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Name 3 character traits that Claudia exhibits in From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
Claudia is a strong-willed and independent tween. Jamie is a loyal and brave younger brother. Mrs. Frankweiler is a wise, eccentric woman.
Character Traits in Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Perseverance: The ability to keep going despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Resourcefulness: The quality of being able to come up with clever solutions to difficult problems. Adaptability: The ability to adjust or change in different circumstances or environments.
In the book, Mrs. Frankweiler is portrayed as a woman in her late sixties, but in real life, author E.L. Konigsburg was only 39 when the book was published. The book is inspired by the author's visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which is also the setting of the novel. The book was nominated for the Newbery Medal in 1968, but it wasn't until 1973 that it was awarded the honor.
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What character traits does Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler exhibit in the story?
How do these character traits help move the story forward?
What character traits do you possess that might help solve a similar problem?
What decisions did the protagonist make that you would have done differently?
Brain break: Draw a dog and a cat sitting at a tea party, both wearing clothes and top hats!
What is the main character's name in 'From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'?
- Mrs. Frankweiler
What trait does Claudia possess that makes her want to run away from home?
'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler' is a story about two siblings who run away from home and end up living in which famous museum?
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Louvre Museum
- The British Museum
What word best describes Jamie’s personality in 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler?'
Work together in pairs: What is one character trait that both Claudia and Jamie exhibit in the novel "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"?