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
Good. 1967 Hardcover 1st illus. 162 p. LC copy is signed by the author.; Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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.
Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Published in New York by Atheneum in 1981. Later Printing (Twentieth Printing is stated on copyright page). John Newberry Medal Winner. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "For Karen with the best wishes from Claudia, Janice and E.L. Konigsburg. " Book very good except for the color wearing off along the top and bottom edges, previous owner's signature on first free end page, slight discoloration (spotting) on paste downs and free end pages. DJ very good except for chipping on corners and top spine end, wearing along edges, minor nicks along top edge of front cover, two pieces of tape on bottom spine end and bottom corner of front cover, John Newberry Medal sticker on front cover, fading and discoloration on covers, spine, and flaps. DJ price reads "$8.95".
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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