History Literature / TheEgyptGame

20th Aug '16 5:54:27 PM Eievie
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* April Hall: A DefrostingIceQueen with a FreudianExcuse. Like most of the Egyptians, she is eleven years old and in the sixth grade.
* Melanie Ross: CheerfulChild and TeamMom. Has an OddFriendship with April.
* Marshall Ross: Melanie's preschool-aged brother. A TagalongKid and InnocentProdigy who drags around a CompanionCube.
* Elizabeth Chung: A NaiveNewcomer and [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]] two years younger than April and Melanie.
* Toby Alvillar: Initially a JerkJock in April and Melanie's class, he later joins the Egypt Game and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold turns out not to be so bad after all]].
* Ken Kamata: Forms ThoseTwoGuys with Toby. Ken seems to be a follower and is thus apparently content to go along with whatever Toby wants. His [[CatchPhrase favorite word]] appears to be [[GoshDangItToHeck "sheesh!"]]

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* April Hall: '''April Hall''': A DefrostingIceQueen with a FreudianExcuse. Like most of the Egyptians, she is eleven years old and in the sixth grade.
* Melanie Ross: '''Melanie Ross''': CheerfulChild and TeamMom. Has an OddFriendship with April.
* Marshall Ross: '''Marshall Ross''': Melanie's preschool-aged brother. A TagalongKid and InnocentProdigy who drags around a CompanionCube.
* Elizabeth Chung: '''Elizabeth Chung''': A NaiveNewcomer and [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]] two years younger than April and Melanie.
* Toby Alvillar: '''Toby Alvillar''': Initially a JerkJock in April and Melanie's class, he later joins the Egypt Game and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold turns out not to be so bad after all]].
* Ken Kamata: '''Ken Kamata''': Forms ThoseTwoGuys with Toby. Ken seems to be a follower and is thus apparently content to go along with whatever Toby wants. His [[CatchPhrase favorite word]] appears to be [[GoshDangItToHeck "sheesh!"]]
20th Aug '16 5:52:28 PM Eievie
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* Ken Kamata: Forms ThoseTwoGuys with Toby. Ken seems to be a follower and is thus apparently content to go along with whatever Toby wants. His [[CatchPhrase favorite word]] appears to be "[[GoshDangItToHeck sheesh!]]"

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* Ken Kamata: Forms ThoseTwoGuys with Toby. Ken seems to be a follower and is thus apparently content to go along with whatever Toby wants. His [[CatchPhrase favorite word]] appears to be "[[GoshDangItToHeck sheesh!]]"
[[GoshDangItToHeck "sheesh!"]]



* CluelessMystery

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* CluelessMysteryCluelessMystery: Somewhat justified, as it presents the events the same way the children learn of them, which is the point.



* FreeRangeChildren: A DeconstructedTrope. The novel was written in 1967 and this trope is played straight until the murder of a child in the neighborhood causes the adults to temporarily be overprotective. In other words, exactly the way they are all the time nowadays. [[spoiler:And at the end, April is almost killed by the murderer when she goes down to Egypt at night.]]

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* FreeRangeChildren: A DeconstructedTrope. The novel was written in 1967 and this trope is played straight until straight--11-year-olds walk to school, and the library by themselves--until the murder of a child in the neighborhood causes the adults to temporarily be overprotective. In (In other words, exactly the way they are all the time nowadays. [[spoiler:And nowadays.)[[spoiler:And at the end, April is almost killed by the murderer when she goes down to Egypt at night.]]



* TheSixties

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* TheSixtiesTheSixties: Written and set in the '60s
27th Mar '16 8:48:43 PM Prfnoff
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'''''The Egypt Games''''' is a 1968 Newbery Honor book by ZilphaKeatleySnyder in which a group of children who play AncientEgypt in the backyard of the local MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, known only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]]. The "Egypt gang" consists of:

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'''''The ''The Egypt Games''''' Games'' is a 1968 Newbery Honor book by ZilphaKeatleySnyder in which a group of children who play AncientEgypt in the backyard of the local MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, known only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]]. The "Egypt gang" consists of:
3rd Mar '16 3:15:22 PM frogpatrol
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* DeathByNewburyMedal

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* DeathByNewburyMedal DeathByNewberyMedal
3rd Mar '16 3:14:46 PM frogpatrol
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'''''The Egypt Games''''' is a 1968 Newbery Honor book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder in which a group of children who play AncientEgypt in the backyard of the local MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, known only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]]. The "Egypt gang" consists of:

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'''''The Egypt Games''''' is a 1968 Newbery Honor book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder ZilphaKeatleySnyder in which a group of children who play AncientEgypt in the backyard of the local MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, known only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]]. The "Egypt gang" consists of:



It was by a {{Sequel}}, ''The Gypsy Game'', some thirty years after the original.

