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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 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. — Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416949756
ISBN-10: 1416949755
Publication Date: 9/25/2007
Pages: 176
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
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
Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 3
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.
reviewed From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
"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 + 55 more book reviews
It has been 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 waaay back in elementary school! 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 something of 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.

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