Susan Cooper’s Favorite Newbery

raskin westinggame Susan Coopers Favorite NewberyI have a special affection for The Westing Game (1979) because it reminds me of its author. Ellen Raskin was imaginative, witty, multi-talented, and great fun to be with, and she died much too soon at the age of fifty-six.

—Susan Cooper,
winner of the 1976 Newbery Medal for The Grey King

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  1. […] The Grey King [The Dark Is Rising Sequence] (1976) a) The High King by Lloyd Alexander (1969) b) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1979) c) The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg […]

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