From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...Therefore she decided that her leaving home would not just be running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And... show more
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...Therefore she decided that her leaving home would not just be running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that's why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Claudia plans everything very carefully. But neither she nor her younger brother and chosen companion Jamie could possibly expect to find themselves involved in an intriguing art mystery. But that's just what happens!
Publish date: June 2nd 2003
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Pages no: 125
Edition language: English
, Middle Grade
, New York
I love this book. I must have read it when I was a kid - I know I did - but beyond the museum, and the statue, I remembered almost nothing. Which was great, because I got to discover it all over again. It starts a tad slow, as Claudia meticulously plans her running away, but once they hit the mu...
Interesting framing devise that you forget about till you reach the end *grin* I found this one charming and interesting. And imagine every child with a minimum possibility of ever be able to reach the NY Museum would find it a million times more thrilling. There's is no magic more real, more so...
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her back. She didn't like discomfort; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient: all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes. Therefore...
I didn't read this when I was a kid like all my friends seem to have done, but I don't think I necessarily would have liked it any better then than I did now. It was all a little too "cutesy" for my taste, and while the motives were fairly believable for children, it's still hard for the main charac...
As an adult reading this for the first time, I really had to shut off a good portion of my brain that concerns itself with 'plausibility' and 'child safety', etc. Once I did that I really had a jolly old time! On one level, the most important level really, this is fabulous escapist fiction for kids....