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

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

Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from home so her parents will appreciate her more. She chooses her younger brother Jamie to join her in the adventure. She has it all planned out. They will run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, just for a few days, and then return home to grateful parents. While they’re there, the museum gets a new piece, an angel statue. Claudia becomes fascinated with the statue and refuses to leave until she has figured out the mystery of the angel. Eventually they find out that the statue was sold by a Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and decide to go to her to see if she knows anything more about the angel.

Believe it or not, this was my first time reading this book. I’d never had to read it in school. I’m sorta sad at that. It is a really good book. One thing that really stands out is how she wrote it. With very few exceptions, this could have been written today. I can see why this is such a popular book. Kids running away and successfully hiding in plain sight!? Great idea! She also writes them so wonderfully. I’ve had arguments with my sister when we were younger like the ones they had. Obviously not about living in a museum, just ones that come from being siblings.

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