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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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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,... show more
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 serious cash flow problem she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781416949756 (1416949755)
ASIN: 1416949755
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 The real little magic
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...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 Imagine living in a museum...
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...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 89/100: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
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...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0 From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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....
Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it
4.0 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
I love this book.
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