The Westing Game

The Westing Game

By Ellen Raskin

Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780140386646, 217pp.

Publication Date: June 1997

A Newbery Medal Winner
For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning "The Westing Game" has been an enduring favorite.
This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.
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
The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. His work, noted for its lush metaphors, musicality, and playfulness within traditional forms, was largely responsible for modernizing poetic verse. Thomas also wrote captivating short stories, a novella, several screenplays and radio plays, as well as his delightful stage play, Under Milk Wood-all infused with his passion for the English language and his enduring love of Wales.

Praise For The Westing Game

A supersharp mystery. . . . Confoundingly clever, and very funny. (Booklist, starred review)