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

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Overview

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 her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she inv 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 her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a 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 auction for a bargain price of $225. 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. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

E.L. Konigsburg

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

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was an American author and illustrator of children's books and young adult fiction. She was the only author to win the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year (1968), with her second and first books respectively: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth. Kongisburg won a second Newbery

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

Original Title From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ISBN 0744583276 (ISBN13: 9780744583274 ) Edition Language English Characters Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Claudia Kincaid, James Kincaid setting New York City, New York (United States) Connecticut (United States) Literary Awards Newbery Medal (1968), Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1968), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (1969) (83)