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

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

by E.L. Konigsburg

Atheneum Books For Young Readers | April 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is rated 5 out of 5 by 6.
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 place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant.

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped -- right into a mystery that made headlines!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.6 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689711816

ISBN - 13: 9780689711817

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting! Suspenseful, funny and fun, E.L Konigsburg's "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" is a wonderful book to read on a rainy day. People ages 10 and up are sure to love this novel.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting! Suspenseful, funny and fun, E.L Konigsburg's "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" is a wonderful book to read on a rainy day. People ages 10 and up are sure to love this novel.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Night at the Museum How is it that I haven't read this book before now and it was first published in 1967? My daughter put this book in my hands and said 'Read this book next !!!' I'm glad that I did. Even given it's age, this book successfully challenges the movie 'Night at the Museum'. Young Claudia has decided to run away from home. She is going to do it in style, not staying on the streets or in a park, rather she is going to stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She convinces her brother Jamie to join her and the two set out on the adventure of a lifetime. I loved this book. This book is fun and it speaks right to the child hidden in most of us. Who doesn't wish that they could spend time in a special building once it has been closed to the public? maybe a night in a professional bakery or a quilt store?
Date published: 2009-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of those Best-Ever Kids' Books... Among the thousands of books I devoured up till the age of eleven, this one stands out as one of the greats. Why go to Hogwarts when you can run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (and strong-arm your little brother into going with you)? I will continue to buy copies of this for all the children in my life.
Date published: 2008-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from da-vinci adventure for kids... Everyone as a child wants to run away at some point - escape their mundane lives for great adventure. These two children do exactly that. Their ingenuity lands them living in a museum for awhile and investigating the origins of a mysterious statue. I really loved this book as a child, and loved the intelligence of the main character. A great author a great book!
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best kids' novels ever! This was one of my favourite books growing up, and I recently reread it to see if it held up. It definitely does. There's a certain type of kid for whom running away to a museum would be cooler than joining the circus. This book is for those kids.
Date published: 2004-10-23

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

by E.L. Konigsburg

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.6 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689711816

ISBN - 13: 9780689711817

From the Publisher

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 place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant.

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped -- right into a mystery that made headlines!

About the Author

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg, noted children's writer and illustrator, was born February 10, 1930 in New York City. The second of three daughters, she was reared in small Pennsylvania towns . She attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) and received a BS in 1952. She was the first member of her family to go to college and, unaware of her talent for writing, she majored in chemistry, doing graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh. Her best-known titles include A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, which was an American Library Association Notable Children's Book and National Book Award nominee, 1974; The Second Mrs. Giaconda and Father's Arcane Daughter (both ALA Best Book for young adults); and Throwing Shadows (ALA Notable Children's Book and American Book Award nomination, 1980). She won the Newbery Honor in 1968 for Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth and the Newbery Medal in 1968 and the William Allen White Award in 1970 for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She won the Newbery Medal again in 1997 for The View from Saturday From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was adapted as a motion picture starring Ingrid Bergman in 1973 and later released as The Hideaways in 1974. It became a television film starring Lauren Bacall in 1995. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was adapted for television as Jennifer and Me for NBC-TV in 1973. Konigsburg married Davi
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From Our Editors

When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the authenticity of a new statue

Appropriate for ages: 8

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