Title: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 2007 (originally published in 1967)
Genre: Fiction | Middle Grade | Classics
Synopsis from Simon & Schuster
Review: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a testament of timeless literature and it’s no surprise sealed itself a Newbery Award and still a favourite among both children and adults fifty years later.
I immediately fell in love with Claudia and Jamie. Their plan to run away and take up residence in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and learn alongside the visiting school groups exudes creativity and yearning for knowledge alongside their financial savviness and street smarts sucked me into this unique story.
The brief afterward is every bit as good as the story itself. The comparisons between then and now are thought provoking and nostalgic.
This story is good old fashioned literature at its finest and a book that should be on every child’s bookshelf.