From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler from LauraBy Benetech, posted on November 6, 2019
This book, a Newbery Award winner, was mesmerizing to me on so many levels. Claudia and her brother Jamie, who were the same ages as me and my brother, run away and hide out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I admired their adventurous and resourceful spirit to evade the guards and get food, and when they have to solve a mystery about a statue, I couldn’t put the book down. It reinforced my gratitude for a spellbinding story that you can escape into.