Book #5: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Book #5: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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

Injustices, Complications, and Secrets

In E. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Medal winning book, From the Mixed-up Case Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler , Serious Readers will take a rewarding journey through the stuff that makes us who we are. 

When Claudia Kincaid decides to escape the injustices of life as an eldest child, she convinces her brother Jamie to runaway to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

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After Claudia and Jamie find themselves in the thick of a mystery surrounding the museum's most recent acquisition—a 470-year-old statue of an angel—they uncover secrets that will change their lives forever.



Book images and excerpts from The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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". . . leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere."

When Claudia and Jamie Kincaid run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, they discover a whole new world with its own landscape and language.

It's not long before Claudia and Jamie learn a lot about art—especially the art of blending-in.

In this month's Discussion Guide, get your own art education with these activities!

  • Museum Lingo (Part 1): Match each museum word with its picture
  • Museum Lingo (Part 2): Choose the correct definition for each museum word
  • Michelangelo—Who Was He?: Research the master behind the masterpieces

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And as always, you can WOW your friends with your deep thoughts after this month's DAZZLING discussion questions and JUICY journal topics! 

Download the Discussion Guide here!

Book images and excerpts from The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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"'Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you.'"

Mrs. Frankweiler is right—the adventure is over—but Claudia and Jamie will never be the same. From navigating the adult world, undetected, to solving the mystery of Angel, these two brave kids have learned that "the greatest adventure lies in not running away but looking inside."*

Serious Readers, what part of this book will you carry with you? When you look inside yourself, what makes you, you?

*Excerpt from Something More: An Afterward from the Author, by E. L. Konigsburg

Book images and excerpts from The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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