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    free epub Figgs Phantoms – imagesclip.com This book was originally reviewed on my blog Books from Bleh to Basically AmazingFiggs and Phantoms by Ellen Raskin won the Nebery Honor in 1975 Four years later she won the Newbery Award for The Westing Game I read The Westing Game several years ago and I really enjoyed it It was wonderfully complex and the characters were simply d

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    characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ellen Raskin Ellen Raskin ↠ 3 free read free epub Figgs Phantoms – imagesclip.com Figgs Phantoms was and wasn't what I expected I thought it would be uirky and funny and it was I didn't expect it to mention pornography or have a discussion about the highly charged N word And Raskin doesn't abbreviate it However the context is the main character's horror of it being used in the title of a Joseph Conrad novelThe book was whimsical and zany but it managed to be complex and grown up than I expected both

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    Ellen Raskin ↠ 3 free read characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ellen Raskin characters Figgs Phantoms Mona was miserable You would be too if your family consisted of Sister Figg Newton Tap Dancer Baton Twirler and also your mother; Truman the human pretzel your uncle; Aunt Gracie Jo the dog catcher and her son Fido the Second To name a few The only person Mona really gets along with is Uncle Florence the book dealer And he keeps hinting that he may have to leave Mona soon to go to Figg family heaven a place re

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    characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ellen Raskin Ellen Raskin ↠ 3 free read free epub Figgs Phantoms – imagesclip.com I was interested in reading of Raskin's books after reading The Westing Game and after reading reviews of other books my boys and I have been reading where people made comparisons to Raskin I loved the first half super uirky weird characters the main character's name is Mona Lisa Figg Newton You gotta love that She comes from a crazy family of Vaudeville performers every one with their own crazy names uirks and place in the community There

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The Peoples Songs dBtle clues here and there but by that point I was so fed up with Mona s whining and general annoying ness that Iidn t care I just wanted the book to end The only person Mona feels close to is her Uncle Florence Everyone else is ridiculous embarrassing and needs to just stop so that Mona can stop feeling embarrassed to go out ridiculous embarrassing and needs to just stop so that Mona can stop feeling embarrassed to go out public But Uncle Florence is sick and getting sickerThe Figgs believe that when you City of Big Shoulders die you go to a place they call Capri It s been written about in a journal passedown the family The family meets together periodically for a night of reading from the family journals about Capri a ritual they call Caprification Mona Or Course Barely Participates But Mona or course barely participates but her uncle Florence ies not really a spoiler because it gives strong and obvious hints on the back cover Mona knows she must find Capri so she can either bring her uncle back or live with him in Capri Even weirdness ensuesNothing in this book was very believable to me I had a hard time believing that much of what happened and in the order or way they happened would be possible Very often we were taken from point A to point F and just expected to believe that this was the natural progression of events never mind the fact that we missed points B E in the processOn a the natural progression of events never mind the fact that we missed points B E in the processOn a note I id enjoy several of the characters and their uirks especially in the beginning The secondary characters are often My Name is Bob delightfully fun and I actually really enjoyed their time on the page Truman s misspellings were fun even one sign where he misspells his own name and I especially liked the idea of Romulus and Remus Figg the Walking Book of Knowledge and the Talking Adding Machine respectively Iid wish the secondary characters had been a part of the novel and had been fleshed out I on t think I would have been as annoyed by the amount of uirks these characters had it they had also had personality But no They were written as if their uniue trait was all there was too them It was how they were efined Billy Bragg described and weidn t get to see any than that I Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary do recognize that much of this is probably because that is how Mona sees them but knowing whyoesn t make it any less annoyi I wish Raskin hadn t bothered with the silly names Figgs and Newtons It etracts from the story which is very profound bordering on the philosophical about a girl s coming to terms with the eath of her favorite uncle Raskin s fond of making little inside jokes and puns on pop culture but most of the pop culture references are sadly outdated There are allusions to songs that were on the Hit Parade in the 1930s and 1940s and laudatory references to the works of Joseph Conrad not that Conrad was a bad writer necessarily but how many people outside of graduate literature classes read Conrad any I m not sure most undergrads read Conrad except for Heart of Darkness and that seems old old old nowToo bad about the contrived names and the punning It s almost as if Raskin was ashamed to tell a straight story about how children The Majors Daughter deal with loss But she was such a good writer she should have trusted herself This edition has lovely illustrations from Raskin Each page is a treat to look at Maybe when the Newbery club gets around to the year this was honored and I reread it I ll appreciate it better Now I see aark surreal artsy fable I admire it but I really Miss Shumway Waves a Wand don t like it But I feel I should even could in the right frame of mind with the rightiscussion matesThe original cover is brilliant A BW faceless tween girl holding a pink and orange miniature The Touch desert island complete with palm tree and Uncle Flo The other covers that I see here are nonsense and to be avoided cover them while reading if youo read from them I ve read this book many many times and have the ampersand from it tattooed on my wrist Yet somehow I never realized how 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 involv.

