What a fun trip down memory lane! I think my fantasies of sneaking into the MET after hours and sleeping in those mind blowing rooms started before I ever read this and were probably inspired by Corduroy‘s nighttime department store adventures, but those fantasies made me immediately fall in love with this story, and in turn, reading this kept that fantasy alive in me (and a whole generation of NY children) for many years after.
I was feeling sad that my reread was on audio and I‘d miss out on reliving all the original illustrations, so I went searching for some of the images online and found this gem that perfectly describes the mixed emotions of revisiting a favorite childhood book https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-bed
I had to check this one off my list this #MiddleGradeMarch. It seems impossible I never read it as a kid. It was enjoyable but I might have enjoyed it more reading than audio.
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Good book to read with Trix prior to our trip to New York. I loved the fact that the siblings ran away to the Met and it was fun to walk through a few of the rooms whilst we were there and speculate whether they contained the beds slept in. I love reading books and watching movies set in locations we intend to visit and I do think it helps children get excited about vacations.
📖 12-10-22 || Love this just as much as I did when I read it in 4th grade (decades ago!). I love this special edition so much with the original illustrations, the photos of the author‘s correspondence with the editor, and invitation to the Newbery award ceremony in 1968.
I put this on hold as soon I saw today‘s prompt was #ArtMuseaumDay. I think every geeky little kid in NY dreamed about sneaking into the regency rooms in the Met after hours & playing on the furniture whether they read this book or not. It was Rodin room that made me first fall in love w the place, by I went back nearly every weekend for a year & those rooms became an obsession for me long before I discovered this gem of a book. #NovemberNarrative
Books: The tagged is a favorite, but I also loved: Fall of Giants (Ken Follett), The Firm (John Grisham), The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)
Authors: Jasper Fforde, Ken Follett, C.S. Forester, Tana French
Movies: Funny Girl, From Russia with Love
Singers: Freddy Mercury, Ella Fitzgerald
Songs: Fire and Ice (James Taylor), Fly Me to the Moon (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie), From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Books I finished in August 2022 📚 ✨️
5 🌟: From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E Frankweiler, I Am a Cat Barista, Wrapped Up in You, Always Only You, You Got Anything Stronger?, Strange Love
4 🌟: Playing the Palace, Davo, The Ghosts of Rose Hill, Recitatif
3 🌟: Dark and Shallow Lies, Witchlight
This is one of the books I read as a child that has stuck with me the most, but I put off rereading this childhood favorite because I feared it wouldn't hold up. Turns out I had nothing to worry about; it's still wonderful. 😇
Reader Harder Challenge 2021: Read a Middle Grade Mystery
While many read this book in grade or secondary school, I never had a pleasure. Enjoying it for the first time as an adult not old scared the beegeebees out if this Momma but was also fun! I so thankful they were never in any harm on their adventures but goodness the thought of it kept me on my toes and I read the book clear through in two sittings over my lunch break and split shift.
Loved it! Such a great middle grade novel. Running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a mystery, and witty sibling banter make this an enjoyable read.
Claudia and her brother run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As a child, I loved this author and her stories, I still enjoy these books as an adult.
This is a delightful read for kids (and adults) of any age. Creative, imaginative and inspiring. Wish I had had the imagination to have run to something when I was at these kids age. This is a delightful read for kids (and adults) of any age. Maybe, at my age it would be the adventure of my later years. It's a thought. The first thought is:
Where do I want to run away to? The second is who would I want to run with me?
This was a so-so for me. There were parts of the book that were sweet & parts that were just downright strange. I'm left not feeling totally sure how I felt about it!
With this book, I've read my #bookspin for March & read 5 books for the #MarvellousMarch readathon!
This also fills the Education prompt for #fourfoursin21 📚 The kids get quite the education about artwork & the difference a secret can make @Lauredhel
“Claudia knew that she could never pull off an old-fashioned kind of running away. .... Therefore she decided that leaving her home would not just be running from someplace but to somewhere. 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 NYC“
#LitsySpringBreak This is as close as I could get to Ecotourism . Please kids, don‘t try this! 😜
I feel like I have been working my way through this book with my oldest daughter for a while now. We‘ve finally finished and it was such a good read. We loved it.
