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

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

1968 Newbery Medal Winner

This book is about a little girl who wants to be special. Claudia and her little brother run away from home and hole up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art where Claudia finds a mystery to solve. She thinks if she can prove Michelangelo sculpted a particular statue she'll be able to go home. There's more on my blog. This was one of my favorites when I was a child,