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The E.L. Konigsburg Collection

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  126 ratings  ·  17 reviews
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth: Two fifth-grade girls, one of whom is the f
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Hardcover, 442 pages
Published 2007 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published 1996)
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Grace
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Lpeterso
As a child I loved the capstone story (From the Mixed Up Files) and rereading it as an adult was equally enjoyable. The importance of having a secret, of making a plan, of solving a question without a grown up interfering....these are the stepping stones of independence.

The additional stories were welcome bonuses.
Lilianna C-L
I love this book! My parents sold it a while back (I am a kid.) but I intend to get it again!
Loren
What could be more fun than running away to live in a museum? The kids have a remarkably easy time of it, which made the book seem as dated as did its references to automats. (The word's so out-dated that my spell-checker doesn't recognize it.) Still, it's a grand adventure. I can see that if I'd read the book as a kid, I might have adored it. Now, as a parent, a whole horror story was running through my mind as I worried about the poor parents abandoned for no very good reason. I'm glad I final ...more
Pat
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Sophie
I loved this book, its full of so much adventure. My mom read this aloud to my brother and I was so into it!
Courtney
I read this to the kids at night and they really enjoyed it and I thought it was a fun book.
Johnny
I rated this book 4 stars because the first 2 books were great and the third was horrible
Lindsay Smith
I adored these books as a child and cannot wait to read them again with my daughter!
Lexa
Spent FCAT week reading this.. It made my week bearable!
Kerrie
One of my favorite books ever.
Hhand123
SOOOOOOoooo much Drama!
Torense
I want to move to a museum!
Vicki
Loved this book!
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Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was an American author and illustrator of children's books and young adult fiction. She was the only author to win the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year (1968), with her second and first books respectively: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth. Kongisburg won a second Newbery ...more
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