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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Konigsburg, E. L. (Book - 1967)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away....She didn't like discomfort....Therefore, she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that's why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. -- from From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort -- she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because he was a miser and would have money. Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie had some ideas too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too. The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her -- well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home. For thirty-five years E. L. Konigsburg's story has entranced readers of all ages. This special anniversary edition contains a new afterword from the author, along with a few extra surprises to delight readers old and new.
Authors: Konigsburg, E. L.
Title: From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1967.
Edition: \1st ed.\
Characteristics: 162 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: Core Youth
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ISBN: 9780689853227
0881037311
0689205864
9780689205866
0689703082
0689711816
Statement of Responsibility: written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg
Subject Headings: Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction. Runaway children Juvenile fiction. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Newbery Award Book.
Brothers and sisters
Runaway children
LCCN: 67018988
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When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run "from" somewhere, she wants to run "to" somewhere -- to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Comment by: gottschalk Jun 19, 2013

PERFECT.

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run "from" somewhere, she wants to run "to" somewhere -- to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Know... Read More »

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This is one of the best books I have ever read! Once I started it could not stop reading! This book makes other books look bland. I will read it over and over. If you have not read it read it. You will not regret it.

this is such a great book i wish i could pull it of like they did

Jan 10, 2014
  • Anneatthelibrary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book as a kid (and still do). The idea of running away to live in a museum and being able to spend quality time with the exhibits is fun.

The question is, is it a real Michelangelo or not? Can Claudia and her brother find out what the adults don't know?

Truly a great book! I loved it from the beginning to the end!

Oct 02, 2013
  • Luv2cNewThings rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is over TWO DECADES since I've read this book, but when the title popped up on screen my eyes widened and a smile crept onto my face. I remember reading and loving this book as a child.

I remember reading how the older sister was methodic and planning, which reminded me a lot about myself. I remember the younger brother simply following. I also remember how the book went from a pair of runaways into a mystery. What did it start with? An emblem at the bottom of an angel statue. (If I remember correctly.)

Even as a child, it was a very fun and easy read.

Quirky and practical, just like its enterprising protagonists. Immensely appealing, it may leave you scratching your head at the end. Which makes it all the more appealing as a re-read.

Jun 19, 2013
  • gottschalk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

PERFECT.

Awesome for anyone! Anything by Koningsburg is awesome.

Won the Newberry Award. Highly recommended.

Dec 29, 2012
  • sarahbethtanzer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very good book, you should read it if you get the chance!

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When Claudia and Jamie runs away from home, they face 2 problems: 1. Claudia wanted to feel diffrent, 2. They found a statue so beautiful they could not feel desired to go home until they find its real maker. What, in fact, should they do?

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