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

Written byE.L. Konigsburg

Published in

About "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.


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Childrens
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade
  • Mystery
  • Classics
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Adventure
  • Juvenile
  • School
awards
  • Newbery Medal (1968)
  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1968)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (1969)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (1970)
ISBN9780744583274pages178publisherWalker Books Ltdseriessettings
  • New York Cit
  • ew York (United States)
  • Connecticut (United States)
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