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E. L. Konigsburg (1930–2013)

Autor(a) de From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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About the Author

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg, noted children's writer and illustrator, was born February 10, 1930 in New York City. She received a BS in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1952. She did graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh. Her best-known titles mostrar mais included A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, The Second Mrs. Giaconda, Father's Arcane Daughter, and Throwing Shadows. She won the Newbery Honor in 1968 for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and the William Allen White Award in 1970. She won the Newbery Medal again in 1997 for The View from Saturday. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was adapted into a motion picture starring Ingrid Bergman in 1973 and later released as The Hideaways in 1974. It became a television film starring Lauren Bacall in 1995. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was adapted for television as Jennifer and Me for NBC-TV in 1973. She died on April 19, 2013 from complications of a stroke that she had suffered a week prior at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por E. L. Konigsburg

The View from Saturday (1996) 5,950 exemplares
Silent to the Bone (2000) 1,337 exemplares
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (1973) 1,330 exemplares
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place (2004) 1,326 exemplares
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (1967) — Artista da capa, algumas edições; Ilustrador, algumas edições1,267 exemplares
The Second Mrs. Gioconda (1975) 1,245 exemplares
Father's Arcane Daughter (1976) 399 exemplares
About the B'Nai Bagels (1969) 356 exemplares
T-Backs, T-Shirts, Coat, and Suit (1993) 274 exemplares
Throwing Shadows (1979) 249 exemplares
Up From Jericho Tel (1986) 211 exemplares
Journey to an 800 Number (1982) 203 exemplares
(george) (1970) 200 exemplares
Altogether, One at a Time (1971) 169 exemplares
The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper (1974) 144 exemplares
The E. L. Konigsburg Collection (2007) 94 exemplares
Caroline? [1990 TV movie] (1997) — Writer — 4 exemplares

Associated Works

The Secret Garden (1910) — Introdução, algumas edições34,066 exemplares
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



YA Modern Fiction em Name that Book (Julho 2016)
What Are You Reading the Week of 7 February 2014? em What Are You Reading Now? (Fevereiro 2015)


I enjoyed the part of the book where the kids first ran away, and the practical details about how they lived and hid.

I wasn't very interested in the statue aspect, though, or Mrs. Frankweiler. Had she been a little more involved in the story overall, it would have helped. She felt more like a means to an end than an integral part of the story.
RachelRachelRachel | 272 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
Another New York themed books. A delightful tale of two young runaways and their voyage of discovery.
secondhandrose | 272 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped -- right into a mystery that made headlines!
PlumfieldCH | 272 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2023 |
I missed this one as a kid, not sure how or why. When I had to choose a "missed" book off the top 100 children's books to read for my History of Children's Literature course, this one jumped out at me because it was the inspiration for a part in my favorite movie, the Royal Tenanbaums.

Overall I thought it was great, but I would have liked a whole lot more of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Actually I would have liked a whole lot more of the whole book. :)
blueskygreentrees | 272 outras críticas | Jul 30, 2023 |


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