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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
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped -- right into a mystery that made headlines!
ISBN-13: 9780440800286
ISBN-10: 0440800285
Publication Date: 8/1988
Reading Level: All Ages
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3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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Haven't you always wanted to hide in a museum until after closing? I have since my 4th grade teacher read us this book in class.
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This is a fun story about a brother and sister running away from home and hiding in a museum. It's fun because at night they get to sleep in some of the exhibit beds, hide from the staff, and take baths in the museum fountain and collect the fountain change for their lunch money. Of course they make it back home safe and sound in the end after making a really special friend, Mrs. Frankweiler.

It is reading level 6.8 according to Scholastic.
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A NEWBERY AWARD-WINNING CLASSIC
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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.

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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 be was a miser and would have money.
Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad 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 bad 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.

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