[Epub] ➛ From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ➜ E.L. Konigsburg – Freeboooks.com

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


10 thoughts on “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  1. says:

    OK, I ll admit it I freakin hate the Newbery Medal Any time I see it on the cover of a book, I m 98.5% sure it sucks All of the books that have been given this honor seem to have been written with the intent of teaching kids some crappy history lesson There s no magic or mystery to any of themreading these books is akin to eating dry toast when you know damned well you could cover the bread with butter, cinnamon, and sugar I mean, if you really want to martyr yourself, do it ...


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    I first read this book when I was 7 going on 8 I read it, and then I read it again Then I read it again, and kept going until, according to my personal mythology, I had read it 11 times And then I stole my school s copy of the book I hadn t picked it up for many years since then, but this book is woven into my neural pathways every which way, and rereading ...


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    This was my son s first book he read entirely in English he is a rapid read of books in French already so I felt I needed to read it too What a pleasant surprise We both loved Jaime and Claudia and their adventures while running away and camping out in the Metropolitan Museum in NYC It is a touching book with lots of life lessons my favorite quote is Happiness is excitement that has found a settling place, but there is always a corner of it that keeps flapping around P 155 I have to t This was my son s first book he read entirely in English he is a rapid read of books in French already so I felt I needed to read it too What a pleasant surprise We both loved Jaime and Claudia and their adventures while running away and camping out in the Metropolitan Museum in NYC It is a touching book with lots of life lessons my favorite quote is Happiness is excitement that has found a settling place, but there is always a corner of it that keeps flapping around ...


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    From the mixed up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler, E.L Konigsburg Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was an American author and illustrator of children s books and young adult fiction 2009 1387 216 9789643495459From the mixed up files of Mrs Basil E ...


  5. says:

    99c Kindle sale, Oct 23, 2017 This short novel is a classic of middle grade fiction, and the 1968 Newbery Award winner Eleven year old Claudia decides to run away from home She was tired of arguing about whose turn it was to choose the Sunday night seven thirty television show, of injustice, and of the monotony of everything.You can tell this is set in an earlier time, before our media entertainment ...


  6. says:

    My oldest grandson Philip is an avid reader, a trait my wife and I like to encourage He d encountered this Newbery award winner in his school library, and wanted to own a copy, so we gave him one for his 11th birthday last fall When he discovered that I d never read it it was first published in 1967, by which time I was in high school, and focusing my reading ongrown up books , he wanted to share it with me, so he loaned me his copy Last year, he likewise introduced me to another ki My oldest grandson Philip is an avid reader, a trait my wife and I like to encourage He d encountered this Newbery award winner in his school library, and wanted to own a copy, so we gave him one for his 11th birthday last fall When he discovered that I d never read it it was first published in 1967, by which time I was in high school, and focusing my reading ongrown up books , he wanted to sha...


  7. says:

    For his autumnal yet incandescent family tragicomedy, The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson drew inspiration from a handful of literary works remarkably possessed of whimsy and insightful wit Chief among these is the late J D Salinger s short but utterly perceptive book, Franny and Zooey, whose title characters are members of the Glass family, the basis for the dysfunctional Tenenbaums in Anderson s film The eccentric director, drawing further attention to his enchantment with Salinger s fictio For his autumnal yet incandescent family tragicomedy, The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson drew inspiration from a handful of literary works remarkably possessed of whimsy and insightful wit Chief among these is the late J D Salinger s short but utterly perceptive book, Franny and Zooey, whose title characters are members of the Glass family, the basis for the dysfunctional Tenenbaums in Anderson s film The eccentric director, drawing further attention to his enchantment with Salinger s fictional family, even went so far as to pattern a quirk of one of the central characters in The Royal Tenenbaums after a scene in Franny and Zooey, where Zooey, the male protagonist, spends an inordinate stretch of time in a bathtub Anderson did the same, that is, cutting out a scene from a beloved book and ...


  8. says:

    There are certain, special books that I don t want to give up once finished I guess to prolong the separation and perhaps to somehow physically absorb whatever magic it possesses, I ll find myself pressing my palms against the book, sandwiching it It doesn t happen very often But it did happen with this book.I had never read this book growing up But I m so glad that I finally got around to it.What is it that makes this book so wonderful Let s begin with Mrs Basil E Frankweiler s clever na There are certain, special books that I don t want to give up once finished I guess to prolong the separa...


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    I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything And you can feel it inside you If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them It s hollow Here s a book that s lost none of its charm Siblings I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything And you can feel it inside you If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them It s hollow Here s a book that s lost none of its charm Siblings Claudia and Jamie run away together and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a week, uncovering a Michelangelo related mystery and, along the way, learning a few things about family, grammar, and the joy of knowing secrets New York is a great city to hide out No one notices no one Like all the best children s books, its example is disgraceful The two children have only the dimmest sense of the panic they ve thrown their parents into they break into a museum repeatedly and...


  10. says:

    I read this years ago as a child and just finished re reading it with my 7 year old son It actually touched off a lot of interesting discussions about what has changed and what has stayed the same in the years since the book was first published in 1967 my son piped up with all kinds of objections throughout the book, like what about the motion detectors and the lasers around the art Of course today admission is no longer free at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, no one is allowed to bring i I read this years ago as a child and just finished re reading it with my 7 year old son It actually touched off a lot of interesting discussions about what has changed and what has stayed the same in the years since the book was first published in 1967 my son piped up with all kinds of objections throughout the book, like what about the motion detectors and the lasers around the art Of course today admission is no longer free at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, no one is allowed to bring in backpacks and instrument cases, and it took me a good 20 minutes to explain to my son what a typewriter was and how it s...


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