From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a novel by E. L. Konigsburg. It was published by Atheneum in 1967, the second book published from two manuscripts the new writer had submitted to editor Jean E. Karl.[3]

Mixed-Up Files won the annual Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1968, and her first-published book Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth won a Newbery Honor in the same year, the only double honor in Newbery history (from 1922).[4] Anita Silvey covered Mixed‑Up Files as one of the 100 Best Books for Children in 2005.[5] Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children".[6] It was one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a 2012 poll by the School Library Journal.[7]

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