|Interest Level||Reading Level||Word Count|
|Grades 4 – 7||Grades 3 – 5||30906|
The ages of kids reading or listening to this book ranged from about 6 to 10 years. I do think the older kids liked it more than the younger kids.
Basil E. Frankweiler is a 1995 American television movie based on E.L. The book previously was adapted into a 1973 feature film starring Ingrid Bergman, later released on home video as The Hideaways. …
Jess and Leslie are 10-year-olds, so one would assume this book is appropriate for the average 5th grader.
Guided Reading Set: Level R – Because of Winn-Dixie.
This book about a girl in sixth grade struggling with questions of religion and her experience going through puberty has been banned and challenged in numerous school districts because the book is supposedly sexually offensive and amoral.
Synopsis: 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.
Twelve-year-old Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from her home in Greenwich, because she thinks that her parents do not appreciate her. She takes refuge in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City, with her brother Jamie. She chooses Jamie as her companion partly because he has saved all his money.
There were other real-life inspirations for the “Mixed-Up Files.” The book features a small angel statue, possibly sculpted by Michelangelo, that attracts huge lines of museumgoers each day.
Jamie has saved money by playing the card game War with his friend Bruce for money. Each day on the bus ride home from school, Jamie and Bruce play an ongoing game of War, which involves breaking a deck of cards into two piles and flipping over a card from each deck.
You are able to stream From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler for free on Tubi.
Book Review It’s written for ages 10 and up. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.
Such a great book, the ending is very sad but the novel itself is so well written. A great read for 3-6 graders.
This book’s Lexile measure is 760L and is frequently taught in the 6th to 8th grade.
This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.
Because of Winn-Dixie tells the story of India Opal Buloni, a 10-year-old girl who moves to a new town and doesn’t know anybody. She is teased by the kids at church, and she has no friends. … However, the book has wonderful messages of tolerance and friendship. This is a great book for kids 8 and older.
Interest LevelReading LevelATOSGrades 4 – 8Grades 3 – 54.8
In the novel Matilda is abused by her parents and Miss Trunchball, the school principle. … However, library and school administrators have pushed for the censorship of the book on the grounds that the presentation of neglectful abusive parents can be harmful to young children.
Children’s author E.L. Konigsburg, a two-time Newbury Medalist for her books “From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” and “The View from Saturday,” died on April 19 at the age of 83, according to her family.
Saxonberg. Much of the book – in the form of Mrs. Frankweiler’s letters – is addressed to someone named Saxonberg. He is ultimately revealed to be her lawyer, as well as the grandfather of Claudia and Jamie.
One theme is family. The main characters are brother and sister, and Saxonberg is their grandfather. Mrs. Basil E.
Frankweiler and the kids decide that they are going to wash up and then eat lunch together. Claudia takes an awfully long time in the bath, which is especially fancy. She takes so long, in fact, that Jamie gets to lunch first and sits down with Mrs. Frankweiler.
Mrs. Frankweiler says that she’ll give them the files on the angel statue in her will, but that they can’t tell anyone in the meantime before she dies. Oh well. Claudia wouldn’t want to let anyone else in on her secret anyway.
Jamie realizes he saw the same mark in a book when they were in the library. They go back to the library and find the answer: “The crushed-up mark on the dark blue velvet was Michelangelo’s stonemason mark.” Claudia and Jamie are convinced they’ve found proof that the statue is an authentic Michelangelo.
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Jamie was homesick because he wanted to be with his family and have to take care of himself. Claudia is homesick because she missed being with her family.