The Headless Cupid

Illustrated by Alton Raible
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About The Book

When the four Stanley children meet Amanda, their new stepsister, they’re amazed to learn that she studies 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, Jamie, 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 long ago.

Legend has it that a ghost cut the head off of a wooden cupid on the stairway. Has the ghost returned to strike again?

About The Author

Zilpha Keatley Snyder is the author of The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid, and The Witches of Worm, all Newbery Honor Books. Her most recent books include The Treasures of Weatherby, The Bronze Pen, William S. and the Great Escape, and William’s Midsummer Dreams. She lives in Mill Valley, California. Visit her at ZKSnyder.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 2012)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416995401
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 900

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Newbery Honor Book
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • USA Children's Books of International Interest
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (KS)
  • Christopher Award
  • International Board On Books for Young People Honor

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