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Ellen Raskin

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Award-winning American children’s book author and illustrator who’s best known on her behalf novel The Westing Game, posted in 1978. She illustrated over 28 books between 1956 and 1970. She was raised through the Great Major depression and continued to wait the College or university of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned two Newberry Medals, one in 1975 for Figgs and Phantoms and another in 1979 for The Westing Video game. She wedded Dennis Flanagan, the editor of Scientific American, in 1965. Among the publication addresses she designed was the initial cover of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle with time.

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Full Name Ellen Raskin
Date Of Birth March 13, 1928
Died August 8, 1984, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Milwaukee, WI
Profession Children's Author
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nationality American
Spouse Dennis Flanagan
Children Susan Metcalfe
Parents Margaret Shanske
Siblings Lila Fink
Awards John Newbery Medal
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Juvenile, National Book Award for Children’s Books (Fiction, Paperback)
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The Westing Game1997TV Movie novel

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