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What the community says about From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler
- "This children's book was a very nice read about a girl who takes her brother and runs away from home to a museum. There, they have lots of adventure and unique problems they have to solve to live there. It was fascinating seeing their story and I recommend this book for anyone."
- "She decides to run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York because she thinks life will be more interesting there than in her dull home. Jaimie is flattered that he is chosen brother and goes along with Claudia's plan quite happily. When they get to the museum they explore the galleries with all the other visitors during the day and sleep in an ornate sixteenth century bed. Then, a new statue of a mysterious angel arrives at the museum. The children are fascinated by it and decide to investigate it which leads to their madcap adventure. I enjoyed this story because it had a really interesting plot. Also the characters of the brother and sister were fascinating. They seemed quite true to life in the way that they sometimes argued but also got along well with each other. I really loved the setting because I thought the museums were wonderful and the idea of living in one and exploring it would be my idea of heaven! The story is told in a very light-hearted way; it is easy to understand what is going on but you pick up some interesting facts along the way. I think it would appeal to anyone from age 7 or 8 upwards.""My book club voted to read From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler. I was disappointed because I thought it would not be any good. I was really wrong. Me and my friends talked about it a lot after we were all done. I guess I judged the book by it's cover."
- "2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because be was a miser and would have money. Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad some ideas, too; so the two took up residence at 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 bad discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too. The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her-well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home."
- "Even though it is very old now, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler has aged quite well. It is a perfect story for teenagers and young adults, as it addresses the angst of frustrations of youth. This award winning novel remains very popular with readers today."
- "Looking for a book that involves a strong female character but not a romance? Want a non romance book for your child to read? This is a good choice. Published 60 years ago this book will still entertain young readers with its theme of "running away from home" mixed with a little bit of mystery. A great read for all kids, and parents! A good book for parents and kids to read together, avoiding the sticky subject of romance which might be too advanced for some young readers. "