Figgs & Phantoms (Google eBook)

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



  

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User Review  - TeenSpirit - LibraryThing

A wonderful story for anyone who has ever felt out of place in the world, or lost someone they loved. Mona's family is strange, but they love her, and in her loneliness she almost loses sight of that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

weird, and I almost put it down because it seemed so bizarre. But I got through it and did enjoy the story and the message. It was hard to keep all the names of the characters straight in my mind, but once the family did the Capri chant, I enjoyed the story much more after that point. 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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