The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (J)

The Egypt Game

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Juvenile Fiction)

April Hall is anything but a typical sixth grader.  Having a “movie star” mother, it is easy to understand why April prefers to be called April Dawn, wears false eyelashes, and sports a mile-high hairdo.  What in the world could she possibly have in common with Melanie Ross, a girl that lives in her same apartment building?  Why, ancient Egypt, of course!  Thus begins an amazing friendship that involves secrets, codes, ancient ceremonies, and danger.  This story not only provides readers with some history, but offers important lessons on inclusion, forgiveness, compassion, and courage.  SPOILER:  There is a part of the book that involves the murder of a child (no gory details), so parents should take this into account when dealing with sensitive  readers.

Rating: 4/5

Author: The Dusty Jacket

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