Nine novels from a three-time Newbery Honor author whose "tales of wonder, mystery, and suspense beguiled two generations of children and young adults" (The New York Times). Blending realism and fantasy, Zilpha Keatley Snyder was a master at drawing young readers into mesmerizing worlds. Collected in one volume, here are some of her most memorable and beloved novels. TheVelvet Room explores ranch life for a child of a former migrant worker. Cat Running offers a unique glimpse into one girl's experience when her family takes in a malnourished, barefooted "Okie" during the Depression In Song of the Gargoyle, thirteen-year-old Tymmon befriends a strange and enchanted forest creature. In The Trespassers, a boy and his sister discover a secret hideaway in a deserted mansion—and maybe a ghost. And in Fool's Gold, a group of teens discover a map that leads them through dangerous, abandoned gold mines. This treasury is a perfect introduction to the novels of one of the most revered figures in children's literature.
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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