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Figgs PhantomsI On His Majestys Service don t know This wasisappointing I think of The Westing Game as a masterpiece and because this novel was published several years earlier perhaps Raskin just hadn t really achieved full maturity as a writer yetI want to reread it as the beginning was very boring to me and I think I missed some important plot points but the story was brimming with so many interesting ideas about books and what exactly they mean to Different Class different people is it an escape is it a business venture that just weren tevelopped fully and instead we were just given too much of the uirky and offbeatGrade B I was interested in reading of Raskin s books after reading The Westing Game and after reading reviews of other books my boys and I have been reading where people made comparisons to Raskin I loved the first half super uirky weird characters the main character s name is Mona Lisa Figg Newton You gotta love that She comes from a crazy family of Vaudeville performers every one with their own crazy names uirks and place in the community There are all sorts of mysteries about all of them you can t wait to find out the why s behind them But for the most part you never The Essential Good Food Guide doThe second half though into a child sealing wtih eath It goes from uirky weird to just *weird Or a 70 s acid trip It just went ownhill for me Mona was miserable You would * Or a 70 s acid trip It just went In Defence of Dogs downhill for me Mona was miserable You would too if your family consisted of Sister Figg Newton Tap Dancer Baton Twirler and also your mother Truman the human pretzel your uncle Aunt Gracie Jo theog catcher and her son Fido the Second To name a few The only person Mona really gets along with is Uncle Florence the book ealer And he keeps hinting that he may have to leave Mona soon to go to Figg family heaven a place referred to as Capri But where is Capri and why o all the Figgs go there To find her uncle Mona knows she must find out Figgs Phantoms was and wasn t what I expected I thought it would be uirky and funny and it was I The City in Mind didn t expect it to mention pornography or have aiscussion about the highly charged N word And Raskin Revenge (The Red Ledger doesn t abbreviate it However the context is the main character s horror of it being used in the title of a Joseph Conrad novelThe book was whimsical and zany but it managed to be complex and grown up than I expected both silly and smartI also loved the typography There are reproductions of signsocuments asides of the townspeople interspersed with the regular text like a Greek chorus and artwork by the author on the part openers Some critics have called it her masterpiece yet there are reasons why it is less fondly remembered A uick search of Goodreads shows readers who love it hate it and just think its weird Much less accessible than her other mysteries Figgs and Phantoms is a No One Wants You dark book that examines a lonely girls searching for a reason to live A curious protagonist Mona Figg is the youngest member of the extended Figg family an eccentric group of former circus performers book collectors car salesmen tapancers sign painters and tour guides all seen as failures by the town Already esperately unhappy tragedy strikes when her beloved uncle Florence Figg health begins to fail and he threatens to leave her for Capri What is Capri you ask Well naturally that s where the Figg Family believes they go after eath The uestion for much of the book is what will Mona o if she believes he Uncle has left her Dark and the book is propelled ALONG IN RASKIN S TIGHT PROSE IT S AMAZING in Raskin s tight prose it s much she is able to put just 150 pages Life eath Joseph Conrad Figgs the fruit along with Raskins signature word play Recommended for sophisticated readers 10 and up Although it may be a less straightforward mystery it is perhaps her most ambitious work Not recommended if your a new reader to Raskin look to her other three novels for a good introduction That From the Newbery Award winning author of THE WESTING GAME clever riddles and wordplay clues to be found and mysteries to be solvedA Newbery Honor bookThe Amazing Dancing FiggsWhile Mona hates al. Eing said for the right reader this one is special I paraphrased an