The Headless Cupid Turtleback – Dec 1994
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From Publishers Weekly
Snyder has won three Newbery Honors and other awards for her novels, including those starring the Stanley children. Here they are embroiled in the occult when they meet their new stepsister, Amanda, an aspiring witch. PW praised this book as "exuberant and original," and a new generation of readers are sure to agree. This is the first of seven Snyder titles to be released periodically in paperback editions.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
When the four Stanley children meet Amanda, their new stepsister, they're amazed to learn that she studied witchcraft. They're stunned to see her dressed in a strange costume, carrying a pet crow, and surrounded by a pile of books about the supernatural.
It's not long before Amanda promises to give witchcraft lessons to David, Janie, and the twins. But that's when strange things start happening in their old house. David suspects Amanda of causing mischief, until they learn that the house really was haunted a long time ago.
Legend has it that a ghost cut the head off a wooden cupid on the stairway. Has the ghost returned to strike again? --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
In The Headless Cupid, Amanda, the new stepsister, arrives in the Stanley household with a chip on her shoulder and a box of cool occult paraphenelia. The four Stanley children are fascinated and a little overwhelmed--but much to Amanda's surprise, they have a little magic to offer her in return.
Mysterious, lovely, understated.
The book is about a boy called David and his Brothers and his sisters. Oh, he also has a step sister called Amanda. When she comes to live with David, weird things start happening, like rocks just start appearing out of no where! Soon really weird stuff start happining that is very scary.
And at the end they finally find the Cupid's head and things turn out all right!
One of the bad points in the book is that it starts off kinda slow, and someties was confusing in the middle and near the end.
The good points of the book are when a a lot of wierd stuff start happing and Molly (the stepmom) starts getting really scared and she wants to move out of the house. Another good part of the book is when Amanda starts to actally talk to her mom and offers to teach the kids about the supernatural.
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I really enjoyed this book but some of the word in the book were kindive hard for the reading leave it was in. Read morePublished on April 13 2004
The title of this book had always gotten my attention as a kid (I'm now 28), but I never read it. On a whim, me and my girlfriend read it together--we really enjoyed it. Read morePublished on May 25 2003 by Brad Ashlock
This book is GREAT!!! I kept reading and reading and READING!!! I read the whole thing but like 30 pages in about 2 and 1/2 hours, in ONE day!!! This a real suspense kindof book. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2003
I read this book numerous times as a child, and it scared me every time. For kids who like a little bit of suspense in their books, this novel is perfect (and way scarier than all... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2003 by Lindsey A.