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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
 : From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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by: E.L. Konigsburg


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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Thorndike Press
EAN: 9781416949756
Edition: Reprint
Feature: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
Format: Deckle Edge
ISBN: 1416949755
Item Dimensions: 8255503850
Label: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Manufacturer Maximum Age: 144 months
Manufacturer Minimum Age: 96 months
MPN: 9781416949756
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 176
Publication Date: September 25, 2007
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 25, 2007
Studio: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

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.

Amazon.com Review:
After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburg won the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and her brother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents a lesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits!



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