Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 5.9
Lexile Measure®: 1010
Guided Reading: X
- Mystery and Suspense
- Creativity and Imagination
- Grandparents and Grandchildren
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they'll 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 behind the A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect spot for Egypt Game.
Before long there are six Egyptians instead of two. After school and on weekends they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code.
Everyone thinks it's just a game, until strange things begin happening to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
Praise for The Egypt Game
"The deserted storage yard and shed behind the A-Z Antique and Curio Shop becomes the Land of Egypt for April and Melanie, who spend every available moment playing the Egypt game… Eventually other children are drawn into the game which culminates in the capture of a murderer… The book has originality, and verve in plot, style, and characterization." — School Library Journal starred review.