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E. L. Konigsburg (1930–2013)

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

35+ Works 30,871 Membros 595 Reviews 37 Favorited

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 de E. L. Konigsburg

The View from Saturday (1996) 6,145 cópias
Silent to the Bone (2000) 1,364 cópias
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place (2004) 1,351 cópias
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (1967) — Artista da capa, algumas edições; Ilustrador, algumas edições1,299 cópias
The Second Mrs. Gioconda (1975) 1,282 cópias
Father's Arcane Daughter (1976) 413 cópias
About the B'Nai Bagels (1969) 361 cópias
Throwing Shadows (1979) 251 cópias
Up from Jericho Tel (1986) 214 cópias
Journey to an 800 Number (1982) 208 cópias
(george) (1970) 204 cópias
Altogether, One at a Time (1971) 171 cópias
The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper (1974) 148 cópias
Caroline? [1990 TV movie] (1997) — Writer — 4 cópias
The E.L. Konigsburg Collection (2007) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Secret Garden (1911) — Introdução, algumas edições35,418 cópias
A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias


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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)


Rereading this with my daughter was wonderful! The magic of running away to live in the MET still resonated, but I loved Claudia's journey to understand herself even more than I did as a child. Her exploration of her own motivations will stay with her much longer than her week in the museum. I loved that she and her brother Jamie have such different personalities when it comes to spending money and planning. They are forced to learn how to prioritize and compromise. And Mrs. Frankweiler is just delightful!… (mais)
bookworm12 | outras 278 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
I was underwhelmed by this story of two girls pretending to be witches. There were several smile-inducing situations but for me most of it fell rather flat. This is the second book I've read by this author that just didn't impress me at all, especially considering it was a Newbery Honor winner. Meh.
fuzzi | outras 24 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |
I didn't like the sarcastic nature of all the characters in this book. I don't disagree that 6th graders may be sarcastic, but reading a book aloud to them that models it for them isn't what I'd like to do as a teacher. I won't be reading this book to the class or placing it in my classroom library. They can find it at the public library if they so wish.
GrowWithMe | outras 124 resenhas | Apr 25, 2024 |
What fun to read this again after nearly 40 years!

I remembered a few good sections and the exchange of characters leading each other back and forth,
but the ending in The Files was a true surprise.

(Just wish that, even in 1967, Mrs. Basil had moved to a happy smaller home and given away her money to poor folks.)
m.belljackson | outras 278 resenhas | Mar 16, 2024 |


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