Illustrator: E.L. Konigsburg
Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and 1968 Newbery Medal–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler —
now available in this deluxe keepsake edition!
When suburban nearly 12-year-old 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. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.
This elegant edition is bound with velvet-like flexible covers stamped in gold and includes a special afterword by the author, written in 2002 to celebrate the book's 35th anniversary, a copy of editor Jean Karl's first letter to the author, and a two-page dialogue between Jamie and Claudia written by the author for the 1968 Newbery Medal dinner.
Please note: these books may bear remainder marks and may show some shelf wear.
All sale books are FINAL SALE and may not be returned or exchanged.