- Series: Laurel Leaf Books
- Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Laurel Leaf (August 15, 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440931800
- ISBN-13: 978-0440931805
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 814 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,625,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Laurel Leaf Books) Mass Market Paperback – August 15, 1973
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After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburg won the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and her brother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents a lesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits!
From the Publisher
When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone for just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would live in comfort -- at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She invited her brother Jamie to go, too, mostly because he was a miser and would have money.
The two took up residence in the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems; she felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the museum so beautiful she could not go home until she had discovered its maker, a question that baffled even the experts. The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. And without her help Claudia might never have found a way to go home.