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Ellen Raskin (1928–1984)

Autor(a) de The Westing Game

21+ Works 14,625 Membros 376 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Ellen Ermingard Raskin (March 13, 1928 - August 8, 1984) was an American writer, illustrator and fashion designer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was educated at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Primarily a children's author, she received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her 1978 book mostrar mais The Westing Game and a 1975 Newbery Honor for her 1974 book Figgs & Phantoms. She was also an accomplished graphic artist. Raskin died at the age of 56 on August 8, 1984 in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game (1978) 12,618 cópias, 339 resenhas
Figgs & Phantoms (1974) 611 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues (1975) 301 cópias, 4 resenhas
Nothing Ever Happens on My Block (1966) 198 cópias, 8 resenhas
Spectacles (1988) 164 cópias, 4 resenhas
Who, Said Sue, Said Whoo? (1973) 81 cópias
Franklin Stein (1972) 16 cópias
Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three (1976) 16 cópias
And it Rained (1970) 14 cópias
Ghost in a Four-Room Apartment (1969) 13 cópias, 2 resenhas
Silly songs and sad (1967) 3 cópias

Associated Works

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) — Artista da capa, algumas edições40,136 cópias, 963 resenhas
Lysistrata (0411) — Ilustrador, algumas edições2,938 cópias, 41 resenhas
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1954) — Ilustrador, algumas edições1,910 cópias, 49 resenhas
Goblin Market (1862) — Ilustrador, algumas edições752 cópias, 14 resenhas
Songs of Innocence (1789) — Ilustrador, algumas edições606 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Collected Stories (1983) — Ilustrador, algumas edições496 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Anti-Death League (1966) — Designer da capa, algumas edições362 cópias, 7 resenhas
Flesh (1968) — Artista da capa, algumas edições345 cópias, 5 resenhas
Worship (1936) — Designer da capa, algumas edições335 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Barbarian West, 400-1000 (1952) — Designer da capa, algumas edições330 cópias
4 Comedies: Lysistrata / Frogs / Birds / Women at the Thesmophoria (1954) — Designer da capa, algumas edições238 cópias, 2 resenhas
Piping Down the Valleys Wild (1968) — Ilustrador, algumas edições228 cópias, 3 resenhas
Comedy: "An Essay on Comedy" by George Meredith. "Laughter" by Henri Bergson (1956) — Designer da capa, algumas edições184 cópias
Caste and Class in a Southern Town (1937) — Artista da capa, algumas edições132 cópias, 2 resenhas
Careful, He Might Hear You (1963) — Designer da capa, algumas edições125 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Australian Aborigines (1938) — Designer da capa, algumas edições88 cópias, 1 resenha
Ellen Grae (1967) — Ilustrador — 34 cópias, 1 resenha
We Alcotts (1968) — Ilustrador — 34 cópias
Inatuk's Friend (1968) — Ilustrador, algumas edições30 cópias, 3 resenhas
Prince Ishmael (1963) — Artista da capa, algumas edições23 cópias, 1 resenha
Music history and theory (1965) — Designer da capa — 14 cópias
D. H. Lawrence: Poems Selected for Young People (1967) — Ilustrador — 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1990) — Ilustrador — 6 cópias
Poems Of Robert Herrick (2000) — Ilustrador — 3 cópias


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JULY - SPOILERS - The Westing Game em The Green Dragon (Julho 2014)
I'd like to think YA Mystery em Name that Book (Julho 2010)


I don't know how I missed out on reading The Westing Game a kid. Maybe it just wasn't available at my library which didn't have a lot of contemporary (at the time) books. Reading it as an adult, I didn't even feel like it was a watered-down or dumbed-down version of a mystery for younger readers. Very clever. However, it was published in the 1970s, so there are some outdated phrases or views regarding race and disabilities, such as describing an Asian as "inscrutable" or Mongoloid instead of Downs Syndrome. In spite of this, an enjoyable read and Turtle is definitely a memorable character.… (mais)
ValerieAndBooks | outras 338 resenhas | Mar 13, 2024 |
I barely remember reading this when I was a kid, but my 11 year old just finished it for school and raves about it, so, 5 stars!
lelandleslie | outras 338 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |
"The Westing Game" is like a 1970s middle-grade novel version of "Knives Out" with a splash of "Mr. Limoncello's Library" - and is so charmingly clever! There is so much that builds a great atmosphere here: the sprawling cast of quirky characters; the Halloween-into-winter setting; the word puzzles and clues that (while tricky) are still solvable by the reader; good old fashioned red herrings; and just this great vein of whimsy that runs through the story. It's goofy at times, but never panders to the audience. It's piled with characters, clues, and facts, but never unnecessarily cluttered. Every word counts and feels important here. If I had read this as a kid my Agatha Christie-loving self would have made it a personality trait.
I think really the only weakness is simply the books datedness, specifically in terms of how Raskin writes about disability. One character has a physical disability that is discussed in fairly ableist terms. Another character works to "cure" the disabled character, and a line near the end mentions future family members hesitating to have their own kids in case the disability is passed on.
Despite that, I think the book has a lot to enjoy, especially if you're someone who likes puzzle-y books with plenty of layers and characters. This is the perfect time of year to read "The Westing Game" and try and solve the mystery!
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deborahee | outras 338 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
mslibrarynerd | outras 338 resenhas | Jan 13, 2024 |


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