Figgs & Phantoms

Figgs & Phantoms

by Ellen Raskin


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From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved!

A Newbery Honor book

The Amazing Dancing Figgs!
While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142411698
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 613,046
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About 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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Figgs & Phantoms 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If all you've ever read by Raskin is The Westing Game, you really should pick up some of her other books. This one is a fun place to start. Mona is a misfit in a family of misfits. Her family are former vaudeville performers now trying to settle down, but their flamboyant personalities tend to draw lots of attention. Mona just wants to be normal. The only person in her whole family who understands her is her uncle, and he's getting old and sick. Amazon has this one and several other Raskin books on sale now for really cheap. I included this one in with some presents for my husband and daughter. It was under $3 and I'm so happy with it. 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really bad and biring book:-( DO NOT READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Werner More than 1 year ago
i would like to read this book soon. it looks good to me!