From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Comprehension Packet

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Reading comprehension questions and answer key for: From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg Summary: In this now classic story, Claudia and Jaime Kincaid run away from home and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for a few days. While they are there, they become transfixed by a beautiful sculpture called Angel, that the museum thinks may have been made by Michaelangelo. The kids embark on a quest to solve the mystery of Angel and, in the process, spend several fun, funny, and poignant days in the Met. The mystery gets even better when the kids meet Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and through the course of the story, both kids learn a lot of about the world and themselves. Reading level: 5th grade. Themes: growing up/coming of age, sibling relationships, solving a mystery, art. Audience: This book is great for student who enjoy a mystery. The tone is playful and sweet. Written in 1965, the book is quite innocent, although modern kids relate to it well. Because the themes are very "clean" is book is also great for younger students with advanced reading levels.

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