Plus, receive recommendations and exclusive offers on all of your favorite books and authors from Simon & Schuster.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
35th Anniversary Edition
Table of Contents
About The Book
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler!
When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because be was a miser and would have money.
Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad some ideas, too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she bad discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too.
The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her—well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home.
About The Illustrator
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 Bone, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 1, 2002)
- Length: 176 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689853227
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
- Lexile ® 700L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
Browse Related Books
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
Resources and Downloads
High Resolution Images
Book Cover Image (jpg): From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Anniversary Edition Hardcover 9780689853227(2.7 MB)
Author Photo (jpg): E.L. Konigsburg
Photo Credit:(0.1 MB)
Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit
You may also like: Thriller and Mystery Staff Picks
More to Explore
Our Summer Reading Recommendations
Red-hot romances, poolside fiction, and blockbuster picks, oh my! Start reading the hottest books of the summer.
This Month's New Releases
From heart-pounding thrillers to poignant memoirs and everything in between, check out what's new this month.