Mixedup Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler

Topics: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Pages: 2 (873 words) Published: May 1, 2011
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was written by E.L. Konigsburg. This story was set in the late 1960's. It took place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Ney York City and at to house of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was in Farmington, Connecticut. Claudia Kincaid was an 11 year old girl who was planning to run away. She planned to take her younger brother Jamie because he had a transistor radio and he was rich with twenty-four dollars and forty-three cents to take them to Ney York and back. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler told the story she also knew about the secret about "Angle" the work of Michelangelo. On the bus ride up to New York was a little uncomfortable for being crouched for so long. When they got to the Metropolitan Museum of Art they knew that the guard hole punched people going in to the museum but not coming out. When it was closing time they went to the bathroom to hide in a stall so the workers didn’t catch them, they left the stall cracked open so it wasn’t obvious to them. When the museum was closed they snuck out of the bathroom and wandered back into the French and English furniture. Leave it up to Claudia to pick the most elegant place in the world to hide. She wanted to sit on the chair made from Marie Antoinette or at least a writing table. But signs everywhere said not to step on the platforms. Claudia had always known she was meant for nice things. Jamie, on the other hand thought that running away from home and sleeping in a bed again was not challenge at all. Jamie would rather sleep on the floor at least he thought it was right. Claudia pulled Jamie and told him to read the card on the platform. Jamie read “Please do not step on platform”. Claudia knew that he was being difficult. So she read for him “State bed—scene of the murder of Amy Robsart”. When they woke up they knew the museum was about to open and they had to get to the stall where they hid. When it opened they got...
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