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The E.L. Konigsburg Collection

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  149 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
Nov 14, 2010 Grace rated it it was amazing
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Lpeterso
Mar 15, 2014 Lpeterso rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 28, 2014 Lilianna C-L rated it it was amazing
I love this book! My parents sold it a while back (I am a kid.) but I intend to get it again!
Loren
Jan 09, 2011 Loren rated it liked it
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
Jan 08, 2011 Pat rated it it was amazing
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Sophie
Jun 12, 2012 Sophie rated it it was amazing
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
May 24, 2011 Courtney rated it really liked it
I read this to the kids at night and they really enjoyed it and I thought it was a fun book.
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Dec 29, 2012 Johnny rated it really liked it
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I rated this book 4 stars because the first 2 books were great and the third was horrible
Lindsay Smith
Sep 10, 2014 Lindsay Smith rated it it was amazing
I adored these books as a child and cannot wait to read them again with my daughter!
Lexa
Apr 15, 2011 Lexa rated it it was amazing
Spent FCAT week reading this.. It made my week bearable!
Kerrie
Jan 04, 2011 Kerrie rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books ever.
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Jun 09, 2011 Hhand123 rated it it was amazing
SOOOOOOoooo much Drama!
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Jul 20, 2012 Torense rated it really liked it
I want to move to a museum!
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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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