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The Westing Game Lesson Plan

About the Author

A self-described “bookmaker", Ellen Raskin is a Newbery-Medal-winning author and illustrator. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1928, she began her career as a graphic artist and illustrator after earning her degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During the first fifteen years of her career, she designed numerous book covers, notable among which was the dust jacket for the first edition of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.

Inspired by nonobjective art, Raskin’s graphic work is noted for its experimentation with typography, color-separation, and paste-up techniques. During her time as a commercial artist and illustrator, Raskin worked for The Saturday Evening...

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