|aThe Egypt game / |cZilpha Keatley Snyder ; illustrated by AltonRaible
|a1st Atheneum Books for Young Readers pbk. ed
|aNew York : |bAtheneum Books for Young Readers, |c2009, c1995
|a215 p. : |bill. ; |c20 cm
|aNewbery Honor book, 1968
|aA group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, playtheir own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, becomeinvolved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they moveon to new interests, such as Gypsies
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she''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 it''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 it''s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?