At a glance:
- Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
- First Published: 1967
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Mystery
- Time of Work: The mid-1960’s
- Setting: Orchard Avenue, in a large university town in California
- Characters: April Hall, Melanie Ross, Marshall Ross, Elizabeth Chung, Toby Alvillar, Ken Kamata, The Professor
- Genres: Long fiction, Mystery and detective literature, Novel
- Subjects: 1960's, Family or family life, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Race, Interracial relationships, Friendship, California, West, U.S., Ethnic groups, Egypt or Egyptians, Colleges or universities
- Locales: California, United States, North America
Form and Content
The Egypt Game has short chapters with enticing titles that encourage its young audience to continue reading, especially if they are interested in ancient Egypt or become caught up in the mystery and excitement of the Egypt Game. The black-and-white illustrations by Alton Raible that accompany the text are effective. Most of them are of the children and depict what is occurring in the chapters.
The setting is a large university town in California with a diverse population that lives along Orchard Avenue, with the children attending the same...
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