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

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“Claudia is fed up with being good and decides to run away. She and her brother hide out in the metropolitan museum of art, where they stumble across a mystery involving one of the star attractions. A classic adventure story that continues to entertain young readers.” Jenny

Great for Ages 9-12

ISBN 9781782690719

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“Claudia is fed up with being good and decides to run away. She and her brother hide out in the metropolitan museum of art, where they stumble across a mystery involving one of the star attractions. A classic adventure story that continues to entertain young readers.” Jenny

New York City girl Claudia, a mere month shy of being a twelve-year-old, has resolved to run away from home with her younger brother, Jamie. She knows that she could never pull off the classic spur-of-the-moment departure without a destination (inevitably involving having to eat outside with the insects, and cupcakes melting in the sun); so she plans everything to perfection, including their destination: the grand, elegant, beautiful, all-encompassing Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, no sooner have Claudia and Jamie settled into their new home, than they are caught up in the mystery of an angel statue bought by the museum for the bargain price of $225.

Is it in fact an as yet undiscovered work by Michelangelo, worth millions? Claudia is determined to find out, and her quest leads her to the remarkable, secretive Mrs. Frankweiler, who sold the statue to the museum – and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

Since its first appearance nearly 50 years ago, The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler has gained a place in the hearts of generations of readers – and has rightly become one of the most celebrated and beloved children’s books of all time.

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Weight 0.5 kg
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