Welcome to our online book club for grades 3 - 5! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Kits are ready to pick up! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first serve. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E. L. Konigsburg
"When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn’t it?
Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself."
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about E.L. Konigsburg, The Met, and Michelangelo!
Scholastic’s page on E.L. Konigsburg:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website, their MetKids link, and interactive maps:
The Met’s ‘Mixed-up Files Issue’:
The Met’s 50th anniversary celebration of the book: https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/metkids/2017/50-years-of-mixed-up-files
Duckster’s biography on Michelangelo:
Included as well: A Met 360 Gallery Hunt and Art Response, a Mixed-up Files wordsearch, and four Met art coloring sheets!
We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!