This book review is intended for use in a small group. The book, “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E.L. Konigsburg, is discussed in chapter segments. Each chapter is given fact finding questions, inferences, and vocabulary words. The student is encouraged to read for details in the fact finding portion. Inferences seek to engage the student in reasoning through comprehension. Vocabulary words are to be found in the text and then defined. Definitions that are provided may be found in The New Oxford American Dictionary.
This is a story about a girl…..and a boy…..sister and brother actually. They run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York CIty. Not just for a day….but for a week. It is the adventure of a lifetime. The museum has an angel statue….could it be the work of Michelangelo? The author tells us “‘Angel’ became part of Claudia’s story about finding herself, about how the greatest adventure lies not in running away but in looking inside, and the greatest discovery is not in finding out who made a statue but in finding out what makes you.”