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

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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 the 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 an auction
for a bargain price of $250. 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. This quest leads Claudia to
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue
and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

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-10: 1416949755
ISBN-13: 9781416949756
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 09/25/2007
Pages: 176
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade