Publication Date: 1967
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 700L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S
Interest Level: Grades 4-5
Major Awards: 1968 Newbery Medal
Number of Pages: 168 pages
Approximate Word Count: 31,030 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 4 minutes reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Book Themes: Family, Dissatisfaction, Dreams and hopes, Art and Culture, Wealth, Truth, Freedom and Confinement, Youth
Genre: Young Adult Literature; Mystery
Setting: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
First Line: Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away.
Point of View: First Person (Peripheral Narrator)
* Estimate from Reading Length