old blog post I wrote which has on Ellen Raskin and can be found here To say that I really like Ellen Raskin s The Westing Game is an understatement I adore that book So when I got copies understatement I adore that book So when I got copies two other Raskin books The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon I Mean Noel and Figgs and Phantoms in a giveaway I had great expectationsand while these other books exhibit her signature style and illustrations They Are Not In are not in same leagueWhile she lives in an eccentric world Mona aughter of Sister Figg Newton and Newton Newt Newton still eals with preadolescent ifficulties She is embarrassed and often annoyed by her zany parents She feels that the only person who understands her is her uncle Florence FiggUncle Florence hints that he is soon to leave this world but Mona oesn t want him to leave her with a tap Divine Beauty dancer for a mother and an incompetent used carealer for a father The Figgs Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone descend from circus performers and have their own personal heaven they call Capri Mona finds her way there to search for her beloved uncle and readers canecide whether Mona is Down to the Sea in Ships dreaming or if her spirit is actually in Capri when she passes outEach writer creates a world and Raskin creates peculiar ones with lots of clever wordplay where loving families are made up of eccentric characters some related and some not Children trying to figure themselves out in these bookseal with sometimes immature adults another hallmark of children s literature While there were a few slightly Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, dated andor not politically correct notions floating through The Westing Game Raskin s earlier books exhibit even of these themes And at times the uirkiness and whimsy is a bit muchRead of my review on my booksploitation blog This book was originally reviewed on my blog Books from Bleh to Basically AmazingFiggs and Phantoms by Ellen Raskin won the Nebery Honor in 1975 Four years later she won the Newbery Award for The Westing Game I read The Westing Game several years ago and I really enjoyed it It was wonderfully complex and the characters were simplyelightful More on that later So I was actually uite excited to read Figgs and PhantomsAlas Figgs just Dog Years didn t work for me It was uite theisappointment I started this book not really knowing what to expect about the story itself but looking forward to it because I had so enjoyed The Westing Game SighFiggs and Phantoms is about a family The Figgs who are all wildy uirky except the youngest Chain of Fire daughterniece Mona She isecidedly normal hates her family s weirdness and is terribly embarrassed by what she believes the people of her town Pineapple say about all those crazy FiggsI thought that Raskin was trying too hard with this novel and as a result she missed the mark just about everywhere Every single character has something weird wacky crazy or unbelievable about them All of them except Mona She s just bitter about life and everything in it Rather than make her uirky I say she s life and everything in it Rather than make her uirky I say she s a teenager It got to be a little bit too much for me Her mom Sister Figg Newton Newton being her married name tap The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur dances All the time Everywhere Her uncle Truman the human pretzel and sign maker but horrible speller And the list goes on and on and on There was too much for me to believe it Sometimes I look at the book and want to shout at the author Enough already I get it They are weird Can we move on please Or something like that anywayThe majority of the book focuses on Mona and her angst I think it s supposed to be about her struggle to find her place in life and accept her family as they are but it always just felt like angst to me and not the good realistic kind Just the really annoying get over yourself already type Raskin makes hints about what she is supposed to be learning and she gives us su. L the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town there is one Figg family member she likes her Uncle Florence the book ealer But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find. .

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