Saturday, October 23, 2010
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Comes to Life
Why am I jealous? Because, when I was in middle school, I read the wonderful book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. If you haven't read this book - or if your child hasn't - pick up a copy. It is one of my favorite stories of childhood adventure.
A brother and sister run away from home and hide out at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. They survive by getting coins from the fountain and hiding perched on top of toilets to avoid security guards. Such fun!
While this woman might not have the same thrill of escaping - she certainly gets close!