From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E.L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Quotes
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On Saturdays Claudia emptied the wastebaskets, a task she despised. There were so many of them. Everyone in her family had his own bedroom and wastebasket except her mother and father who shared bo...
A reason that had to do with the sameness of each and every week. She was bored with simply being straight-A's Claudia Kinkaid. She was tired of arguing about whose turn it was to choose the Sunday...
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
"I've picked you to accompany me on the greatest adventure of our mutual lives," Claudia repeated. (1.26)
Besides, he was rich; unlike most boys his age, he had never even begun collecting baseball cards. (1.2)
Art and Culture Quotes
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. (1.2)
Interest in the marble piece arises from the unusual circumstances attending its acquisition by the museum and from the belief that it may be the work of the Italian Renaissance master, Michelangel...
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
"She was the oldest child and the only girl and was subject to a lot of injustice." (1.4)
Kevin was only six and in the first grade and was made much over by everyone. […] Claudia also thought that he was terribly babied and impossibly spoiled. (1.13)