Fool's Gold by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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For as long as he can remember, people have  warned fourteen-year-old Rudy and other kids in the  neighborhood not to play in Pyramid Hill's abandoned  gold mines. Even Rudy's best friend, Barney, a  true daredevil, won't go near those cavernous death  traps. That is, until Tyler Lewis moves in from  L.A. Ty's determined to go in, and he's got a map.


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About Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born in 1927 and raised in California. She attended Whittier College in Southern California. While ultimately planning to be a writer, after graduation Snyder decided to teach school temporarily. But she found teaching to be an extremely rewarding experience and taught in the upper elementary grades for a total of nine years, three of them as a master teacher for the University of California at Berkeley. After all of her children were in school, Snyder began to think of writing again, and her first book, Season of Ponies, was published in 1964. Snyder's three Newbery Honor books are: The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid,and The Witches Of Worm. Other award winning books are The Trespassers, an American Bookseller Pick of the List and Cat Running, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and winner of the 1995 John and Patricia Beatty Award.
 
Published March 1, 1993 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 214 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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From a three-time Newbery Honor medalist, a carefully contrived fictional explication of the nature and treatment of phobias.

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Rudy cannot avoid the fact that his best friend, Barney, has grown increasingly close to Tyler, the mildly delinquent boy who recently moved to their small town from L.A. To make matters worse, Tyler

Mar 01 1993 | Read Full Review of Fool's Gold

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Rudy cannot avoid the fact that his best friend, Barney, has grown increasingly close to Tyler, the mildly delinquent boy who recently moved to their small town from L.A.

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