The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

by Ellen Raskin

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Overview

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

Glub! Blub!
Mrs. Caroline "Little Dumpling" Carillon isn't quite sure what to expect when she sets off to meet her husband, Leon.  After all, she hasn't seen him since their wedding when she was five and he was seven. But their reunion is cut short when a storm knocks him off their boat, and he disappears completely, leaving only one very waterlogged clue (Glub! Blub!). Will Dumpling be able to find Leon (or is it Noel) again? And just what is a glub blub?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142417003
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 442,208
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 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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Mysterious Disappearance of Leon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Westing Game is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series & the westing game are amazing
mrsarey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the weirdest, funniest mysteries I've ever read. I read it once when I was kid, then had to find it as an adult. It is crazy and unique and a fun read.
Runa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) is an amazing book that can be equally enjoyed by adults and children alike. Adults reading the book see more layers to it than the kids, but the read is just as mysterious and enjoyable (although the idea of marriage at that young an age will be a squicky one). If you have read Ellen Raskin's Westing Game, and even if you haven't, this is a book you really need to get your hands on. I've read some of her other books, but absolutely nothing compares to these two classics. This one comes fully equipped with hysterical characters and plenty of footnotes. It's adorably quirky without trying too hard. Every thing, every hilarious incident, is narrated casually and in a way that just makes it all funnier. Everything is so tantalizingly cryptic, and at times, downright confusing, but it's a huge relief when everything really falls into place and you realize that every event that was narrated is somehow connected to the big picture scheme. Other than all that, it's a very readable book. The chapters are divided up into small sections and just style-wise, it's an easy but really worthwhile read. It really emphasizes the reason why we love Ellen Raskin so much--plot twists and surprises everywhere! The other really nice thing is that the mystery is not at all obvious. Nobody would ever suspect the outcome, but it's such a compelling one! It's got snark, puzzles, humor, definitely not just a kids' book. It is also really nice, at the end, to get closure from all of the characters, so I do appreciate it when authors like Raskin do things like that. Rating: 5/5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would nit let me get passed page ten
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book because it had a whole lot of humor. The adventures that Mrs.Carillon undergoes are truly fantastic. One example is when Tina, Tony, and Mrs.Carillon go shopping and think they see Leon! But, when they run and catch him they ars too tired to find out it really wasn't him! One night they sit down to watch telivision and they end up uncovering the most important clue to their mystery. But wait, where does the part of the title that says (I mean Noel) come in. Well, i guess you'll just have to read to find out!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! Once you pick it up, you can't put it down. Ms. Raskin writes with great mystery and humor. Wonderful!