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The Westing Game

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ISBN13: 9780140386646
ISBN10: 0140386645
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For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires — it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.

Synopsis:

For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.

This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.

Winner of the Newbery Medal

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award

An ALA Notable Book

School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review

"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

Synopsis:

For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.

About the Author

Ellen Raskin is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Figgs and Phantoms, a Newbery Honor book. She died in 1986.

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PrinDi59, October 22, 2007 (view all comments by PrinDi59)
I was bored and couldn't really follow the story line. I don't see what the fuss is all about.
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Michael Taylor, February 17, 2007 (view all comments by Michael Taylor)
There are books that are so well written and completely absorbing that you know you've experienced something exceptional when you regretfully turn the last page. THE WESTING GAME and Louis Sacher's HOLES made the same impression on me; they transcend normal storytelling, challenge readers and introduce believable characters that you can not only relate to but care about. The Westing Game has been around long enough to stand the test of time and to have become popular as a text for entire classes to study. Instructors wishing to do this with The Westing Game can find all sorts of supporting material on the web that will enable students to explore and discuss the text. There's an excellent Thinkquest site and a Study Guide that can be found by Googling "The Westing Game." In addition, Raskin, a meticulous designer and writer, donated her manuscript, drafts and even designs for the original cover to her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The curators were concerned about visitors handling the documents but Raskin was adament about making them accessible to other budding children's writers and scholars. You can view these original documents and learn more about the author at: www.education.wisc.edu/
then add to the URL: ccbc/authors/raskin/intro.htm
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pcmaster, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by pcmaster)
the book was good but there were too many charcters and it was confusing
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140386646
Author:
Raskin, Ellen
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
newbery medal;mystery;puzzles;classic;suspense;murder;clues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Now in Speak!
Series Volume:
OPS-22
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.16x4.46x.49 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
10-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.

This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.

Winner of the Newbery Medal

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award

An ALA Notable Book

School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review

"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

"Synopsis" by ,
For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.

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