The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

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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!

Glub! Blub!
Mrs. Caroline "Little Dumpling" Carillon isn't quite sure what to expect when she sets off to meet her husband, Leon.  After all, she hasn't seen him since their wedding when she was five and he was seven. But their reunion is cut short when a storm knocks him off their boat, and he disappears completely, leaving only one very waterlogged clue (Glub! Blub!). Will Dumpling be able to find Leon (or is it Noel) again? And just what is a glub blub?

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

A young boy and girl are promised to one another in an ill-advised arranged marriage, but the man disappears after a tragic accident, while the woman spends much of her life looking for him, pursuing ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

"Noel glub C blub all. . . I glub new. . . ." These are the last words that Mrs. Carillon hears from her sinking husband before she herself is hit on the head by their capsizing boat and the two of ... Read full review


A Pot of Soup
The Naming of the Soup
Two Mrs Carillons
Black and Blue and Purple
Leons Fourteen Messages8
The Last Message9
A Pain in the Arm
I Never Wear Underwear
Good News and a Cheese
An Unwelcome Guest
An Armenian Dinner25
Syllable Counting
The Chart
Tonys List
Tinas Plan29

A Letter to Mr Banks
Bulletin Sent to the Bureau of Missing Persons the FBI and the US Post Office
Mrs Carillons Plan of Search
Possible Solutions of New 13
Twenty Years Later
The Traveling Carillons
Next Stop
Unhappy St Valentines Day19
Three Italian Dinners and a Horse20
Settling Down
Tinas Whopping Lie
Same Old Argument
Cardinals vs Mets
Bedlam in Bloomingdales23
The Chase
The Bearded Beggar
Friends in Need
Grape Mrs Carillon
A Familiar Arm
A Namer of Things
Summer in New York
Tony Makes a Discovery
Missing Minnie
Letters from Iowa and Idaho
Whos Minnie Baker?
The Third Scream33
The Long Day
Part One of the Glubblubs
Part Two of the Glubblubs
The Verifiers
The Investigators
Does She Know?
Time for the Truth
More of the Truth
A Gift Horse
Leave Her Be
Turkey and Trimmings
The New Mrs Carillon
The Eating and the Chatting
The Celebrating
A Happy Ending

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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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