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From the Mixed Up Files

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FC: From the Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler By: E. L. Konigsburg

1: By Allyson Lang | A book report on From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler | Pictures and text are taken from the internet and credit is given.

2: Summary | "When 12 year old Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from the suburban life she finds boring, she chooses her younger brother to run away with her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, right in the heart of New York City. Claudia has planned the entire thing precisely. One morning, she and Jamie simply board the school bus as usual carrying everything they'll need in Jamie's trumpet case. When everybody else gets off the bus, they simply lie down on seats in the back, hiding until the bus driver is long gone. Then they sneak off the bus and use some of the money Claudia's been hoarding to board a train for NYC. There they walk to the museum (Claudia wants to take a taxi, but Jamie, having assumed the role of treasurer points out it's much more economical to walk the forty blocks). There, they simply go in. The guard takes them for members of a school tour. In the museum, they look around until close to closing when they go to the bathroom and hide in a stall, carefully keeping their feet up, so a guard won't see them.

3: Summary | Claudia and Jamie sleep in Marie Antoinette's bed. In the morning, they get up in time to hide once more in the bathrooms, until the museum has opened. They'll eat at a neighborhood Automat. When money begins to run short they collect money from one of the museum's fountains. Eventually they will become fascinated by a statue on which has been acquired by the Museum, called "Angel." There's speculation that it was carved by Michelangelo. Soon they're on their way to see its donor, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler who lets them search for evidence of the truth in her very mixed-up files." Ann Gaines, Resident Scholar From

4: Claudia Kincaid -- The main character of the book, who feels unappreciated at home and so runs away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Learning of an | Characters | enchanting statue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art leads her into a mystery she can’t pull out of. | From:

5: Jamie Kincaid -- Jamie Kincaid is a lively 9-year-old younger brother to Claudia, who tends to cheat at the card game War for money. He has 24 | Characters | From: | dollars and forty-three cents, and from Claudia's point of view, he is rich.

6: Other books by E.L. Konigsburg

7: E.L. Konigsburg

8: The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City | Setting

12: "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

14: "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased." | Spruce Street School Class of 2009

15: "Imagination is more important than knowledge..." Albert Einstein

16: Maddie | Kristen | Jenny

19: Our wonderful Teachers. Ms Bader & Ms Waller

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  • Title: From the Mixed Up Files
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