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

By E. L. Konigsburg

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Claudia Kincaid and her brother, Jamie, run away to New York City and hide out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They must evade their parents (and the police), but need to figure out how to live in a museum. Oh, and the siblings also get drawn into a mystery of a statue which may or may not be a priceless masterpiece. Written in the 1960s, this story continues to enchant.

Perfect for:

  • Younger, middle school readers who love strong and independent characters.
  • Parents looking for a gem to read out loud to their kids.
  • Anyone who likes wistful and charming children’s literature.
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