Blair's Nightmare

Overview

A giant Irish wolfhound might be the dog of David’s dreams in the third book in the Stanley Family series, a companion to The Headless Cupid, from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zipha Keatley Snyder.

With five children, a raven, and a pet turkey named King Tut, the Stanley house is full-to-bursting. But David desperately wants a dog—even though his dad has forbidden another pet. So when Blair begins sleepwalking and having dreams of an enormous dog that comes to the house every...

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Overview

A giant Irish wolfhound might be the dog of David’s dreams in the third book in the Stanley Family series, a companion to The Headless Cupid, from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zipha Keatley Snyder.

With five children, a raven, and a pet turkey named King Tut, the Stanley house is full-to-bursting. But David desperately wants a dog—even though his dad has forbidden another pet. So when Blair begins sleepwalking and having dreams of an enormous dog that comes to the house every night, David assumes Blair just wants a dog too. But what if Blair’s Nightmare, as the kids quickly name the dog, isn’t only a dream? Is Nightmare the dog they’ve always wanted? And how can the kids keep him—without letting their parents know?

The Stanley kids and their stepsister try to keep secret a dog that Blair finds, keep David out of the clutches of the school bully, and find out if some escaped convicts really are nearby. Sequel to "The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case."

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"...[T]he right blend of homey family details and page-turning psychic possibilities."
The New York Times Book Review
"There is enough mystery to keep the reader turning the pages and enough realism to illustrate the theme."
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Spooky, humorous and satisfying ending for characters who grow with love and courage."
Childhood Education Journal
"A humorous adventure-packed story."
Chicago Sun-Times
"This well-wrought plot, with vivid characters, focuses on the nature of courage....One of the best books of the season."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Snyder turns reverie into reality....She builds excruciating suspense, then provides welcome comic relief."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481403214
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Stanley Family Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,465,352
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

Meet 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.

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