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The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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Apr 03, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: children-s-chapter
Read in July, 2010

Review originally posted HERE

I loved the imaginative play of the children. I also felt Snyder portrayed children-and their silly arguments while playing- quite accurately. Some of the characters, especially April (yea!) are a bit quirky, which makes them interesting. It's a heart-warming story about childhood and about the aged finding joy in child-like innocence.

Some of the children's play is slightly creepy, as it portrays evil gods of Egypt. The plot is very slow. It's a short book, so for adults, it goes quickly, but for a child (it's a younger child level book) it would probably be mundane and boring. Half of the book describes their game and the real plot doesn't unfold until 2/3 way through the book. Also, it was extremely predictable. I called the ending within the first three pages.

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Houston Moore I totally agree, except for the part about kids not liking it because i'm 12 and i loved it! 5 stars from me

Houston Moore No offense.

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