Before Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, there was The Westing Game. Our hero is Turtle Wexler, a young girl whose bravery, wit, and detective skills may just help her win a vast fortune left by eccentric millionaire Sam Westing. He may be dead (murdered!), but he has devised one last twisty-turning game for 16 strangers, one of whom may be his killer, to inherit all he has left behind. Not gory, just great fun!— Tildy
A Newbery Medal Winner
For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.
The Westing Game Deluxe Anniversary Edition
Before writing The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin was an incredibly accomplished graphic artist, designing dozens of books, including the cover for the first edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. While writing The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin also thought about the design and layout, and ultimately the way in which it contributes to the reading experience of the story. This deluxe anniversary edition honors her original design work and displays bonus content showing the behind the scenes work of designing a book Ellen Raskin-style.
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century
"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review
"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
About the Author
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.
Praise for The Westing Game
* "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review
"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