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The Egypt Game (Game, Bk 1)
The Egypt Game - Game, Bk 1
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Alton Raible (Illustrator)
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 spot for Egypt Game. — Before long ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440422259
ISBN-10: 0440422256
Publication Date: 1/1/1986
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 76 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Egypt Game (Game, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
A great paean to children's powers of imagination and obsession, but the understory about child abduction and murder is a bit too scary, strange, and grotesque for my tastes. The author has an ability to make the reader feel like they are playing the Egypt game themselves; participating in somber ceremonies in a dirt alleyway and creating Egyptian costumes from plastic jugs is as much fun for us as it is for the book's protagonists!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good older elementary school age novel - besides being a rousing adventure looks at the difference between imagination and reality.
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Helpful Score: 1
my sons (read in 6th grade) liked this book
Wings1295 avatar reviewed The Egypt Game (Game, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
My daughter read this book when she was 10. She loved it, a nice, quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
My eleven year old son really enjoyed this book
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reviewed The Egypt Game (Game, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
A friend of mine was surprised I never read this as a kid so I went back to read it as an adult. To be fair, adults are not the intended audience so my review may not be the best to judge whether kids will like it. I remember what I liked as a young adult, however, and I think this book would have been as painful to me then as it was to me now. I really wanted to like it, because I love ancient Egypt, I love suspense and the premise seemed promising. However, there was something unnerving about the whole thing that make it difficult to get through (in fact I kept putting it down, reading other things and then going back to it). The characters were not overly like-able and there wasn't much info to go on that made them interesting except maybe for April who you could tell was struggling with her mother really not wanting her. The pace was also painfully slow, with the occasional hint that something could happen but then, nope, nothing yet for another five chapters. The joy of the kids imaginative game was also made downright unnerving with the lurking of a child serial murderer in the neighborhood, which nowhere in the description does it suggest this book is about. I suppose that's maybe what the author wanted, to throw in that element of scary and mystery, but it's sort of deceiving for a kids novel to make it sound like it's about kids playing a mysterious game and then BAM throw in a child murderer. I don't know, it just didn't sit right with me.
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A fun adventure!


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