Figgs & Phantoms (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 6, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
25 Reviews
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?


 
  

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User Review  - Brenda Haberman - Goodreads

I felt this book was very strange, and I had a hard time relating to the characters. I did like the last few chapters. Read full review

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User Review  - Daphne Close - Goodreads

One particular poster by Uncle Truman had me laughing for several minutes. Otherwise, the book was just so-so. I was expecting it to be as clever as Raskin's "The Westing Game," but it more like "A ... Read full review

Contents

ALMOST A MIDGET
A BAD PRESS
FIDO THE SECOND
THE POTATO DANCE
CAPRIFICATION
GOING GOING
MONA MOURNS
CREEPING CRAWLING
THE PINK PALM
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About the author (2011)

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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