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It was followed by a {{Sequel}}, ''The Gypsy Game'', some published thirty years after the original.



* DeathByNewberyMedal



* DoingInTheWizard: The second half of the book does this, giving explanations for the Oracle's mysterious answers and where Security is.

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* DeathByNewburyMedal
* DoingInTheWizard: [[spoiler: The second half of the book does this, giving explanations for the Oracle's mysterious answers and where Security is.the location of Security.]]



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "The Professor". [[spoiler:At the end, it's revealed that his real name is Dr. Julian Huddleston, although he still prefers to be called "The Professor".]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "The Professor".The Professor. [[spoiler:At the end, it's revealed that his real name is Dr. Julian Huddleston, although he still prefers to be called "The known as "the Professor".]]



** DisappearedDad: April and Elizabeth's fathers died pre-story.

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** DisappearedDad: April and Elizabeth's fathers died pre-story.prior to the story.



* SecurityBlanket: Marshall with a stuffed octopus actually named [[MeaningfulName Security]].

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* SecurityBlanket: Marshall with a stuffed octopus actually named [[MeaningfulName Security]].
3rd Mar '16 3:11:04 PM frogpatrol
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* ComicBookTime: ''The Egypt Game'' seems to take place in the '60s. ''The Gypsy Game'' begins the moment its predecessor left off, but seems to take place in the '90s.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: "The Professor" for the child murders.

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* ComicBookTime: ''The Egypt Game'' seems to take place in the '60s. ''The Gypsy Game'' begins the moment its predecessor left off, but seems appears to take place in the '90s.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: "The Professor" The Professor for the child murders.
3rd Mar '16 3:10:25 PM frogpatrol
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1968 Newbery Honor book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder about a group of children who play AncientEgypt in the backyard of the local MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, known only as "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Professor]]." The "Egypt gang" consists of:

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'''''The Egypt Games''''' is a 1968 Newbery Honor book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder about in which a group of children who play AncientEgypt in the backyard of the local MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, known only as "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Professor]]." [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]]. The "Egypt gang" consists of:



But all is not well in their neighborhood when two children are murdered and [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion everyone thinks "The Professor" is behind it]]. What, you didn't think a Newbery book would be free of [[DeathByNewberyMedal death]], did you?

Followed by a {{Sequel}}, ''The Gypsy Game'', some thirty years after the original.

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But all is not well in their neighborhood when two children are murdered and [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion everyone thinks "The Professor" the Professor is behind it]]. What, you (You didn't think a Newbery book would be free of [[DeathByNewberyMedal death]], did you?

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by a {{Sequel}}, ''The Gypsy Game'', some thirty years after the original.
26th Sep '15 3:19:19 PM Jayalaw
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* DoingInTheWizard: The second half of the book does this, giving explanations for the Oracle's mysterious answers and where Security is.
* EpiphanyTherapy: Inverted; after nearly seeing [[spoiler: April strangled]], Marshall [[spoiler: gives up Security.]] It then ends up subverted in ''The Gypsy Game''.
26th Sep '15 2:18:50 PM Jayalaw
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* MustMakeAmends: After learning the Professor wasn't responsible for the murders and saved April's life, everyone in town comes to his shop and buys items they don't need.



* PrettyInMink: April

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* PrettyInMink: AprilApril, at least she likes to think so. Melanie decides to help April get rid of it.
10th Apr '15 12:06:38 AM Joyce13
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* FiveTokenBand: April and Toby are white (the latter with a Hispanic surname), Melanie and Marshall are black, and Elizabeth and Ken are Asian. But SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. The novel was written back when Uhura was making waves by sitting on the bridge of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]'' and saying "Hailing frequencies open, sir."

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* FiveTokenBand: April and Toby are white (the latter with a Hispanic surname), surname and turns out to be one-quarter {{UsefulNotes/Romani}}), Melanie and Marshall are black, and Elizabeth and Ken are Asian. But SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. The novel was written back when Uhura was making waves by sitting on the bridge of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]'' and saying "Hailing frequencies open, sir."
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