Day 5: A Book That Makes Me Happy
Once again I am reaching back into old favorites for this award. There are a lot of books that make me happy. Most recently Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery. This favorite sticks out because it is so delightful. It could also have been a contender for the books I’ve read more than three times award.
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilor is much more exciting than it’s title indicates. Claudia and Jamie run away and camp out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s a fantastic story of children setting out on their own and learning that their family really does love and value them. Along the way they get caught up in a mysterious sculpture that could only be work the $200 the museum paid for it. Or could it be a long lost Michelangelo?
The mystery gives Claudia and Jamie purpose and ultimately leads them to search for the answer in the very mixed up files of the a Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilor. Can they find in her files the information they seek in a very short time limit? Can they continue to hide in the museum without being discovered?
The interplay between these two siblings is great. Claudia is the schemer/planner/older sister. Jamie is the more practical of the two. He understand how to conserve money: a skill that Claudia realizes she needs help with in order to make it living in the museum. It’s a fun story and one that definitely makes me happy.