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Ellen Raskin


(Ellen Ermingard Raskin)
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Ellen Ermingard Raskin was an American writer, illustrator and fashion designer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up during the Great Depression. Primarily a children's author, she received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her 1978 book, The Westing Game.