Book Talk: From the Mixed Up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Before a Trip to NYC
Re-Reading "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler" Before a Trip to New York City
This post was originally published in 2009 on my old blog, Bridget Eileen Commonplace Book.
I did not read E. L. Konigsburg's 1967 Newbery Award winning book, "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler" when I was an elementary or middle school student. I was either in "third grade" as an assistant teacher, or in my senior year of college, reading 20 YA novels for my Young Adult Literature course.
Either way, it's been a long time. So long that when I first thought to re-read it, I thought Claudia and Jamie ran away and lived at the American Museum of Natural History. They in fact runaway to live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is another site to see on my list for my vacation next week, so it works out. My roommate Rene has a copy, so I will borrow hers. I remember reading it back in my early 20s and wanting so much to visit New York afterwards. This time, that is what I will certainly do.
UPDATE: I went to the Met musuem and it was MAGICAL! See the Picture Blog Post at