The westing game book cover. Shes the mother of two players theo and chris and married to george theodorakis who is the former boyfriend of violet westing. The westing game by ellen raskin. The westing game is a wonderful clever and engaging book.
Today the westing game is considered raskins most famous work even though she was also a prolific illustrator and designer who created several original picture books as well as doing the cover art for some decidedly grownup novels. It tells the story of secretive businessman sam westing and his sixteen unrelated heirs who must come together to solve the challenge of his death. The westing game puffin modern classics the westing game by ellen raskin one of my favorite childhood books.
Sixteen heirs a tangle of confusing clues a maybe murderer and two hundred million dollars the westing game has high stakes indeed. One day i hope to adapt this into a film peter jackson thankfully beat me to the hobbit. Its a murder mystery a puzzle and a treasure hunt all in one centered around the unique cast of characters that inhabit sunset towers apartments.
Catherine isnt a player in the westing game. She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. The westing game is a childrens mystery novel written by ellen gaskin and first published in 1978.
The heirs must learn to cooperate with their partners in the game and figure out their nonsensical clues if they want to have a chance of winning the westing game. 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. Find great deals on ebay for the westing game book.