Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Born May 11, 1927 (age 86)
Lemoore, California, United States of America
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Genre Fantasy
Notable works The Egypt Game series
Spouse Larry Snyder
Children 3: Susan Melissa, Douglas, and Ben

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (born May 11, 1927) is an American author of books for children and young adults. Three of Snyder's works were named Newbery Honor books: The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid and The Witches of Worm. Since 1964, Snyder has completed 43 books. She is most famous for writing adventure stories and fantasies.


Snyder was born in Lemoore, California and has spent all but brief periods of her life in the Northern California area.[1] She began writing around 1964.


Game Series[edit]

Supplemental materials[edit]

  • The Gypsy Game Teacher's Guide (1998)

Stanley Family Series[edit]

Green Sky trilogy[edit]

Main article: Green Sky Trilogy

Castle Court Series[edit]

Gib Series[edit]

Other novels[edit]

Other works[edit]

  • Snyder was heavily involved in Below the Root, a 1984 computer game that is set in the Green Sky universe after the events of Until the Celebration. She worked with programmer Dale Disharoon on several aspects of the game, including the map and characters.[2][2]


  1. ^ Instruction manual for Below the Root


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Zilpha Keatley Snyder: Autobiography.

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