The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

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Puffin Books, Mar 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 149 pages
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When Mrs. Leon Carillon sets off to meet the husband she hasn't seen since he was five, she doesn't know what to expect. She certainly doesn't bargain for the storm that knocks their boat overboard, or the fact that her husband will disappear, leaving only one very watterlogged clue. She also doesn't know that while she searches for Leon (or is it Noel?) she will have to find the answer to these important questions: Were Tony and Tina really Siamese Twins? Why does the crossword puzzle expert wear a helmet during dinner? And what do the glub blubs mean?

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User Review  - William Leight - Goodreads

“The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)” is where Raskin first comes into her own as a writer. I would describe it as Daniel Pinkwater-esque, but since Pinkwater didn't really break ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gail Jaitin - Goodreads

For many years I've been haunted by Leon and the glub-blubs, so was excited to find and re-read this book. It's sort of silly and doesn't hold up the way other childhood books do for me, such as "The Velvet Room" and "Harriet the Spy." An enjoyable if very light read. Read full review


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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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