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E. L. Konigsburg

  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Paperback) 

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E. L. Konigsburg (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Adventure Books; Book Theme: Family

"From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg is an adventure story that has delighted children for decades and is considered a modern classic. Two siblings, Claudia and her brother Jamie, run away from their family home and have an adventure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They uncover the mystery surrounding "Angel", a statue in the museum. Under E.L. Konigsburg's deft pen, the two main characters in the classic chapter book seem very real and likable. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" has won Newbery Medal and ALA Notable Children's Book award, and is often considered one of the best children's books.


  The View from Saturday (Paperback) 

The View from Saturday

E. L. Konigsburg (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Realistic Fiction; Book Themes: Friendship, School life

"The View from Saturday" written by E.L. Konigsburg is a Newbery Award-winning book in the genre of realistic fiction. E.L. Konigsburg depicts four sixth graders and their middle school teacher on their journey to win an Academic Bowl. Each of the six graders tells stories from his or her point of view. The four children become close friends despite their different personalities. "The View from Saturday" is a good book for kids in middle school.