Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression. 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). She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dust jackets for dozens of books, including the first edition of Madeleine L'Engle's classic A Wrinkle in Time. Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City.
The book “The Westing Game” is a mystery by Ellen Raskin. It is a great book. It is about the 16 heirs of Sam Westing are in partners and are trying to solve the mystery of who murdered Sam Westing. I think the book is great for people ages 10 and up. The plot is really interesting with a lot of suspense. The book takes place in a town in Wisconsin in an apartment building. I recommend reading this book. When I read this book, I wasn’t able to put it down. There is no reason not to read it.