Zilpha Keatley Snyder | Critical Essay by Virginia Haviland

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The sureness with which the author draws her young characters and the deep perception and wisdom of her understanding of peer interplay and conversation will draw the reader into [The Truth About Stone Hollow] with its shadowy overlays of mystery and magic…. But the story consists of more than discoveries and wonderings. A clear picture emerges of the smug little town riddled with religious prejudices and family differences. If not rich in the creation of atmosphere and mood, nor always successful in dealing with the supernatural, the story is, nevertheless, fresh and readable.

Virginia Haviland, "Summer Booklist: 'The Truth about Stone Hollow'," in The Horn Book Magazine (copyright © 1974 by The Horn Book, Inc., Boston), Vol. L, No. 4, August, 1974, p. 380.

The future-fantasy world of Greensky [in Below the Root] … is a long way from Snyder's usual contemporary settings, but the concerns and...

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