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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. Konigsburg
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 live in comfort -- at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She invited her brother Jamie to go, too, mostly because he was a miser and would have money. — The two too...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440431800
ISBN-10: 0440431808
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.3 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler on + 5 more book reviews
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This was one of my favorite books as a child because it featured my favorite art museum as well - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met). And the best part about Claudia and Jamie's run away adventures is they get to stay over night at the museum, solve a mystery and earn the respect of the reclusive and mysterious Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Even time I go to the Met, I entertain thoughts of hiding myself away in a bathroom stall just like Claudia did so I could stay the night too! Of course, the security guards are well aware of this book and throughly check all the bathrooms at closing every night.
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This book for young people won the Newbery Medal. A girl and her younger brother run away from home to a museum and solve a mystery. It has a clever plot and is well-written, and I appreciate the fact that the author was not out to rub a child's nose in death and misery in the name of being relevant to modern youth. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it less than stories that have more humor and maybe a touch of fantasy or imagination in them.
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Classic childrens book that is almost more enjoyable for grown-ups! two children run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. All sorts of historical asides and insight into human nature all wrapped up together in a charming book. After you've read it, go visit the museum!
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One of the best books for an 11 year old girl I can imagine. And if yoy're not 11 anymore you may love it too. Especially if you like funny books about adventure in NYC!
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"From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" is a fantastic book, about two siblings (a young boy and girl) that decide to run away. This book captures their journey, from taking baths in a fountain, to sleeping in a bed that is on display at teh museum. This is an awesome book for all ages!
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reviewed From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler on + 6060 more book reviews
Very odd book. It was a read aloud in my 4th grade class back in 1968 (Mrs. Stockbridge probably picked it because it won the Newberry Award), but after an exciting start, the class soon got bored with it, and - HORRORS! - she and the class decided we should stop reading it. When I protested and said that I thought it was interesting, she said the most humiliating thing a teacher ever said to me - "You would!" Well, she still was one of my favorite teachers.
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Best book ever. My Favorite book on my bookshelf!!
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Another fun Newbery Award Winner. I love reading these Award winning novels because they are so good. A couple of curious kids in a museum...very fun!

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