The Westing Game

Author(s): Ellen Raskin


A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." "Booklist," starred reviewA bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger and a possible murderer to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead but that won t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." "The New York Times Book Review" "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges a demanding but rewarding book." "The Horn Book""


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"A supersharp mystery . . . Confoundingly clever, and very funny."

Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression. She was the author of several novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning "The Westing Game," the Newbery Honor-winning "Figgs Phantoms," "The Tattooed Potato and other clues," and "The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)." She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dust jackets for dozens of books, including the first edition of Madeleine L Engle s classic "A Wrinkle in Time. "Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City."

General Fields

  • : 9780142401200
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.159
  • : June 2004
  • : 178mm X 127mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ellen Raskin
  • : Paperback
  • : 182