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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 Newberry Medal Winner! — When Clauria 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 b... more »ecause he was a miser and would have money.
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 wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the museum so beautiful she could not go home until she 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.« less