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

by E. L. Konigsburg

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1967


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 700L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S


Interest Level: Grades 4-5


Major Awards: 1968 Newbery Medal


Number of Pages: 168 pages


Approximate Word Count: 31,030 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 4 minutes reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins


Book Themes: Family, Dissatisfaction, Dreams and hopes, Art and Culture, Wealth, Truth, Freedom and Confinement, Youth


Genre: Young Adult Literature; Mystery


Setting: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City


Important Quote: Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.


First Line: Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away.


Point of View: First Person (Peripheral Narrator)


* Estimate from Reading Length

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