History Literature / TheEgyptGame

12th Sep '17 1:20:23 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* CelebrityResemblance: The impetus for inviting Elizabeth into the game: in profile she looks like the famous statue of Nefertiti.
* ChekhovsGunman: Ken Kamata and Toby Alvillar are mentioned early on as nicknaming April "February": a sign that she's becoming accepted in her new class. They later become part of the "Egypt gang".



* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:The Professor]] whose wife was killed while traveling.



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

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* DeathByNewberyMedal
DeathByNewberyMedal: A kid does die, but in this book it's someone the characters didn't know. In the aftermath Melanie realizes that April is much less worldly than she appears due to not having close relationships with family or friends, and ends up explaining criminal insanity to her.
* DoingInTheWizard: [[spoiler: The second half Happens twice in-story with regard to the oracle. Toby confesses that he was writing the answers and says he'll stop, but then the oracle answers Marshall's question about Security, in different handwriting. At the very end of the book does this, giving explanations for the Oracle's mysterious answers the location of Security.Professor reveals he wrote that answer.]]



* HalloweenCosplay. Well, sort of anyway.



* NarrativeProfanityFilter

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* NarrativeProfanityFilterNarrativeProfanityFilter: April says "words that Melanie wasn't allowed to say". After that, the words in question are replaced by dashes.



* OnlySaneMan: Ken sees himself this way. When the rest of the group acts as if they believe in their invented rituals, he says they're "cracking up".



* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PrettyInMink: April, at least she likes to think so. Melanie decides to help April get rid of it.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PrettyInMink: April, at least she likes to think so. showing off with a hand-me-down from her mom. Melanie decides to help April get rid of it.it.
* ProtectedByAChild: A nonviolent version: Ken and Toby threaten to tell on April and Melanie for sneaking off from the trick-or-treat group and using the Professor's backyard without permission, but Elizabeth (who's two years younger, and looks even younger than that) steps forward and says, "Please don't tell on us, and we'll let you play too." The boys back down, and end up joining the game.



* TeacherStudentRomance: The Professor had one when he was young, with a woman who enrolled in a class he was teaching about ancient peoples.



* TeamMom: Melanie
* ThoseTwoGuys: Ken and Toby

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* TeamMom: Melanie
Melanie. Among other things, she rethinks the idea of sneaking off during trick-or-treating because it might be dangerous, and talks April down when they find out Ken and Toby have been spying on them because punching them won't solve anything.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Ken Kamata and TobyToby Alvillar. They're best friends; Ken is more reserved and is solidly built and clean-cut, while Toby is talkative and creative and is skinny with shaggy hair. They become more developed individually once they join the group.
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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It was
by a {{Sequel}}, ''The Gypsy Game'', some thirty years after the original.
26th Sep '15 3:19:19 PM Jayalaw
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Added DiffLines:

* 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.
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