The Westing Game


Author: Raskin, Ellen
ISBN: 9780142401200 Publisher: Puffin

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." ÑBooklist, starred review

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. WestingÕs will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual strangerÑand a possible murdererÑto inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be deadÉbut that wonÕt stop him from playing one last game!

Winner of the Newbery Medal

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award

An ALA Notable Book

"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." ÑThe New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfugesÑa demanding but rewarding book." ÑThe Horn Book

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