* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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

by E.L. Konigsburg

Family Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #10

Well Saxonberg, that's why I'm leaving the drawing of Angel to […] your two lost grandchildren that you were so worried about. Since they intend to make me their grandmother, and you already are their grandfather, that makes us—oh, well, I won't even think about it. (10.31)

Oh, and here comes the big tie-in, the moment where everyone in the book becomes, that's right, FAMILY. Everyone who plays a big part in the book—from Mrs. Frankweiler to Saxonberg to all the Kinkaids—are revealed to be family in some way or another. How's that for thematic continuity?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement