Zilpha Keatley Snyder | Critical Essay by Ruth Hill Viguers

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Critical Essay by Ruth Hill Viguers

[The Egypt Game] moves with suspense and humor, despite evidence that the ingredients were deliberately assembled. The characters, though delightfully real, appear to have been carefully selected to represent a cross section of middle-class Americans…. Incidents are contrived to build a story of contemporary urban life (in this case, a large university town in California), complete with the shadow of a murderer lurking in the community. There is little doubt about the appeal of this lively book with its up-to-the-minute speech and situations, even though it was obviously written to fill current "needs" and will soon be dated. One always hopes, however, for a book of lasting quality from so sensitive and competent a writer as Mrs. Snyder. (pp. 209-10)

Ruth Hill Viguers, "Early Spring Booklist: 'The Egypt Game'," in The Horn Book Magazine (copyright ...

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