Annotations for From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Baker & Taylor
Two runaway children make their home in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Random House, Inc.
When Claudia decided to run away, she planned  very carefully. She would be gone for just long  enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia  appreciation. And she would live in comfort -- at the  Metropolitan Museum of Art. She invited her brother  Jamie to go, too, mostly because he was a miser and  would have money.

The two took up  residence in 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 had discovered its maker, a question that  baffled even the experts. The former owner of the  statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. And without her  help Claudia might never have found a way to go  home.