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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) — biography from The Egypt Game… (more)
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The Headless Cupid 1,042 copies, 23 reviews
The Witches of Worm 891 copies, 16 reviews
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The Velvet Room 491 copies, 12 reviews
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The Changeling 360 copies, 14 reviews
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And All Between 232 copies, 5 reviews
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Until the Celebration 195 copies, 5 reviews
The Unseen 175 copies, 3 reviews
The Runaways 158 copies, 1 review
Blair's Nightmare 147 copies, 3 reviews
Song of the Gargoyle 145 copies, 5 reviews
The Truth About Stone Hollow 126 copies, 3 reviews
Season of Ponies 106 copies, 6 reviews
And Condors Danced 105 copies, 2 reviews
William S. and the Great Escape 100 copies, 6 reviews
Fool's Gold 93 copies, 1 review
Janie's Private Eyes 88 copies, 3 reviews
A Fabulous Creature 87 copies, 3 reviews
Eyes in the Fishbowl 77 copies, 5 reviews
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The Changing Maze 34 copies, 2 reviews
The Diamond War 17 copies
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Today is Saturday 7 copies, 1 review
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