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The E.L. Konigsburg Collection

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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
Hardcover, 442 pages
Published 2007 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published 1996)
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Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 09, 2011 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
Mar 15, 2014 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.
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Spent FCAT week reading this.. It made my week bearable!
Lilianna C-L
Oct 28, 2014 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!
May 24, 2011 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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Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books-read
Loved this book!
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I want to move to a museum!
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books ever.
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it
From the mixed-up folded of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler
Read: 7/23/15 to 7/22/15.
Three *stars*
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I rated this book 4 stars because the first 2 books were great and the third was horrible
Lindsay Smith
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I adored these books as a child and cannot wait to read them again with my daughter!
Jun 02, 2012 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!
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
SOOOOOOoooo much Drama!
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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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