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Figgs & Phantoms

release date: Jan 06, 2011
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Figgs & Phantoms
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?

Twenty-two, Twenty-three

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Twenty-two, Twenty-three
All the animals have advice for mouse on what to wear and what not to wear for the special holiday greeting on Twenty-two, Twenty-three.

The Westing Game

release date: Jan 01, 2020
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The Westing Game
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

And it Rained

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And it Rained
Every afternoon in the rain forest the pig, the parrot, and the potto meet for tea; and every afternoon a rainstorm spoils their party until the potto has an idea.

The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues

release date: Jan 06, 2011
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The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved! Wanted: Assistant to a painter (and a secret sleuth) Dickory Dock has come to 12 Cobble Lane to take the job as painter's assistant to the artist Garson. The townhouse looks charming and quaint, but inside its redbrick walls lurk suspicious characters, multiple mysteries, and one very eccentric portrait artist. Clues abound; and suddenly Dickory finds herself assisting Garson not in art but in crime solving. Can Dickory untangle the web of mysteries within mysteries and discover the true secret hiding on Cobble Lane?

The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

release date: Jan 06, 2011
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The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved! Glub! Blub! Mrs. Caroline "Little Dumpling" Carillon isn't quite sure what to expect when she sets off to meet her husband, Leon. After all, she hasn't seen him since their wedding when she was five and he was seven. But their reunion is cut short when a storm knocks him off their boat, and he disappears completely, leaving only one very waterlogged clue (Glub! Blub!). Will Dumpling be able to find Leon (or is it Noel) again? And just what is a glub blub?

A Murder for Macaroni and Cheese

release date: Aug 15, 2013
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A Murder for Macaroni and Cheese
Beloved librarian Madie "Macaroni" Rooney and her shy, intelligent assistant, Chessa "Cheese" Plotz, investigate a crime spree in their quiet resort town of Grouse Lake, Wisconsin.

A Literature Kit for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

release date: Jan 01, 2015
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Nothing Ever Happens on My Block

release date: Jan 01, 1989
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Nothing Ever Happens on My Block
As Chester sits and complains about the boring block where he lives all sorts of exciting, and even strange, things are going on behind his back.

Invito a Westing House

release date: Jan 01, 2019
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