The Westing Game

About the Author: Ellen Raskin

Ellen Raskin was a writer, illustrator, and designer She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression She primarily wrote for children She received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her 1978 book, The Westing Game.Ms Raskin was also an accomplished graphic artist She designed dozens of dust jackets for books, including the first edition of Madeleine L Engle s classic A W Ellen Raskin was a writer, illustrator, and designer She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression She primarily wrote for children She received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her 1978 book, The Westing Game.Ms Raskin was also an accomplished graphic artist She designed dozens of dust jackets for books, including the first edition of Madeleine L Engle s classic A Wrinkle in Time.She married Dennis Flanagan, editor of Scientific American, in 1965.Raskin died at the age of 56 on August 8, 1984, in New York City due to complications from connective tissue disease


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  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • The Westing Game
  • Ellen Raskin
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 014240120X

The Westing Game 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, One Thing S For Sure Sam Westing May Be Dead But That Won T Stop Him From Playing One Last Game

10 thoughts on “The Westing Game

  1. karen says:

    this is what i am going to do i am going to take a red panda, and i am going to learn genetics and i dunno neuroscience and welding and i am going to take a little bit of my brain, and a little bit of everyone s brain here on goodreads.com you ll be asleep, you wont feel a thing and then i am going to moosh it all together, and put it in the brain of the red panda and then i will have the perfect book recommending resource because if i had had one of these when i was little, then it wou this is what i am going to do i am going to take a red panda, and i am going to learn genetics and i dunno neuroscience and welding and i am going to take a little bit of my brain, and a little bit of everyone s brain here on goodreads.com you ll be asleep, you wont feel a thing and then i am going to moosh it all together, and put it in the brain of the red panda and then i will have the perfect book recommending resource because if i had had one of these when i was little, then it would have told me, you love peggy parrish and her wordplay based mysteries and you have seen the movie clue enough times that you can recite the whole thing still can here s a book you will like i would have to fine tune it so it works better than the one they have onor netflix.com because, no, i wou...

  2. Tricia says:

    This book sounded like it would be lots of fun, and I read it hoping for a great mystery In the end I think there were too many characters, and not enough information to make any of them seem real to me I never really got why they were who they were, except on the most basic lev...

  3. Jen says:

    I think I first read The Westing Game in third or fourth grade I checked it out of a public school library in Missouri I loved it, returned it, and checked it again a few months later on another weekly library visit Two things 1 Why should children only go to the library once a week My education would have been brighter and fuller had I just stayed in the library Other kids could have hadtime with the restroom pass, but instead I hoarded that thing and sat on the white raised seat I think I first read The Westing Game in third or fourth grade I checked it out of a public school library in Missouri I loved it, returned it, and checked it again a few months later on another weekly library visit Two things 1 Why should children only go to the library once a week My education would have been brighter and fuller had I just stayed in the library Other kids could have hadtime with the restroom pass, but instead I hoarded that thing and sat on the white raised seat reading away I m sure my teacher must ve been concerned over my restroom needs habits 2.I loved Turtle, the girl with the braids that beg to be pulled I braided my hair like Turtle s and liked whirling around and using them as weapons against boys coming in for the kisschase win Which was a good development because a couple of years earlier I bit Rashad Ware when he lumbered towards me for a smooch I told my parents that I didn t bite him just was running with my mouth ope...

  4. Wendy Darling says:

    A well written, twisty puzzle of a mystery, filled with fantastic clues, unforgettable characters, and countless red herrings Turtle Wexler will always be a hero to me.

  5. Isaac Blevins says:

    I read this little book for the first time not as a child but as an adult I was looking for a book to kick off our Junior High book club and picked up the Westing Game to see if it might be a good place to begin I wish that I had found this book earlier in my life What kid wouldn t be captivated by wonderful characters thrown together to play a game hosted by a dead millionaire Don t get me wrongMr Westing isn t a vampire or a zombie he s just decided that his heirs need to do a lit I read this little book for the first time not as a child but as an adult I was looking for a book to kick off our Junior High book club and picked up the Westing Game to see if it might be a good place to begin I wish that I had found this book earlier in my life What kid wouldn t be captivated by wonderful characters thrown together to play a game hosted by a dead millionaire Don t get me wrongMr Westing isn t a vampire or a zombie he s just decided that his heirs need...

  6. Eve says:

    Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows What a wild ride this was, and so much fun I don t know how I would have approached this as a child or young adult, but it made me laugh at so many different stages My brain is still feeling a little tingly I never knew what was going to happen next, and I have a feeling that exactly the way Raskin would have wanted it Can t wait to readof her books She said that she wrote for the child Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows What a wild ride this was, and so much fun I don t know how I would have approached this as a child or young adult, but it made me laugh at so many different stages My brain is still feeling a little tingly I never knew...

  7. seth says:

    Unless you love driving chainsaws through your innards, please do not read The Westing Game The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin, is an extremely horrible clue chasing mystery The books main events take place in a 5 story apartment called Sunset Towers and the Westing Estate The book takes place in Michigan around 1975 When reading the Westing Game, it is nofun than jumping off a cliff for fun Barney Northrup, a sixty two year old salesman, is selling apartment spaces in Sunset Towers to Unless you love driving chainsaws through your innards, please do not read The Westing Game The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin, is an extremely horrible clue chasing mystery The books main events take place in a 5 story apartment called Sunset Towers and the Westing Estate The book takes place in Michigan around 1975 When reading the Westing Game, it is nofun than jumping off a cliff for fun Barney Northrup, a sixty two year old salesman, is selling apartment spaces in Sunset Towers to secretly selected sixteen people These people all have connections with Samuel W Westing and are his heirs Soon after the sixteen settle in to Sunset Towers, Samuel W Westing is presumed dead The heirs are all called to the library...

  8. Jessica says:

    As a child, I probably read this book as many times as I watched the movie Clue brilliance , and that is a lot I loved and still love anything with a clever girl as a protagonist Turtle can stand her ground among Nancy Drew and her ilk Raskin s cast of characters ...

  9. jessica says:

    i know this is meant to be a childrens novel, but that thought never crossed my mind whilst reading this it actually reminded me a lot of the film clue its mysteriously engaging, wildly eccentric, and dangerously witty a very quick and fun read 3.5 stars

  10. Mary says:

    I don t understand why this book won a Newbery Award It was confusing and sort of awful Additionally, for today s reader, it felt extremely dated and had some remarks in it that I would call un politically correct It all starts with a group of eccentric people of all ages who quickly become involved in a mystery game involving a large inheritance The person who first solves the mystery wins the inheritance Clues are given along the way, but I m not sure whether or not the reader was suppos I don t understand why this book won a Newbery Award It was confusing and sort of awful Additionally, for today s reader, it felt extremely dated a...