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

When 12-year-old Claudia decides to run away, she plans everything very carefully: she will be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she will go in comfort — she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! She even invites her brother Jamie to go, because while she's saved up some of her own money, Jamie is a miser and has plenty to spare. And since Claudia is a good organizer (and Jamie has some good ideas, too) the two take up residence at the museum right on schedule. Except after the novelty wears off, Claudia realizes she doesn't really feel any different, even though she expected she would.

Then a new exhibit arrives: a marble angel statue that might be a real Michaelangelo... but no one can prove it. Soon the siblings are wrapped up in the mystery of the statue, which requires finding the previous owner of the statue, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and digging into her files to find the proof they need. And her adventure with Mrs. Frankweiler might also help Claudia figure out a way to go home. This modern classic novel, which won the Newbery Medal in 1968, is a suspenseful, intriguing urban adventure story that's perfect for both young and old!

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Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author E.L. Konigsburg
ISBN 9781416949756
Publication Date Apr 1, 1998
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Award Winners Newbery Medal, National Book Finalist
Language English