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1968 Newbery Honor book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder about a group of children who play Ancient Egypt in the backyard of the local Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold, known only as "The Professor." The "Egypt gang" consists of:

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

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


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