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Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...Therefore she decided that her leaving home would not just be ...Show synopsisClaudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...Therefore she decided that her leaving home would not just be running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that's why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Claudia plans everything very carefully. But neither she nor her younger brother and chosen companion Jamie could possibly expect to find themselves involved in an intriguing art mystery. But that's just what happens!Hide synopsis
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (1998)
Hardcover, Turtleback Books 1998
Turtleback School & Library ed.
ISBN: 0881037311 ISBN-13: 9780881037319
When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the authenticity of a new statue.When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the authenticity of a new statue.Hide
This book is a wonderful read for adults and children. As a mature adult it awoke the sense of adventure I had as a child, and maybe still have as an adult. I have sent it on to my grandchildren a girl age 9 and boy age 7. I hope they don't test the adventure in reality though.
A real classic. ...
A great read for all ages, this is the story of a young girl who runs away from home with her little brother and lives in a museum. One of the most creative and entertaining books I have ever read in my life, I was enthralled to learn the logistics of life in a museum after hours. I loved this book.
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