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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (original 1967; edition 2002)

by E. L. Konigsburg

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Title:From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Authors:E. L. Konigsburg
Info:Simon Pulse 2002-10-01 (2002), Paperback
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Tags:grade 5, S-T, realistic fiction

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg (1967)

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This story is about a young girl named Claudia who wants to run away. She runs away to the Metropolitan Museum and has the best adventures.
Coming of age of girls

4-6 ( )
  hatease | Dec 1, 2014 |
Loved this book as a child! ( )
  marymargaretworley | Nov 30, 2014 |
It has been many years since I read this, but I still have warm memories of the adventure it touched in my heart. This book did more to excite me about history than all the textbooks I ever studied. ( )
  MrsLee | Nov 18, 2014 |
(6.8)
  mshampson | Oct 15, 2014 |
I loved this book! It had adventure and mystery. I never read it as a child but as a student teacher I feel it would be a great book for students to read. Since children are the main characters in the book it would be easy for students to relate to the characters. I believe students would be so curious as to what happens next. There is a suspense factor of whether or not they will ever be caught. This would be a good book to suggest students read during silent reading or at home. I would love to read it as a class too! ( )
  HeatherSilva | Sep 23, 2014 |
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E. L. Konigsburgprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clayburgh, JillNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miner, JanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To David, with love and pluses
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To my lawyer, Saxonberg:

I can't say that I enjoyed your last visit. (Prologue)
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away.
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"Secrets are the kind of adventure she needs. Secrets are safe, and they do much to make you different." p.150.
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Two suburban children run away from their Connecticut home and go to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where their ingenuity enables them to live in luxury.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689711816, Paperback)

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!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:16 -0400)

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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

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