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Blair's Nightmare Paperback – November 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (November 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375895159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375895159
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,326,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There is enough mystery to keep the reader turning the pages and enough realism to illustrate the theme." (The New York Times Book Review)

*"The family mix continues to work its charm." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"Eminently readable, this will delight Snyder's fans and earn her new ones." (School Library Journal)

"...[T]he right blend of homey family details and page-turning psychic possibilities." (Booklist)

"Spooky, humorous and satisfying ending for characters who grow with love and courage." (Los Angeles Herald Examiner)

"A humorous adventure-packed story." (Childhood Education Journal)

"This well-wrought plot, with vivid characters, focuses on the nature of courage....One of the best books of the season." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Snyder turns reverie into reality....She builds excruciating suspense, then provides welcome comic relief." (San Francisco Chronicle) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
In the latest Stanley family novel, 6 year old Blair has been sleepwalking lately and talking about seeing a dog no one else can see. Also, some escaped convicts might be hiding in the woods nearby. Meanwhile, David is dealing with a bully at school. The blended family also grows closer throughout the course of this novel.
I really admire Snyder for being able to tell a tale that is interesting and plausible and, while meant for children, is also enjoyable to an adult reader.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Fiore on April 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a gripping tale of children's loyalty to each other and a frightened and fearful dog. An adventure with self-discovery - one of Ms. Snyder's specialties. As are all of hers, this is a wonderful page-turner.
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