2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
In this winner of the Newbery Medal from E.L. Konigsburg, when suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere—to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant.
I have fond memories of this book from my own elementary days and look forward to sharing it with my own kids. The setting of the story in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art makes it especially attractive to any readers who love the city.
E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. In 1968, <i>From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler</i> won the Newbery Medal and <i>Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth</i> was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for <i>The View from Saturday</i>. Among her other acclaimed books are <i>Silent to the Bone</i>, <i>The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place</i>, and <i>The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World</i>.
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