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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! — Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689711817
ISBN-10: 0689711816
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 168
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4.1 stars, based on 285 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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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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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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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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WINNER OF THE NEWBERRY MEDAL!!

"Not only one of the most original stories of many years but one of the most humorous and one with characters fully developed!" THE HORN BOOK

YOU AND YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!
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This is an old favorite of mine, first read when it was new & I was a child. It's a wonderful story, especially if you're from NYC and have been to this museum. A classic. I got this copy for my son's girlfriend, who is an Art History major in college & had never heard of the book! She enjoyed it very much.
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Loved it as a kid and an adult!
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Great characters!
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Age 8 to 12. Great story of a sister and brother who run away and hide out in a museum. With this 35th anniversary edition, don't miss the author's afterwards.


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