The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Penguin, Apr 12, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
41 Reviews
A Newbery Medal Winner

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

 

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!

Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book
 

 

"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



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This book is a must-read for all mystery lovers! It combines the perfect mixture of suspense, humor, and trickery. I enjoyed picking out all the clues and trying to race the characters in solving the mystery. Altogether entertaining and satisfactory!

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
SUNSET TOWERS
GHOSTS OR WORSE
TENANTS IN AND
THE CORPSE FOUND
SIXTEEN HEIRS
THE WESTING WILL
THE WESTING GAME
THE THIRD BOMB
SOME SOLUTIONS
THE TRACKERS
ODD RELATIVES
CONFESSIONS
THE FOURTH BOMB
LOSERS WINNER
STRANGE ANSWERS

THE PAIRED HEIRS
LOST AND FOUND
THE LONG PARTY
THE MEETING
THE FIRST BOMB
THE SECOND BOMB
PAIRS REPAIRED
FACT AND GOSSIP
WRONG ALL WRONG
WESTINGS WAKE
TURTLES TRIAL
A HAPPY FOURTH
AND THEN
FIVE YEARS PASS
THE END?
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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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