April 18, 2012

An Author I Want To Read: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

When Elizabeth Bird (NYC Librarian Extraordinaire & writer of Fuse #8) did her first Top 100 Chapter Books Poll a few years ago The Egypt Game came in at number 100.  Elizabeth did a fantastic write-up about the book and made me really want to read it.  I also searched my library for any books of Ms. Snyder's that I had and found The Headless Cupid.  I remember this one being in my sister's room when we were growing up.  But, I never read it.  Zilpha Keatley Snyder has written over 40 books and I have never read any of them!  How does that happen?

I was looking over The Egypt Game a few weeks back and a reader in my library saw me and made sue to tell me what a great book it was.  When an 8th grade boy recommend a book to me I need to listen!  This is a book I will be reading soon!

Do you have any experience with The Egypt Game or any other books by Ms. Snyder?  Tell me about it!

8 comments:

  1. For lack of a better word: cool!

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    1. Thanks! Now I need to get on it.

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  2. I've read it! It's been way too long though so I'll just point you to my review. I do remember liking it!

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    1. Thank you!! Your review was great and made me want to read it even more!

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  3. I haven't read it, but one of the girls in the book club at the library is a big fan. She's twelve.

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    1. I know. It sounds like one I would have loved if I had read it back when I was 12. I have to get this one read, no more excuses (except I can't find our copy right now!).

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  4. "The Egypt Game" was one of my absolute favorite books when I was a kid. My sister and I even made our own Egypt game after reading it.

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    1. This is the kind of thing I want to know! I am going to read it this summer for sure.

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