From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Siblings Claudia and Jamie run away from home with a plan to stay in overnight in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a kid growing up in New Jersey, one of the joys of reading the book was that we had a few field trips to The Met, so it was fun reading a book that took place in a setting that was both known and extraordinary.
As an adult, I appreciate the kids' financial plan for staying several days in New York City. Here's a fun computation. The kids leave with $28.61 and assuming it takes place the year of publication, 1968, adjusted for inflation, they have today's equivalent of almost $200.* So for example, pie in New York City is 25 cents, today's almost $1.75.
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For kids (when I first read the book, the internet wasn't even a thing yet):
Museum Kids- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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