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The Headless Cupid [Turtleback]

Zilpha Keatley Snyder
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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December 1994
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 Hardcover edition.

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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.

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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.


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4.0 out of 5 stars I Love You ,You Love Me, We're A Happy Family .... April 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book but some of the word in the book were kindive hard for the reading leave it was in. But in other words it had an interesting plot and good caractors in the dicripion
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice, nostelgic read May 26 2003
Format:Paperback
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. It is imaginative, yet grounded in problems real kids face (divorce, fitting in, etc.) A very enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense Suspense Feb. 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
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. There is no sequal that I know of, but that is only what I know. Again, this book is the BEST!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for kids. Feb. 22 2003
Format:Paperback
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 those Goosebumps trash novels)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural Hoax Feb. 11 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
"The Headless Cupid" by Zipha Keatley Snyder, is a book that is a real page turner. The boy in the book's new stepsister thinks of herself as a witch, but as the book proceeds you that maybe things aren't always as they seem. And in the end the stepsister may just get a taste of her own medicne. I would recommond this book to anyone who has trouble believeing that any supernatural thing is real.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic, Wonderful, Greatly written Book Feb. 4 2003
Format:Paperback
This book really caught my attention,because I just love scary books and this one looked like a scary book. I just got finished reading this book,and I can't get my mind off of it!
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!
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Opinion for The Headless Cupiud Jan. 28 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book I just got finished reading is The Headless Cupiud.It was a great book if you thriller books.
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The AWESOME book: "The Headless Cupid" June 6 2001
Format:Paperback
Hi, my name is Kate and I'm 13 years old. I just got done reading "The Headless Cupid" by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, and I think it is an AWESOME book! I liked how Mrs. Snyder kept the book going with Blair's premonitions, Amanda's hobby, and Janie's know-it-all attitude. This was my first book by Mrs. Snyder, and it won't be the last! Right now I'm working on "The Velvet Room." (which is really good too) "The Headless Cupid" is a good book to start out on because once you find out all of the author's twists in the story, it'll leave you wanting more to read by her!
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