From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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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 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.
I love this book- it's a great story, extraordinarily well written, and funny, with realistic, memorable characters. This is the sort of book that you can read over and over again, and enjoy every time. I've read it about four times, and it's definitely one of my all- time favorites. I also recommend reading other books by the author, in my opinion, one of the best.
A great book
I loved this book growing up and am excited that it's both now an ebook and that I can read it to my daughter.
Good book not my favorite, but good
- Level: Grades 3-7
- Category: Fiction
- Published: Dec 21, 2010
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 176 Pages
- Language: English