The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

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by Ellen Raskin
     
 

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"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

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Overview

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142401200
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/12/2004
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
20,005
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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