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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: April 2009 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sari Stark | 1/28/2014

    " one of my favorites as a kid "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/19/2014

    " This book I read in 4th grade and adored. Spooky but funny too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/15/2014

    " Loved it and my mom hated it. She didn't like me to read books about the supernatural. I did anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/12/2014

    " This was one of my favorite books around the age of 7 or 8, kiddy occult books are AWESOME! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kieran | 12/17/2013

    " pretty good, considering it's meant for a younger age group "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucia | 10/20/2013

    " This is pretty neat with the concept. But sadly, it's not my type of a book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene Allen | 10/14/2013

    " I have read this book soooo many times throughout my life time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Patrick | 9/11/2013

    " A fun spooky story. The kids loved it & I loved that it is the monst banned book from the Newberry Award winners list. Just the fact that something is banned draws me to it. I am such a rebel.HA "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 7/24/2013

    " Fun read, although nowhere near as good as The Egypt Game. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wealhtheow | 2/21/2013

    " Children deal with living in a haunted house. When I was a kid, this was an unbearably spooky book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 8/15/2012

    " I've loved the Stanley family my whole life because I grew up with "The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case." I enjoyed reading about what happened before their year in Italy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 7/14/2012

    " The first scary book that I remember reading (for a 7 year old, anyway), but I loved it. This was one that I used to check out from my school library pretty regularly in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 10/9/2011

    " Creepy and satisfying - I reread this constantly when I was younger. My favorite Snyder book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/8/2011

    " It wasn't what I expected at all, but that doesn't mean it was bad. It had some mystery and didn't keep me on the edge of my seat, but it did keel me turning the pages. I thought it would be a little more... captivating. It was interesting and a quick read, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/22/2010

    " I have read this book soooo many times throughout my life time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 11/3/2010

    " Loved it and my mom hated it. She didn't like me to read books about the supernatural. I did anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 4/9/2010

    " So, I say I don't love books written for 10-year-olds, but I keep reading them. Go figure! This one was great. It made me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe | 2/7/2010

    " The appealing Stanley kids make a first appearance in this exciting and often creepy adventure. How nice it's been reissued with a better cover. Newbery honor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/7/2010

    " Another Zilpha Keatley Snyder book that I loved as a kid and re-read for my niece. I guess I just loved books about magic back then (and still do), mystery, and family dynamics. I hope my niece enjoys it as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lianne | 11/21/2009

    " Another great book by Zilpha Keathley Snyder. I found this to be a charming mystery, and the ending couldn't have been better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deva | 10/7/2009

    " awesome it really twists and turns so u dont really know wats about to happen next "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 9/24/2009

    " The first scary book that I remember reading (for a 7 year old, anyway), but I loved it. This was one that I used to check out from my school library pretty regularly in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sari | 9/15/2009

    " one of my favorites as a kid "

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