You know you have the best neighbours when you come home to three large envelopes that your neighbour chased the postman down for.
Just two of the books that I got.
The museum book was mentioned in that article one of you shared. @Leniverse @rockpools @squirrelbrain @Caroline2 @Oryx @scripturient @TrishB
The Superman book was the only one missing from the DC Icons series. Now we have all four on the TBR shelf.
I finally read it! I could not put it down once I started.
A simple, but cute & adventurous story. Claudia is the perfect angsty preteen & I loved the balance between herself & her brother. Reading about all of the displays & interesting items in the museum also makes me really want to visit and see it all for myself. The added aspect of Mrs. Frankweiler made things nicely tongue-in-cheek, provided a great addition to the point of view, & made the story have a little more levity. Great middle grade read.
1. Back in the day before you used your real name on the Internet, I signed up for something when I really just wanted to be outside instead of on the computer. It became my go to name.
2. I‘m thankful to have made it two weeks after a long road trip with no signs of Covid!
@ferskner @Melmar @Grrlbrarian @Barbie.Hudson
Here‘s your invite to play!
Great read out loud that we both enjoyed!
Great story. I even enjoyed the little twist at the end. I had the audiobook and it‘s only 3 and a half hours long.
#bookmail no. 5! I remember loving this as a kid, so now I thought I might try reading it aloud to my students. We shall see 🤷🏻♀️Featuring my succulent, Zazu!
Claudia wants adventure, and, with her financially-savvy little brother Jamie in tow, flees to New York City and of all places, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where her curiosity and intelligence lead her right-smack into the middle of a nifty little mystery surrounding a statue called “Angel.” I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve read this
Needed a palate cleanser and this was just the ticket. Delightful.
Here is one bookcase in my parents‘ guest room, after I‘d already cleared out 15-20 books. The gray shoebox holds my 32-year-old baseball card collection. Some of the books were mine or my siblings‘, others date from my mom‘s childhood and a few from her mother‘s collection (which sounds nice but really isn‘t).
My parents‘ house is so overrun with stuff, but in a short visit all I could do was a little work with the books.
1/ I‘ve been reading a long time and I know I‘ve read other books before I read this one, but From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is the one I remember most. I reread it many, many times.
2/ JFK‘s assassination.
3/ hot lemonade
4/ hi to all new Littens!
A remarkable story about a 12 year old girl on adventurous mission in which she ultimately learns about herself, some deeply kept secrets, family values, trust and understanding, and some interesting history along the way. “From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler“ by e.l. Konigsburg is a heart-warming novel that will captivate readers till the vary last page. This novel is also a two=time Newbery Medal Winner #UCFLAE3414f19
Thank you for the tag @Chrissyreadit ! ☺️#wondrouswednesday
1. This was hard! Tagged. I also considered Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh and Bridge to Terabithia.
2. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
3. Also hard because so many series I love fit this category. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
4. Potato, egg, and cheese breakfast tacos
5. I think most of my faves have done this already, but if you haven‘t you are tagged. 😄
1: The tagged book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Harriet the Spy.
2: Dave Barry‘s Book of Bad Songs — it‘s far too short though.
3: I loved The Day of the Jackal.
5: Tagged — anyone who wants to play along.
#bfrc3 walk = 4.03 miles
I loved this book about two children who run away and decide to live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and become entangled in an art-historical mystery. Made me want to visit the Met Museum.
Always a good read. Using this for the library SRP‘s “a book that makes you happy” prompt. Also number four down for #14books14weeks!
This is probably my 10th reread of this classic (the first time in 1982 lol). It's still one of me fave middle grade reads.
Better than night at the museum
This classic story has stood the test of time and is a delight to read and re-read. Claudia and Jamie, siblings living in the northeast, decide to go on an adventure. Living on Jamie‘s winnings from cheating at the Card game War, they find themselves living at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Claudia and Jamie are refreshing and resourceful youngsters that not only survive on their own but encounter a mystery.