My niece is reading a book entitled “The Egypt Game” by Zilpha Keatly Snyder for her 6th grade Catholic school class. When she was playing with my kids yesterday, my wife told me that she asked to build an altar and needed some stuffed animals. My wife didn’t like the sounds of this and put an end to it.
I tried doing some Internet searches and I see that a lot of Catholic schools are reading this book, even though it contains “idol worship and divination” (according to some reviews). I’m amazed that I can’t come up with any negative reviews, especially for using this book in a Catholic school.
Is anybody familiar with this book? Even if there is some kind of “positive message” contained in it, aren’t there better books to be reading in Catholic schools? My 12 year old daughter said, “Couldn’t they read books about the Saints?” (Makes sense to me!)
I’d love to hear some feedback about this book…