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

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by  E.L. Konigsburg cover, two children on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Written by E.L. Konigsburg

New York, Athenuem, 1967

5.9" x 8.6"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

This irreverent novel, the 1968 Newbery Medal winner, chronicles the adventures of an enterprising brother and sister, Claudia (aged 12) and Jamie (aged 9), who hide out for a week in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The book generated so much interest about the museum and its collections that at one time the Met maintained a special telephone hotline to respond to children's queries. No, young callers were patiently informed, it is never possible to sleep over in Marie Antoinette's bed!


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Storied City: New York
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler