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5 Beaverton Children's- Newbery Award Winners

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

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ISBN13: 9780689711817
ISBN10: 0689711816
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Awards

Winner of the 1968 Newbery Medal.

Synopses & Reviews

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Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped — right into a mystery that made headlines!

Synopsis:

Having runaway with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Synopsis:

When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the authenticity of a new statue.

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.

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relda666, October 5, 2008 (view all comments by relda666)
This is one of my favorite books from my childhood and one I still enjoy today. The adventures of two children who run away from home, live in a museum, and solve an ages old mystery. Children's literature does not get any better!
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Virginia, November 2, 2006 (view all comments by Virginia)
This was my favorite book when I was in fourth grade. Now I have had the pleasure of reading it again with my daughter. It still rings true. Who wouldn't want to live undiscovered in a museum and roam the exhibits? The book explains questions you might wonder about; how do they get money for food and do they bathe? Yes, they help solve a mystery but what I really love about this book is the sense that the children really hid out in the museum & I wish I could join them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689711817
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
New York (City)
Subject:
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Self-reliance
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Law & Crime
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. cover ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
The Lemonade War Series
Series Volume:
1995
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Having runaway with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
"Synopsis" by , When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the authenticity of a new statue.
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