For our September/October 2021 book club book, we're reading Newbery Medal winner From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg, a childhood favorite that takes place in our beloved New York City. Here's a little bit about it, from the publisher:
"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."
Be sure to watch this video about how this masterpiece came to be!
We'll be meeting on Wednesday November 3rd to discuss!
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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