Thursday, July 16, 2009
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by e. l. konigsburg
Newbery Medal Winner
(Apparently I have been spelling "Newbery" wrong all this time. I feel a bit sheepish.)
How can you not love two kids who run away to live in a museum? I mean, if you're set on running away, that seems like a fabulous place to run to.
Claudia and Jamie run away from home and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a week, where they find a mystery, adventure, and a little bit about themselves.
A really cute story. The characters are fun and the voice is fabulous. But then, it's e. l. konigsburg, so what else would you expect?
And apparently there are movies.... I did not know this. That could be fun. I may have to investigate that.
Anyway, definitely worth owning. I think all of hers are, though. And she's written so many. :D
What's your favorite e. l. konigsburg work?