Synopses & Reviews
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they have anything in common. One look at April's upswept hair, false eyelashes, and ragged fox-fur collar is enough to convince Melanie that April won't have an easy time fitting in with the sixth graders at Wilson School.
But April has some surprises in store, like the fact that she enjoys reading and playing imagination games just as much as Melanie does. The two even discover that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt In a storage yard behind the A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, Melanie and April start to play the Egypt Game.
Before long, there are six Egyptians instead of two. They meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone enjoys the game until strange things begin to happen. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
With a touch of charm and a whole lot of imagination, Zilpha Keatley Snyder transforms an abandoned junkyard into an Egyptian court in this Newbery Honor-winning mystery.
"Tailor-made for children who love the thought of rambling mansions, garden mazes, and hidden treasure."
"An increasingly captivating story, which builds to a risky and daring climax."
-- Kirkus Reviews
This classic 1968 Newbery Honor Book, The Egypt Game, is available in a brand new paperback edition!
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.--"School Library Journal," starred review.
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, sheand#8217;s not sure they 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, Melanie and April decide itand#8217;s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks itand#8217;s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Zilpha Keatley Snyderandlt;/bandgt; is the author of andlt;iandgt;The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Witches of Worm,andlt;/iandgt; all Newbery Honor Books. She was recently honored with an Edgar nomination for her book andlt;iandgt;The Unseen,andlt;/iandgt; which was a andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; Best Book and a andlt;iandgt;Parents' Choice Silverandlt;/iandgt; Honor winner. Her most recent books include andlt;Iandgt;The Treasures of Weatherbyandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Bronzeandnbsp;Penandlt;/Iandgt;, andandnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;William S.andnbsp;and the Great Escapeandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;Iandgt;andnbsp;andlt;/Iandgt;She lives in Mill Valley, California. Visit her online at zksnyder.com.