The Egypt Game
Publish date: October 1st 1985
Pages no: 215
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
Series: Game (#1)
Great characters, solid writing. Why on Earth does the back cover reveal 75% of the plot? A little sad it took me so long to get to this, as my niece may have aged out of it, but maybe I can convince her to read it to her little sister.
If it hadn't been for Wanda's Summer Carnival of Children's Literature, I would not have heard of The Egypt Game. The story of a group of kids who start out as strangers but grow close through their interest in Ancient Egypt was as charming as it was edgy. I seriously had not expected the dark tur...
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they'll have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard behind the A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect...
We read this book in school, but I also loved all of Zilpha Keatley-Snyder's work, esp the Great Stanley Kidnapping Case. A few years ago I heard her speak at my public library, and she was just wonderful, very warm and funny.
A ragtag group of children form a secret society, complete with an oracular statue, in an abandoned lot. To this day, I eye abandoned lots in the hopes of having my own Egypt Game.