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Another look at “A Second Look”

Rereading a favorite book from childhood can be a bittersweet experience. Part of what’s so fulfilling about the practice of rereading is that you’re a different reader each time. Your increased knowledge of the story, literature at large, yourself, and/or the world makes subsequent readings of the same story and the same characters richer. On […]

A Second Look: The Egypt Game

I was in second grade the first time I went to Egypt. Every Friday, I took a bus to another elementary school across town in order to attend a Gifted and Talented Education program. Once a week, I lived a separate school life, at a different campus with a different teacher and different friends. My […]

Review of The Egypt Game

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; illus. by Alton Raible 215 pp.     Atheneum     1967     $3.95 An abandoned, closed-in yard behind an antique shop was the perfect place to play the Egypt Game. The children could put up their altars to Set, the Evil One, and to Nefertiti or Isis (as the bust of Nefertiti […]