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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (71,433 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. L. Konigsburg Narrator: Jill Clayburgh Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.

Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “An exceptional story, notable for superlative writing.” 

    Children’s Book World

  • “Has captivated readers for more than a quarter-century.” 

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “The captivating story is fresh and crisply written with uncommonly real and likable characters and genuine dialogue and humor.


  • “Jill Clayburgh narrates at a pace that allows young listeners to absorb the story. Clayburgh’s delivery captures the personalities of both Claudia and Jamie, as well as that of the opinionated Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Clayburgh’s inflections also express the subtleties in the relationship between Claudia and Jamie, drawing us closer to the characters. This well-loved Newbery award winner is enjoyably brought to life.”


  • Newbery Medal
  • AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Raynak25 | 2/14/2014

    " Best book from my childhood. Right up there with Charlotte's Web and Nancy Drew! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susie | 2/12/2014

    " One of my all time favorite juvenile fiction books. A charming story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Elzinga | 2/9/2014

    " My favorite children's book of all time---maybe it was the inspiration for me to attain my degree in Art History. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jill | 2/7/2014

    " That magic book written for children that still holds up when you're an adult. "

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