From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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About The Book

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.

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped -- right into a mystery that made headlines!

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E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View from Saturday. Among her other acclaimed books are Silent to the BoneThe Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 1998)
  • Length: 168 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689711817
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 700L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors
  • ALA Newbery Medal
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (KS)
  • SLJ Best of the Best Books
  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
  • Parent's Choice Award Recommended
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