When April comes to live with her grandmother at Casa Rosada, she forms an immediate friendship with her neighbor, Melanie Ross. April and Melanie share an unusual interest in ancient Egypt, and use their intellect and vivid imaginations to develop an elaborate game based on ancient Egypt. Eventually, six of the neighborhood children, despite the differences in age, gender and backgrounds, form a special friendship as they discover they share similar interests. The game becomes more and more real, and frightening things begin to happen in the neighborhood. Has the game gone too far? Novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder . Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 64 pages.