KINDLE [The Gypsy Game]


The Gypsy Game

read The Gypsy Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Enly and mysteriously disappears and the kids discover that living as real life Gypsies may not be as much fun as they thought How will they find Toby and rescue him from the very real problems that are haunting his li. This review also appears on my blog Read at Home MomNow that they have permission to play the Egypt Game it doesn t seem as interesting to sixth graders April and Melanie After some consideration they decide it might be exciting to shift their focus to gypsies instead The trouble is before the Gypsy Game can truly get underway real world problems intervene Toby one of the Egyptians has run away supposedly to avoid being kidnapped by his gypsy grandparents April Melanie and their friends do their best to remain loyal to their friend while also satisfying the uestions and concerns raised by the adults in their lives who are concerned about Toby s well being Though there are 30 years between the publication date of The Egypt Game and the release of The Gypsy Game in this fictional universe it is literally as though no time has passed at all The second book picks up just where the first one leaves off filling in the very next line of dialogue By the end of the first page the reader is once again completely immersed in April and Melanie s worlds both the real one and the one they imagine For me the time between books was only a couple of weeks so I can t say for sure whether the ease with which I slipped into the second story is a credit to the author or simply a benefit of reading the books one right after the other Still I felt a strong connection to the setting and to each of the kids perhaps even so than I did in their first story Though real world conflicts do encroach upon the Egyptians game in the first book I think the problem presented in the second one is pressing on the characters because this time they know the situation and the danger Toby might be in The fact that the kids do have some information about Toby that they conceal from adults creates a sense of tension and suspense that keeps the story moving forward uickly with many uestions and answers following one after the other I felt strongly invested in the characters this time because they were much invested in the real world happenings around them and not just in their make believeThe politically incorrect use of the term gypsy may pose a problem but I think a little coaching from adults can help kids understand why this word is no longer used and why it is appropriate to refer to this group as Roma The use of gypsy in the title of the book and throughout the story is actually not used in an offensive way The storyline itself works in many details about how the Roma people have been treated throughout history and when the characters are well informed they do develop a stronger sense of respect that informs their plans for the Gypsy Game The only thing I truly uestioned was whether it was necessary for Toby to claim he is a gypsy because it doesn t seem to add much to the story and it kind of makes him into a token character especially because we learn nothing of his racial background in the first book Similarly the homeless characters in the story are treated very stereotypically with little to differentiate them from each other or to develop them as characters rather than just a collection of homeless people inserted to further a plotOverall I enjoyed this book especially on the heels of The Egypt Game The Egypt Game is the superior story and I don t necessarily think readers will miss out if they never read The Gypsy Game but it is nice to revisit the same characters and see where else the author s imagination can take them There is a bit of a cheesy Lassie moment where a dog is able to lead the kids to Toby s location which seems totally unbelievable and out of place but there are just as many really lovely moments including Marshall beginning to outgrow his need for Security his stuffed octopus and all the kids sneaking out to bring food to Toby while he is in hiding If you re a fan of the first book it s worth checking out the second especially if you go in with no expectations and simply enjoy the story

read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder

read The Gypsy Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Adds a really new wrinkle when he announces that he himself is a bona fide Gypsy Plus he can get them some of his grandmother's things to use as real Gypsy props for the new game What could be thrilling Then Toby sudd. Seems like the title just hangs on the coattails of The Egypt Game as the story isn t focused on the game this time around It s really uite a different book and I wonder if it could have been done with all new characters You have to wonder about the huge gap between the publication of the books Did the author got so much pressure to write a seuel that she just finally gave in and did this It s an OK book but maybe not such a worthy seuel

Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters

read The Gypsy Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder The kids from The Egypt Game are back What game will they play next The answer is Gypsies While April plunges in with her usual enthusiasm the Melanie learns the something seems to be holding her back But it's Toby who. Not nearly as good as it s predeccessor The Gypsy Game lacks ingenuity mystery enchantment character development relationships and all those wonderful things about the first one A tolerable read but disappointing

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • The Gypsy Game
  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • English
  • 17 November 2019
  • 9780440412588

10 thoughts on “KINDLE [The Gypsy Game]

  1. says: read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder KINDLE [The Gypsy Game]

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters Actually the story is not as grim as the review title implies but one is reminded of the song Gypsies tramps and thievesAnyway soon afer the Egypt Game has concluded the multi ethnic gang is back but things are deteriorating in Tob

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    Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] I love the Egypt Game and I was amazed when after 15 plus years of rereading it there has been a seuel all this t

  3. says: read The Gypsy Game read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters

    Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] Not nearly as good as it's predeccessor The Gypsy Game lacks ingenuity mystery enchantment character development relationships and all those wonderful things about the first one A tolerable read but disappointing

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    read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] This book feels like a Disney live action remake only worse

  5. says: KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read The Gypsy Game

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] Seems like the title just hangs on the coattails of The Egypt Game as the story isn't focused on the game this time around It's really uite a different book and I wonder if it could have been done with all new cha

  6. says: read The Gypsy Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters KINDLE [The Gypsy Game]

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder read The Gypsy Game I expect superlative children's fiction from Ms Snyder but this one was just okay Maybe I'm too old for these games? I remember being entranced

  7. says: read The Gypsy Game read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] This review also appears on my blog Read at Home MomNow that they have permission to play the Egypt Game it doesn’t seem as interesting to sixth graders April and Melanie After some consideration they decide it might be exciting to shift t

  8. says: read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters I was a little disapointed with this book It was obviously written long after the first book so some of the language had changed the same language that had make the first one a little outdated but there were also some subtle modernization The first book was obviously set in time it was written so to have the book go from the 1960's to the 1990's was a little unsettling especially since I read them back to back Most children may

  9. says: KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters read Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB È Zilpha Keatley Snyder It's hard to follow up something as awesome as The Egypt Game and to a certain extent Ms Snyder doesn't try to copy the formula that made that book so well cherished by myself at least She does take the familiar characters and put them in a situation that sort of evolves naturally from April's final suggestion in TEG and while it's good solid story telling the magic of the previous book is missing The story

  10. says: read The Gypsy Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder È 3 characters KINDLE [The Gypsy Game]

    KINDLE [The Gypsy Game] This is the seuel to the incomparable Egypt Game by the same author in which a diverse gang of kids recreates its own version of ancient Egypt in an empty lot My daughter and I listened to it recently on audio and she was so taken with it that she begged me to get the seuel which isn't available on audio for good reason In this one they switch to the subject of gypsies and it turns out that one of the kids is part gypsy

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