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

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Grades 4 - 7Grades 3 - 5S4.730906
Having run away 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.
Paperback
Published on June 4, 2015 by Pushkin Childrens Books
ISBN-10: 1782690719
ISBN-13: 9781782690719
33 Book Reviews
  • serene_euphoria
    serene_euphoria7 days55 stars
    This is an INCREDIBLE BOOK! Never read anything like it!
    • tendergalaxy
      tendergalaxy4 months44 stars
      From the Mixed up Files of Ms. Basil E. Frankenweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg, teaches that abandonment can only last so long. Jaime and Claudia Kincaid, in the 1960s, attempt to abandon their parents until they learn a lesson in Claudia appreciation. They hid out in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City for over one week, but finally, they were caught and sent back to their parents. Anyway, it was becoming like normal life again. But most of all, Claudia had been satisfied by learning about the history of Angel, a sculpture by Michelangelo. After they returned, some things they had dropped were found in the museum, but they still couldn’t piece together what really happened. I recommend this book for boys and girls, grades third to seventh.
      • purplepearls
        purplepearlsover 1 year
        Great realistic adventure story. The descriptions and planning was AMAZING.
        • mireeka
          mireekaalmost 2 years44 stars
          Claudia is tired of her brother being spoiled. The solution? Run away with him to a museum. But when they get there, they find a mystery. It has already been solved, but who can prove it? It might just be Claudia and her brother.
          • bsc
            bscalmost 2 years55 starsFeatured
            In the book, one of our main characters: Claudia, decides to run away from home. She plans it perfectly: she’ll take her younger brother and they will hide in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Her brother has money, so he’ll buy the food and such. But when their disappearance makes the headlines and there’s a mystery involved, Claudia realises that maybe running away from home won’t fix everything. This book is full of adventure, excitement, and everything in between. Happy reading!
            • applemango
              applemangoover 3 years55 stars
              Claudia could have never just ran away from home, so instead she sets a goal that she isn't just going to run anywhere she is going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She picks her brother Jamie to be her companion because not only is he good at thinking he has a lot of money. Claudia happens to find some tickets to the train with some holes left to be punched out. So, they set off their cases full of clothes. They sleep, after dark, in the Marie Antoinette bed. Then Claudia finds a mystery statue....which lead to the start of adventures and investigating on some things...
              • bluejemsalmost 4 years
                I really liked this book. I read it in book club, in school. I recommend this book to whoever likes chapter books. This book is about a girl named Claudia, running away with her little brother, Jamie because of injustice in her family. Soon they bump into a mystery Claudia really wants to solve. As they look for answers they go through obstacles that might blow their cover in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they are staying away from home. Soon, they find themselves with a person who has the answers to their mystery.
                • ILoveToReadalmost 4 years
                  I really enjoyed this book, but the pictures were slightly creepy (I don't think they were meant to be) It might have just been a printing flaw.... eyp, I also think it is unique, and interesting and I would recommend it to actually pretty advanced readers. It is a little difficult to understand at first.... P.S. how do you do half a star? I would rate this 4 and 1/2.
                  • ariettaki08
                    ariettaki08about 4 years11 star
                    I didn't like it because it was boring. Why would you want to be in a museum when you could be in places like the supermarket or any store. In fact, they could stay anywhere and everyday they could move to a different place. I wouldn't recommend anyone reading it!!
                    • rosee590
                      rosee590over 5 years33 stars
                      i read this book for an assignment in fourth grade. it was pretty good and i liked it but it isn't my type of typical book