Elizabeth Peters Message Board
Mary Helen in San Franciscoisco posts on 2/22/2006 1:37:21 AM
The Snake,The Crocodile, and the Dog is a pivitol book in the Amelia Emerson series. The reading level is probably Jr/Sr High School and adult. All these Peters books are sophisticated and exciting historical mystery,adventure, romance,very different from Christie and Rowlands. I think Peters rules!
kathleen posts on 2/19/2006 6:10:59 PM
All-in-all I think Peters is a good read for someone with a Junior/Senior High School reading level. I see students reading Agatha Christie in their Freshman or Sophomore year and I think Peters is a better? easier? and certainly more delightful read than Christie.Getting High School students to read anything these days is very difficult. Whether time constraints or too much tv and electronic stimulation, most students lack a very long attention span unless the book is really exciting. Look at the Harry Potter phenomenon. Students will read if the material is something that is creative and written in a simple and nonconvulted format. Getting them to read Great Expectations or Moby Dick is the fastest way to kill their love of reading(Please, no threats from the English/Lit teachers).
Barbara Schwartz posts on 2/19/2006 5:11:30 PM
What is the appropriate reading level for the The Snake, The Crocodil and the Dog?
What is the RL of all of Elizbeth Peters books?
Mary Helen in San Francisco posts on 1/23/2006 2:38:29 AM
This briliant author creates such interesting chracters it is hard to choose! Next to the Emersons my favorites are Sethos,Walter, Evelyn, And David. Can't leave out Cyrus Vandergelt or Margaret MInton or the wonderful Abdullah.
Jana posts on 1/13/2006 8:15:29 PM
I really got interested in this series because I loved the setting and Egyptology. But I have grown to feel I know the Emerson family! It is hard to believe they are fictional characters, even though Amelia and Emerson are based loosely on historic characters. However, the characters that really interest me now are Ramses and Nefret. I am reading "He Shall Thunder In the Sky," and I can't wait until Ramses and Nefret finally get together. I "accidentally" found out they end up getting married when I read the book jacket for one of the later books, so that kind of ruined it. But it is still exciting to go along for the ride in this bittersweet romance! Who are your favorite characters?
Mary Helen in San Francisco posts on 12/23/2005 2:35:49 AM
Page 171 of this book doesn't actually say the camel died at noon but it makes plain the time of day it happened. The death of the camel is a pivitol point in this story. Peters writes so well that one can feel the heat and thirst and and the desperation of the situation. Keep reading! There is quite an adventure
kathleen posts on 12/22/2005 6:51:33 PM
Doesn't the last camel die at noon? If so, that would make sense for the title.
Rimmuska posts on 12/22/2005 6:38:54 PM
Anybody, please, help me! I like to read Peter's books very much. But I have one problem with "The Last Camel Died At Noon". I cannot explain, why it has such title.
Alive! posts on 9/27/2005 1:48:39 PM
there are other message boards much more lively than this one (no offense to those posting atm) the biggest i've seen is the yahoo Elizabeth Peters group. wow long time since i've posted on here, gave up about two years ago.
Mary Helen in San Francisco posts on 9/15/2005 1:56:13 AM
Nicola! How great to know this message board is alive! Was beginning to feel quite alone in my devotion to Amelia and the Emerson family. Since my last posting am now in the middle of my 5th reading of the series. Peters is terrific. She makes 19th C. Egypt REAL. Best to you and your sister.
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