Cat Running 251 copies, 7 reviews
The Trespassers 250 copies, 7 reviews
Libby on Wednesday 245 copies, 5 reviews
The Treasures of Weatherby 228 copies, 5 reviews
And All Between 222 copies, 5 reviews
The Bronze Pen 200 copies, 7 reviews
Until the Celebration 189 copies, 5 reviews
The Unseen 161 copies, 3 reviews
The Runaways 148 copies, 1 review
Song of the Gargoyle 139 copies, 4 reviews
Blair's Nightmare 138 copies, 3 reviews
The Truth About Stone Hollow (Author) 122 copies, 2 reviews
Season of Ponies 104 copies, 6 reviews
And Condors Danced 101 copies, 2 reviews
Fool's Gold 90 copies, 1 review
William S. and the Great Escape 89 copies, 6 reviews
A Fabulous Creature 85 copies, 3 reviews
Janie's Private Eyes 82 copies, 3 reviews
Eyes in the Fishbowl 70 copies, 5 reviews
The Ghosts of Rathburn Park 63 copies, 3 reviews
The Magic Nation Thing 54 copies, 1 review
Spyhole Secrets 48 copies
The Birds of Summer 38 copies, 1 review
William's Midsummer Dreams 33 copies, 1 review
The Changing Maze 31 copies, 2 reviews
The Diamond War 17 copies
The Princess and the Giants 11 copies, 2 reviews
Today is Saturday 6 copies, 1 review
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