Thursday, July 16, 2009

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by e. l. konigsburg

5 Stars
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?


  1. I loved konigsburg. My favorite is The View from Saturday. I accidentely bought 2 copies, I love it so much.

    And I spelled Newbery wrong for a very long time too...

  2. The View from Saturday is a great book!

    Newbery just looks wrong with only one "r"!