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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,696 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eleven-year-old David is about to meet his new stepsister, Amanda, who is only one year older than he is. Amanda arrives at their big old house wearing a huge tattered shawl and carrying a sharp-eyed crow in a cage. She is hardly what David expects. Before long, she introduces David to a strange world of witchcraft and the occult. At first, spells and potions are fun. He enjoys the spooky chants and smoky seances. Even his younger brother and sisters join in, making sure their parents suspect nothing. But when rocks of all sizes start flying around the house and strange things go crash in the night, David begins to fear the strange forces at work.

Zilpha Keatley Snyder has written several popular children's books. A former teacher, she lives in an old house similar to the one in The Headless Cupid. She thinks it, too, may have a resident ghost. Whether you believe in spirits or not, this Newbery Honor Book is sure to captivate your imagination Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cassie | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book again. I hadn't read it since childhood. I do enjoy Z. Keatley Snyder a lot. The Egypt Game is another favorite by her. I know that there is another book with the same family that is set in Italy I think. I'm going to check that one out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Toni | 2/17/2014

    " I absolutely LOVED this book as a child. I read it when I was about 10 or 11 and I was fascinated by Amanda. Her obsession with the occult was a new and exciting concept to me and I wanted to find a mirrored triangle to put on my own forehead. The idea of conjuring spirits and making others wonder about my mysterious inner workings was exciting. I was already avidly reading chapter books - namely, the Babysitter's Club series, but this was my first introduction to mystery and suspense and I fell in love. Zilpha Keatley Snyder knew how to capture the hearts and minds of young adolescents and did it brilliantly with The Headless Cupid. I was fortunate enough to meet her at an event in Kansas City shortly after having read the book and she was down-to-earth, funny, likeable, and easy to relate to. She was the first author I ever met and she was the opposite of what I was expecting. I was thrilled to learn more about the book (I recall her talking about the mistake she made with the VW breaking down and needing a new water pump) from the author's point of view and this has been one that stuck with me through the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chicklet | 1/31/2014

    " A delightfully scary book from my childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Zoe | 1/31/2014

    " "The Egypt Game" is the only book I remember reading by Zilpha Keatley Snyder as a child, and I loved it. Now as an adult, I also loved "The Headless Cupid." Not only was it an engrossing story but it encompassed complex relationship dynamics in an un-preachy way. I'd like to write a book like this. "

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