Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin

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From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved!

A Newbery Honor book

The Amazing Dancing Figgs!
While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?



 

About Ellen Raskin

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Ellen Raskin is the author of numerous books for young readers, including "Figgs & Phantoms," a Newbery Honor book. She died in 1986.
 
Published January 6, 2011 by Puffin. 167 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Except for her beloved Uncle Florence Italy Figg, a 4'6" mail order book dealer who with his niece forms the Figg-Newton monster (a stunt that enables them to reach the rare and unusual books on Ebenezer Bargain's top shelf), Mona Lisa Newton has no use for her kooky relatives.

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