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

E.L. Konigsburg
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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! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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

E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View From Saturday. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: Samuel Todd’s Book of Great Colors, Samuel Todd’s Book of Great Inventions, and Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale’s. In 2000 she wrote Silent to the Bone, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many other honors.

After completing her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Konigsburg did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she taught science at a private girls’ school. When the third of her three children started kindergarten, she began to write. She now lives on the beach in North Florida.

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An Excerpt from 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. 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,
      she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere
      but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place,
      and indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that's why she decided
      upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

      


From the Paperback edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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