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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: 35th Anniversary Edition

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Newbery Medal winner

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Publisher Comments:

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away.... She didn't like discomfort.... 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, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that's why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

— from From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort — she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because he was a miser and would have money.

Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie had some ideas too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too.

The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her — well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home.

For thirty-five years E. L. Konigsburg's story has entranced readers of all ages. This special anniversary edition contains a new afterword from the author, along with a few extra surprises to delight readers old and new.

Synopsis:

Thirty-five years ago, 12-year-old Claudia Kincaid left her comfortable suburban life in Connecticut to settle, for a short time, in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with her brother Jamie. Thirty-five years later, her story is still finding its way into the hearts of families all over the world. Full color.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689853227
Subtitle:
35th Anniversary Edition
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Social Situations - Runaways
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Anniversary Edition
Series Volume:
#174
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.38 in 9.52 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Thirty-five years ago, 12-year-old Claudia Kincaid left her comfortable suburban life in Connecticut to settle, for a short time, in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with her brother Jamie. Thirty-five years later, her story is still finding its way into the hearts of families all over the world. Full color.
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