Danger and Diversity: The Egypt Game

Oh this looks like a good read.

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

A year or so ago, my awesome sister Afton gave my oldest daughter some books for her birthday. One of them was a copy of The Egypt Game (1967) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. As Olivia opened this present, all of us watching oohed and ahhed about the book, remembering how much we had enjoyed it as children. We also exclaimed over the other book, The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which I have already posted about reading with my daughter.

However, as the months went by, I noticed that Olivia had not read these books. She hadn’t even cracked them open. I’m not sure why, but she resisted any attempt at me urging her to read them, promising that they were good ones. So, I decided to read them to her.


We just finished reading The Egypt Game, and I realized that I had forgotten…

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