American contemporary, Award Winners, Books for Everyone, Classics, Fantasy, friendship stories, Ghost story, Historical Fiction, middle grade, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Uncategorized, Writing

Thank You for the Borderlands: RIP Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 1927-2014 When I was a kid I got a box of books at a garage sale. I don't remember how old I was. It was the summer, possibly between grades 3 and 4, or 4 and 5- but I do remember that box vividly. I discovered some of my favourite authors in… Continue reading Thank You for the Borderlands: RIP Zilpha Keatley Snyder

American contemporary, Classics, middle grade, Personal Faves, Writing

New Covers, Old Favourites: The Bronze Pen

  So this book itself is not all that old, but Zilpha Keatley Snyder was one of my favourite childhood authors, and she is among a handful of authors whose work stands up to critical re-readings as an adult. She is a warm, compassionate writer who writes with great ingenuity and empathy. I first came… Continue reading New Covers, Old Favourites: The Bronze Pen