Monday, April 30, 2012

Books In Brief: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

 Reviewer: Kassel

The name of the book being recommended: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Please give us five reasons why this book is awesome: 

1. Timelessness. Even though the story is based in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in real-life 1967, the book remains timeless despite the many changes that have taken place over the years (for instance, the museum is no longer free).

2. Likeable characters. Claudia and her brother Jamie are characters you root for. Even stodgy Mrs. Frankweiler is sympathetic.

3. Great plot. The story becomes a mystery in a way, as Claudia tries to discover the sculptor of a new work of art recently revealed at the museum.

4. A 360-degree ending. The story comes full circle with Mrs. Frankweiler's letter to her lawyer, Saxonberg.

5. Adventure. What kid (or adult) can't relate to wanting to run away from home at one time or another?

Where can I find this book in the library? It can be found in the Children's Department under the call number j KON.

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