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  - 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

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Oh, Ellen Raskin, I adore you. This book is filled with word-play, jokes, asides. Raskin speaks to kids as if they're adults. Would work wonderfully for mystery fans, bookish kids, as a follow-up to ... 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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