But he didn''t remember the spot in the middle of her forehead. End Notes The story ends with Amanda discovering some lessons in love and learning hard truths about what family means. Just about then the door on Molly''s side banged open, and Molly jumped out.
He could conjure up a vague picture of brownish hair and a red dress, but what he could remember best was the expression on Amanda''s face. Each description spun it differently, so I started the book confused as to what I was supposed to think about it. Esther heard him and she shoved under his arm so that her face was under his in the crack of the window.
This was an enjoyable and fast read.
The car pulled up in front of the veranda steps, and for several minutes no one got out. End Notes The story ends with Amanda discovering some lessons in love and learning hard truths about what family means.
The kids got out some toys, and after they''d settled down, David took a book and stretched out on the window seat where he could see the driveway.
Does it make it any easier to adapt to a blended household if you somehow felt that it wasnt so much a matter of choice, given that a parent died out on you anyway.
She turned then, slowly and deliberately, and looked directly at David and Esther. But after that it was the story that carried it, it was the very first book I read completely and then read again.
David was still waiting and watching when, in the room behind him, there was a loud clatter followed by a scream that sounded like a stepped-on cat. While she, the Master Initiator, happens to be the one deathly scared of the creatures that they bring inside the house with so much delight and excitement.
Tweet KIRKUS REVIEW 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 David and Amanda were the names of 2 cousins I missed very much.
For another minute or two Amanda went on sitting in the car; but then her door opened very slowly and deliberately, and she got out. This is how Snyder describes her: Also good-looking and quite the reader himself, David is the poster boy of The Good Son: David, while skeptical, goes along with the idea in order to get along with Amanda and protect his younger siblings.
Amanda is upset about her mother's divorce and remarriage, and about being forced to move away from the city and her best friend there.
It is the latter that makes the book such a hilarious read. Despite the ruckus that she created towards the end, she got more than her comeuppance when what started out as her little prank turned into something that became way too big for her to handle — requiring parental intervention and the authentic supernatural powers of Blair, whom she initially dismissed as a mere kid with limited language skills.
David suspects Amanda of causing the events, and he and Blair eventually catch her in the act. First she got out something that looked like a large dome-shaped cage covered with a beach towel, and then a couple of big suitcases. Also good-looking and quite the reader himself, David is the poster boy of The Good Son: David had checked and his shoes were all right, but he hadn''t forgotten that expression.
Then of course, there is the exploration of the question as to which of the two has it worse: It is also heartwarming to see how much the twins simply adore David and everything he does. A description of Blair goes like this:. The Headless Cupid has 2 reviews and 2 ratings. Reviewer grapefruit wrote: witchcraft, a (supposedly) haunted house, a new stepsister, and tons of fun!
Recommend this to readers of Goosebumps or Harry Potter! A impressive summer read magical enough to blow your mind! 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). 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.
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, illustrated by Alton Raible "Because the episode is handled with restraint, We can only question, not condemn; the decision is yours." Offbeat kids, in dialogue, ingenious pretense and attendant complications—all the elements for ten, eleven-year-old enjoyment, and then a problem: a criminally insane killer of children.
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