What are the best books by E.L. Konigsburg?

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    #1Altogether, One At a Time

    Altogether, One At a Time

    Altogether, One At a Time is a funny picture book containing four stories written by two-time Newbery medal winner E.L. Konigsburg. It was published in 1998 with illustrations from Gail Haley, Mercer Mayer, Gary Parker, and Laurel Schindelman.

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    Ann Lucas
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The solution to this topic goes with what is asked of. The book sounds like a good book to read. After reading the description and reviews, I am intrigued to find out what is in the book. I would like to read it. I think the person will be happy with the recommendation."
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    #2From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

    From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

    From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. is a classic picture book written and illustrated by literary icon E.L. Konigsburg. It was originally published in 1957. It is about a girl who ran away from her house and found an adventure in New York City.

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    Ralph Vasquez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "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."
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    #3Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's

    Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's

    Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's is a picture book written and illustrated by Newbery-winning author E.L. Konigsburg. It was originally released in October 1992. It is about a girl who visited her grandmother in New York City.

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    Linda Miller
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a cute book for sure, but it was also hard to understand the little girl at times. She seemed amazed at some things in New York City, which is normal, but there were things that she should have been fully aware of but still showed surprise. It just made a nice read a little harder to read. The illustrations are amazing!"
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    #4Talk, Talk

    Talk, Talk

    Talk, Talk: A Children's Book Author Speaks to Grown-Ups is a compilation of speeches written by E.L. Konigsburg. It was released in May 1995. The speeches were written over a period of 25 years.

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    Wendy Yin
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you aren't into speeches then this book is not worth the read. When looking for a book, I want something to keep my interest and unfortunately, this book was not it."
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    #5The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper

    The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper

    The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper is a thrilling suspense novel for young adults written by Newbery medal winner E.L. Konigsburg. It was released in 1998. It is about a detective wannabe and his reluctant sidekick.

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    Frank Carroll
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "E.L. Konigsburg is well known for her 1968 novel, "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" (which won the Newbery Medal) but this 1998 novel is not one of her better books. It seems as if she was going through the motions with writing a children's book - but the story lacks any emotional connection with the main characters. I would definitely NOT recommend this as a "best books" nor would I start with this book if I wanted to read E.L. Konigsburg. This book is probably best left to only those who are completists and want to read everything from this author."
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    #6Throwing Shadows

    Throwing Shadows

    Throwing Shadows is a young adult book written by two-time Newbery medal-winning author E.L. Konigsburg. It was released in 1998. It contains five short stories about young people looking for their real identity.

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    Harold Bowman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Good stories in one book. It's about people finding themselves and who they are. Which, this is something a lot of people can relate to."
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    #7George

    George
    George by Alex Gino is another groundbreaking novel on the LGBT community. This book unfolds its story through a child who creatively unveiled his true identity in his middle-grade years with the help of his friend.
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    Liliana Tapia
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "George is a tranny book for children. It is absolutely horrible to indoctrine children with these false ideas. Stop targeting children with these sick books."
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    #8My Father's Daughter

    My Father's Daughter

    My Fathers' Daughter by Hannah Pool is the author's experience and life as an adopted child by her white father. Curious about what it feels like to be with a blood relative, she tries to find her family.

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    Alan Sanders
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Nothing likes a Konigsburg book, this tale dives into race relations and the act of fitting into a mixed race family in the eyes of a young girl."
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    #9Father's Arcane Daughter

    Father's Arcane Daughter

    Father's Arcane Daughter is a young adult realistic fiction novel written by E.L. Konigsburg. This was originally published in 1976. This mystery book is also perfect for children.

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    Zachary Gordon
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I'm not entirely convinced that Father's Arcane Daughter is the best book from author E.L. Konigsburg. However, it is a very solid book, and if you're a fan of her work, then you should check it out. May be more interesting to kids, but adults can find some enjoyment from it as well. "
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    #10A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

    A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

    A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg is a fictio book for young adults. This book narrates a retelling of the life of a dead woman. This was originally published in 1973.

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    Mary Du
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Wow - THIS is an original story that I haven't seen before! I must read it. If all of this author's books are just as intriguing, I'm going to have to search out more books! "
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    #11The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

    The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
    The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place is a young adult realistic fiction novel written by E.L. Konigsburg. This middle-grade fiction book is first published in 2004. 
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    Karen Chen
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This was on a summer reading list that my daughter 'forgot' about for most of the summer. When she finally got around to reading this, she was just rapt. I could hardly get her out of her room for dinner until she finished the last chapter. I've always been a bit of a fan of Konigsburg, so I was pretty happy to find something that she loved. "

Summary

Best What are the best books by E.L. Konigsburg
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Altogether, One At a TimeBooks 36 Paid
2From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. FrankweilerBooks 32 Paid
3Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale'sBooks 31 Paid
4Talk, TalkBooks 29 Paid
5The Dragon In The Ghetto CaperBooks 27 Paid
6Throwing ShadowsBooks 25 Paid
7GeorgeBooks 20 Paid
8My Father's DaughterBooks 19 Paid
9Father's Arcane DaughterBooks 17 Paid
10A Proud Taste for Scarlet and MiniverBooks 11 Paid
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