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The Egypt Game (Yearling Newbery)

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An Excerpt from The Egypt Game

            All through the month of August, Melanie and April were together almost

            every day. They played the paper-families game and other games, both

            in the Rosses' apartment and in Caroline's. They took Marshall for

            walks and to the park while Mrs. Ross was gone to her class, and almost

            every day they went to the library. It was in the library in August

            that the seeds were planted that grew into the Egypt Game in September

            in the Professor's deserted yard.

            It all started when April found a new book about Egypt, an especially

            interesting one about the life of a young pharaoh. She passed it on

            to Melanie, and with it a lot of interest in all sorts of ancient

            stuff. Melanie was soon as fascinated by the valley of the Nile as

            April had been. Before long, with the help of a sympathetic librarian,

            they had found and read just about everything the library had to offer

            on Egypt--both fact and fiction.

            They read about Egypt in the library during the day, and at home in

            the evening, and in bed late at night when they were supposed to be

            asleep. Then in the mornings while they helped each other with their

            chores they discussed the things they had found out. In a very short

            time they had accumulated all sorts of fascinating facts about tombs

            and temples, pharaohs and pyramids, mummies and monoliths, and dozens

            of other exotic topics. They decided that the Egyptians couldn't have

            been more interesting if they had done it on purpose. Everything,

            from their love of beauty and mystery, to their fascinating habit

            of getting married when they were only eleven years old, made good

            stuff to talk about. By the end of the month, April and Melanie were

            beginning work on their own alphabet of hieroglyphics for writing

            secret messages, and at the library they were beginning to be called

            the Egypt Girls.

            

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440422259
Author:
Raible, Alton
Author:
Raible, Alton
Author:
Synder, Zilpha Keatley
Author:
Burns, Margy
Author:
Snyder, Zilpha K.
Author:
Burns
Publisher:
Yearling
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Games - General
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Copyright:
Series:
Yearling Newbery
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
December 1985
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.64x5.30x.61 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 240 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440422259 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The deserted storage yard and shed behind the A-Z Antique and Curio Shop becomes the Land of Egypt for April and Melanie, who spend every available moment playing the Egypt game. . . . Eventually other children are drawn into the game which culminates in the capture of a murderer. . . . The book has originality, and verve in plot, style, and characterization." "School Library Journal" starred review.
"Synopsis" by , When Melanie Ross and April Hall begin to play the Egypt Game, everyone thinks it's just a game until strange things begin happening to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
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