From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilereBook - 2010
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 that 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.
From Library Staff
Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Well Claudia has and she has a plan. This excellent caper begins with Claudia’s perfectly devised scheme to hideaway in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Because if you’re going to run away, why not run away in style? Accompanied by her practical brothe... Read More »
LPL_Childrens Dec 19, 2014
Claudia is ready for an adventure (and is tired of doing chores) so she decides to run away to some place that is comfortable and interesting: The Metropolitan Museum of Art! Like in Chasing Vermeer, an art mystery finds our clever main characters!
An enduring classic, From the Mixed-up Files... is one of the best children's books of all time. With two self reliant, funny, and daring main characters this book has lots to offer. Check it out!
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