Okay! I love this book, so I decided to do it, I know that’s a bit of a no brainer but, well, I am weird like that. So I just finished reading it this afternoon. And it was good, as always.
This book is about two kids, Claudia and Jamie, who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in New York City, New York, USA.) There they find them selves in a number of interesting, creative situations and ultimately end up at Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler’s home.
This is a book written quite a few years back, actually, written in the 1960’s. However, the author (E.L. Koingsburg, if you are wondering) does a very nice job of modernizing it, so that you are able to imagine that it could have happened last year. The characters ELK creates are solid, imaginable characters. The characters pull you slowly into the story so you are transfixed by them at the end. In addition to the characters, the place where they go, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is interesting in itself. But what the children find, “Angel”, as it is called, I won’t give away any more, leads them to the most interesting part of their escapade.
A timeless book, it is not a novel, just a nice, short read.