Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Sun May 5 22:01:57 EDT 2002


> Yes, there was too modernizing! There are lots of 90's details in _The
Gypsy
> Game_. Ken's pants falling down (his name is Ken, isn't it?) is the detail
I
> remember best (the too-big pants with no belt is a regrettable fashion
that
> one still sees occasionally). Basically she did an Antonia Forest and set
it
> in "the present," only a different present from the previous book.

You reckon? It seemed timeless to me. That pants thing has been around
forever... and there was no mention of computer, mobiles, videogames, etc...
Read most kids' books set in that year and you'll find squillions of
pinpointing details that scream *This is After 1990*.

Sallyo.


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