"An Explanation of the Westing Game Manuscript Materials" (Archived audio)
You may view these scanned pages from the manuscript materials while you listen to the audiotape of Ellen Raskin's explanation. For your convenience, they have been placed in the order in which she speaks about them and the corresponding audiotape times have been included. You can slide the clip in the Real Player popup window to fastforward or rewind the tape.
The manuscript materials fall into four broad categories: drafts, final manuscript, working notes, and design. Ellen Raskin begins speaking about items in each of these categories about halfway into her lecture, after an introduction to her work as an author and illustrator in general. Numbers in parenthesis designate the time on the audiotape when Raskin begins speaking about that particular section. Follow the links for each section to get the accompanying visual material.