Snyder, Zilpha Keatley

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Dates:
Birth 1927

Biographical notes:

American author of children's books; Newbery Honor Book citations for The Egypt game (1967) in 1968, The headless cupid (1971) in 1972, and The witches of Worm (1972) in 1973.

From the description of The headless Cupid : production material, ca. 1970-1971. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680836

From the description of Eyes in the fishbowl : production material, ca. 1968. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494859

From the description of Until the celebration : production material, ca. 1976-1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62444133

From the description of Papers, 1964-1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451705

From the description of And all between : production material, ca. 1975-1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62444126

From the description of Below the root : production material, ca. 1974-1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494857

From the description of The witches of Worm : production material, ca. 1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680837

From the description of The changeling : production material, ca. 1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406277

From the description of Season of ponies : production material, ca. 1964. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406279

From the description of The princess and the giants : production material, ca. 1973. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406278

From the description of The velvet room : production material, ca. 1965. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494861

American author of children's books; Newbery Honor Book citation for The Egypt game (1967) in 1968, The headless cupid (1971) in 1972, and The witches of Worm (1972) in 1973.

From the description of The Egypt game : production material, ca. 1967. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62444131

Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born May 11, 1927, in Lemoore, California. She graduated from Whittier College in 1948 and later studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught in public schools in California, New York, Washington, and Alaska between 1949 and 1962. In 1964, she published her first book for children, Season of Ponies, the story of a young girl whose life becomes more bearable with the help of an imaginary playmate and some horses. In 1968, she received a Newbery Honor Book citation for The Egypt Game. She also received two additional Newbery citations for The Headless Cupid (1971), and The Witches of Worm (1972). Her books feature both boy and girl protagonists and also have multi-racial and multi-ethnic characters. Several of her books contain elements of mystery; several also contain fantasy or historical fiction. Critics have praised her as an author who is attuned to the process of growing up, and as one who writes about children's fanciful worlds with a distinct charm and energy that carry readers in. They also laud her real and believable characters who just happen to have a touch of magic, and have a vivid life of imagination. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols, 1, 28, 75, 110, 112 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 2 Children's Literature Review, vol. 11.

From the description of Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers 1964-1999. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 471786557

Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born May 11, 1927, in Lemoore, California. She graduated from Whittier College in 1948 and later studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught in public schools in California, New York, Washington, and Alaska between 1949 and 1962. In 1964, she published her first book for children, Season of Ponies, the story of a young girl whose life becomes more bearable with the help of an imaginary playmate and some horses. In 1968, she received a Newbery Honor Book citation for The Egypt Game . She also received two additional Newbery citations for The Headless Cupid (1971), and The Witches of Worm (1972). Her books feature both boy and girl protagonists and also have multi-racial and multi-ethnic characters. Several of her books contain elements of mystery; several also contain fantasy or historical fiction. Critics have praised her as an author who is attuned to the process of growing up, and as one who writes about children's fanciful worlds with a distinct charm and energy that carry readers in. They also laud her real and believable characters who just happen to have a touch of magic, and have a vivid life of imagination.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols, 1, 28, 75, 110, 112 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 2 Children's Literature Review, vol. 11

From the guide to the Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers, 1964-1999, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Egyptology--Fiction
  • Witchcraft--Juvenile fiction
  • Imagination--Fiction
  • Witchcraft--Fiction
  • Loneliness--Fiction
  • Migrant labor--Fiction
  • Children's literature, American
  • Friendship--Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship--Fiction
  • Loneliness--Juvenile fiction
  • Horses--Juvenile fiction
  • Magic--Juvenile fiction
  • Families--Juvenile fiction
  • Department stores--Fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Imaginary playmates--Fiction
  • Imaginary societies--Juvenile fiction
  • Depressions--1929--Juvenile fiction
  • Imaginary societies--Fiction
  • Egyptology--Juvenile fiction
  • Teenage boys--Juvenile fiction
  • Depressions--1929--Fiction
  • Department stores--Juvenile fiction
  • Supernatural--Fiction
  • Imagination--Juvenile fiction
  • Imaginary companions--Juvenile fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Family life--Fiction
  • Horses--Fiction
  • Supernatural--Juvenile fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Magic--Fiction

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