The Truth About Stone Hollow

The Truth About Stone Hollow Amy s new town holds a secret far wondrous than she could ever imagineTaylor Springs is the place where Amy s family grew up and it felt like her hometown even before she moved there But there is one

  • Title: The Truth About Stone Hollow
  • Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Alton Raible
  • ISBN: 9780689301476
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Amy s new town holds a secret far wondrous than she could ever imagineTaylor Springs is the place where Amy s family grew up, and it felt like her hometown even before she moved there But there is one place that her family left out of their stories the supposedly haunted Stone Hollow, a hidden valley with an old, deserted cottage And though Amy is curious, she can Amy s new town holds a secret far wondrous than she could ever imagineTaylor Springs is the place where Amy s family grew up, and it felt like her hometown even before she moved there But there is one place that her family left out of their stories the supposedly haunted Stone Hollow, a hidden valley with an old, deserted cottage And though Amy is curious, she can t get a straight answer about it from anyone well, anyone except Jason Jason has explored Stone Hollow, and he doesn t think it s haunted He has a different theory He believes it s a place where time folds and moves over itself, replaying scenes and moments from the past And sometimes, the past comes back in unexpected and unwanted ways Amy doesn t believe Jason at first, but soon she realizes that things aren t always as they seem Could Jason be right about the secret of Stone Hollow This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

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    1. This book tells a very imaginative small town kind of supernatural/fantasy story, and it's written in a style that's both classic and timeless at the same time.

    2. I am new to Zilpha Keatley Snyder with an odd, long name but see that she is award-winning through other novels. This 1974 one didn't need to be set in 1938 and doesn't feel like it is in 1938, thus I don't know the authoress' purpose but most of it felt relevant. A strong, sour exception was one teacher's attitude about allowing children to fight, thinking it does any good. She would be fired in present day. The only other distinction is that families drove the Model-T Ford, the first commercia [...]

    3. Anyt book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder is prefect to read on Halloween. I read this book with a sick dread of disappointment. So often the things one loved in childhood have a way of being somehow less than you remember. (Lemonheads, anyone?) I loved "The Egypt Game" when I was about 10 and I still vividly remember the chilling thrills of "The Headless Cupid". How would this book impact my technicolor memories of those other tales? In short I loved it. Not a challenging read by any means, I finished [...]

    4. What a wonderful story!I feel like I stepped back in time. Great book for anyone who likes mysteries. Loved it and will share it.

    5. This was one of those delightfully written books with language that transports you into the mind and heart of the main character. An utterly charming book that kept me coming back page after page. Though it is true it was written for what we now call a middle grade audience, this book performs that magic of taking you back to the spirit of childhood. I would highly recommend this book for any age.

    6. I remember liking it. I remember being reminded of ghost stories and other tales I heard when growing up in San Diego. But the specifics have escaped me. I want to re-read it.

    7. I read a number of Zilpha Keatley Snyder books when I was a child, and I don't remember particularly liking any of them. After seeing this book on , I wanted to try it as the title sounded interesting. Funnily enough, The Ghosts of Stone Hollow isn't even the original title - the original was The Truth about Stone Hollow. The newer title is more interesting, but not quite accurate, I'm afraid.The Ghosts of Stone Hollow takes place in 1938 in Taylor Springs, a (fictional) little town nestled up i [...]

    8. Amy's family relocates to Taylor Springs after her father's injury at work leaves him unable to work. Her mother grew up in Taylor Springs and they move in with her aunt, so Amy feels at home there, even though she has never been there before. Taylor Springs has a secret. Something happened at the old cabin at Stone Hollow. Nobody will talk about it, except to say that the old cabin is haunted and bad things happened there.When Amy meets another new student at school, Jason, they begin talking a [...]

    9. Amy has been taught to see the world in black and white, truth and lies, good and bad, right and wrong, and to never question her elders. That is, until she befriends Jason, the odd new boy in her class at school. Thanks to Jason, Amy begins to see the various shades of gray through which the world can be viewed and to question the things she previously took for granted as being definites. She learns that, sometimes, one can never really know the absolute truth. Of course there's a dark family s [...]

    10. A ZKS I hadn't read since childhood. Not one of my favorites, but still a good read. ZKS had lots of story lines going at once, and I would have preferred more emphasis on the story behind Amy's family. I liked the complex portrayals of Amy's parents and Aunt and that each one of them uses conflicting methods to support Amy.Bought at The Book Trader in Philadelphia.

    11. This isn't one of Zilpha Keatley Snyder's best (The Egypt Game and The Headless Cupid hold that distinction), but it's still entertaining. I never noticed the sort of subversive conversation about religion, ethnicity, and labor when I was younger, but at the same time, I wasn't as disappointed with the ending then. So it goes.

    12. I found myself really engrossed in this book, but the ending left me with several questions. I understood what I think the author was getting at, but I'd still like some clear-cut answers regarding things from the characters' pasts just for closure.

    13. I love this author and the Ghosts of Stone Hollow was no exception. Snyder allows some ambiguity and doesn't wrap up all the details. This allows the reader to think about the possibilities. It has a similar setting and time to "The Velvet Room" but is more magical.

    14. This book still creeps me out, and I haven't read it since puberty. Incidentally, it's how I learned about lockjaw.

    15. I want to read this book so bad, I read the first one “Truth About Stone Hollow” many years ago. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the book for under $90.

    16. Another great story from Zilpha Keating SnyderShe never disappoints! I loved her books as a child and I love them as an adult. Now I can pass them on to my kids.

    17. I just found an old book report I did on this from 8th grade, in which I wrote the main character's journal. Book reports were so much fun in those days

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