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

Konigsburg, E. L. (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
Authors: Konigsburg, E. L.
Title: From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002, c1967
Characteristics: 162, [10] p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: [written and illustrated by] E.L. Konigsburg ; with a 35th anniversary afterward by the author
Summary: Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1968
Newbery Medal winner
ISBN: 068985322X
9780689853227
Branch Call Number: j KONIGSBUR
Subject Headings: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction Runaway children Juvenile fiction Self-reliance Juvenile fiction Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction Museums Juvenile fiction New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Runaway children
Self-reliance
Brothers and sisters
Museums
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Konigsburg, E. L. From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002, c1967 (OCoLC)737604353
LCCN: 86025903
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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Ever dream of running away? Claudia Kincaid didn't just run away from home, she ran to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and roped her little brother to come along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie transform from runaways to sleuths as they solve a mystery involvin... Read More »

Claudia and her brother run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she sees a statue so beautiful, she must identify its sculptor. To find out, she must visit the statue's former owner, the elderly Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.


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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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