Monday, June 10, 2013

The Egypt Game

The Egypt Game By: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Melanie Ross does not think they she will like April Hall when she first meets her. But they begin to spend time together and they find that they both love ancient Egypt.  So the two set off to create Egypt in their own way.  They find the abandoned lot behind The Professor's shop, and they carefully create their own Egypt there, being careful to stay clear of The Professor because people say he is not to be trusted.  They also meet Elizabeth and she begins to play with them even though they thought she was to young at first. But when a child is murdered in their neighborhood they are forced to stay indoors but they are itching to go back to The Egypt Game.

This was a terrific story of how unlikely friends can become close and how the imagination of young children when allowed to grow can expand into hours of creativity and wonderful things.  I liked the characters in this book and felt that they were typical kiddos that can come up with amazing things.  Being written in 1967 this book is different from the types of stories that are written today, but still proves to be great literature for young children.

I borrowed this from the public library.
ISBN: 978-1-4169-6065-2

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