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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Author:E.L. Donigsburg Claudia Kinkaid feels unappreciated by her parents and bored with her orderly, straight-A existence. She is nearly twelve when she decides to run away from her home in suburban Connecticut. Being practical, she chooses a comfortable destination--New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art--and a thrifty traveling companion, her nine-year-old brother J... more »amie.
After careful planning, Claudia and Jamie arrive at the museum, hiding from the guards in the rest rooms, sleeping on priceless beds, and bathing in the fountain. But when a statue of an angel, rumored to be a possible Michelangelo, is given to the museum, Claudia decides they must solve the mystery. Their search leads them to the statue's original owner, eccentric Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
(not from the back cover) A novel by E. L. Konigsburg that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1968. The book is a work of fiction.« less