Figgs & Phantoms

Figgs & Phantoms Cover

Figgs & Phantoms

By Ellen Raskin

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142411698, 176pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2011

Description
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved
A Newbery Honor book
The Amazing Dancing Figgs
While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?


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."