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

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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.

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