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E.L. Konigsburg

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

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“From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E.L. Konigsburg is a beloved children’s novel that tells the enchanting story of Claudia Kincaid and her younger brother Jamie as they run away from home and hide out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Claudia, feeling unappreciated and misunderstood at home, meticulously plans her escape, enlisting her brother Jamie for his savings and resourcefulness. The siblings embark on their adventure, blending into the museum’s daily visitors and carefully avoiding detection by the museum staff. As they settle into their new life among the exhibits, they stumble upon a mystery surrounding a beautiful statue, possibly sculpted by Michelangelo, recently acquired by the museum.

Intrigued by the statue, Claudia becomes determined to uncover its origins and prove her theory about its creator. This quest leads them to the reclusive and eccentric Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the former owner of the statue. The encounter with Mrs. Frankweiler, and the subsequent revelations, provide the children with a sense of closure and self-discovery.

Konigsburg’s novel is celebrated for its engaging narrative, rich character development, and the seamless blending of adventure, mystery, and the journey towards self-awareness. Claudia and Jamie’s resourcefulness, combined with their growing understanding of art and history, captivates readers and highlights the value of curiosity and determination.

“From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious Newbery Medal, and continues to be a cherished classic in children’s literature. Its themes of independence, family dynamics, and the search for identity resonate with readers of all ages, making it a timeless and inspiring story.


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