KDL Recommends For Kids > Award Winners and "Best of" Lists > Newbery Award Winners

KDL Recommends

< Criss Cross | Missing May >

Westing Game

Westing Game

ISBN: 0525471375

Title: Westing Game

Author: Ellen Raskin

KDL Description:

NEWBERY J RASKIN

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Amazon Description:

For twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin’s Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite and is now being reissued with a brand-new jacket by Kevin Hawkes and an introduction by Ann Durell.

This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. They could become millionaires, depending on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, which involves blizzards, burglaries, and bombings. Ellen Raskin has entangled a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.