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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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In this winner of the Newbery Medal from 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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Super fun book!

Who doesn't want to run away and live at the MET? Swim in a coin fountain? Sleep in an antique four poster? I love this classic so much. Read it, you'll love it too!

Much fun and childhood wonder for all ages!

A charmingly simple story about two kids finding adventure and mystery within themselves at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I think I loved this book so much as a kid because the idea of running off on an adventure was something I could never do myself, so I invested myself in stories where the main characters were kids who got to do just that. Rereading it as an adult who has had the privilege of visiting the Met many times through the years is such a treat! New York and the Met may have both changed a lot since 1967, but this book allows me to close my eyes and imagine a child's-eye view of what it was like back then. The fact that this adventure is based on just the right amount of realism for the time it was written provides the immersion that makes the story feel almost believable. Never forget that the best adventures are the ones that allow you to come home with a few secrets of your own~

Great book. Not good condition IMO.

I didn’t expect a book listed in ‘good conditon’ to have stickers on the front and markings on the back. Great story and enjoyed reading a Newberry winning book to my children.

Newberry Award Winner Well-Earned!

This was my absolute favorite book in elementary school. As an adult it still resonates with me. Your kids will love this book and it's a great discussion starter about art and family.

Greatest Book Ever

I am in the 4th grade and I had to read this book for school. It was the best book I have ever read. I really liked hearing about their adventures and trying to solve the mystery along with them. If you have a kid, I think you should buy this book for them.

A classic tale...

I read this book for the first time what seems like 100 years ago, and its story has never left me. This is the chronicle of Claudia, who is certain that she is gravely mistreated at home. She convinces her younger brother to run away with her, and her point of destination is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Running away and living in that fabulous museum would be story enough, if you ask me. However, during their stay at the museum they stumble upon a secret involving a beautiful sculpted angel with curious markings on its base. The story weaves a engrossing mystery that is solved by the two children with the help of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. However, the solution to the mystery is not the point of the story. These children learn that some secrets can be beautiful and can change who you are forever. I loved this book when I was nine, and I love this book today -- some twenty plus years later. Read this book yourself, read it to your child, read it with your child. It will become part of who you are.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Mentions in Our Blog

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler in Moments Today, Memories Tomorrow
Moments Today, Memories Tomorrow
Published by Barbara Hagen • April 16, 2020

About six years ago, my family spent our Friday nights watching the entire series of Little House on the Prairie. My intent was not just to share with them a little bit of my childhood but to show them a different way of living. These past few weeks have certainly been challenging with COVID-19 affecting us professionally, socially, and personally, but this gift of time, and of togetherness, has given us a taste of what life may have been like back in Walnut Grove and brought back these wonderful memories. My hope for all of us is to embrace the notable moments today as they will become our enduring memories tomorrow.

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