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 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 ...Read MoreClaudia 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!Read Less
Illustrated by Konigsburg, E. L. Good with no dust jacket. 0440800285. Pb, light wear/soil, crease at spine, nick/small crease at upper spine, name marked out on inside cover; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 159 pages; Signed by Author.
Near Fine/Very Good. Red cloth covers. White illustrated Dj with red accents. Some fade to spine. Gold Award sticker on front. Signed by the author and inscribed to a family on front half title page. 8.5 X 5.5 with 162 pp.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0689205864. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 168 pages; HC/DJ. Reprint. Tight and bright in original and crisp edged pictorial dust jacket. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to cloth at spine ends. Illustrated with B/W sketches. No marks. Signed and inscribed by author to half title page. A handsome copy. NF/NF; Signed by Author.
My son really enjoyed this book. I would highly recommend it.
Dec 30, 2010
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. everyone should read it.
Sep 9, 2008
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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