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The Westing Game

Written & illustrated by Ellen Raskin
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Apr 12, 2004
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A 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!

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Who Wrote The Westing Game

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Ellen Raskin

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 <i>The Westing Game</i>, the Newbery Honor-winning <i>Figgs & Phantoms</i>, <i>The Tattooed Potato and other clues</i>, and <i>The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)</i>. 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 <i>A Wrinkle in Time. </i>Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780142401200
Publication Date:
April 12, 2004
Word Count:
50966
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
54951974
ASIN/ISBN 10:
014240120X
Lexile® Level:
750L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.3
Accelerated Reader® Points:
8.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
144
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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