Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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


This week I'm taking my teaser lines from the classic children's book, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, written by E.L. Konigsburg who died last Friday.  I read this one for the first time a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so in honor of Konigsburg's passing, I gave it a quick re-read over the weekend and as a "tease," here's a snippet from the beginning of the tale:
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away.  That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her back.  She didn't like discomfort; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient: all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes. Therefore, she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere.  To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place.  And that's why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Good book.  But I used to work in a museum, and it was definitely spooky after all the visitors and staff left for the day -- so I'm not really sure about living in a museum, even for a short time.  Still -- good book.



Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like this might be a fun read. Here's our 3: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-teasers-2-non-fiction-and-1.html

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  2. This was one of Brianna's favorite books growing up. I read it a couple of years ago and found it to be good but it wouldn't have been one of my favorite as a child.

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  3. Oh, this one is going on my list! And for the record: the knapsack on the back was never my idea of how to run away, either...lol.

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  4. I've heard of this book for years but never read it. However, I know a little girl who would definitely enjoy it in a few years.
    My Teaser is from BLUEBONNET BRIDE.

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  5. A great way to honor the author this week via teaser. R.I.P.

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  6. This was one of my favorite books as a child and my kids loved it too. Here's Mine

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  7. Great minds think alike! I only just heard of her passing last night, so when I finished the book I was reading, pulled this one off the shelf today for a reread. Like you, I read it years ago and remember liking it. But...Now I think I'll have to choose a different teaser for next week, seeing as you used the first paragraph as I had planned to do. My teaser: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

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  8. I absolutely loved this book, read when I taught sixth grade. The kids liked it, too. Sorry to hear of Konigsburg's death. I think I gave my copy of this book away but, if not, I will pull it out for old time's sake!

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  9. Great teaser... I actually never read this book, but perhaps my daughter will one day!

    Here's my teaser from SUDDENLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase.

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  10. I loved this book! I need to find a copy for my son.

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