Monday, December 17, 2012

Sleigh Tour The Magic of Christmas: (Review & Giveaway) From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankeiler by E.L. Konigsburg

 Okay, after that super long blog title, I'd like to say that...
Today, I'm excited to join the the Sleigh Tour Bloggers this week as we share one of their favorite Children's Winter/Christmas stories. To see who else is on the tour you can visit the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour event.
My Children’s story choice for today is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

My Thoughts
I was interested in this story as it came highly rated and acclaimed as a Newbery Award winner. Well, the book From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg did not disappoint. It is a children’s novel, however the story is engaging and entertaining all the way through. It’s a quick read that you can finish within less than a couple of hours.

Claudia and Jamie Kincaid decide to run away from home, and their destination is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They get involved in solving a mystery and make the most of their time away from home.

It’s a wonderful story that anyone can enjoy, but it’s definitely targeted toward younger readers. The dialog between the two main characters is witty and funny, and their adventure is one I wish I could have had as a kid. Overall, I enjoyed my fictional time at the Met. Great story!
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I’m offering one lucky WinterHaven follower of copy of the wonderful story. Simply fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win this international giveaway.  
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In addition, as part of The Magic of Christmas, WinterHaven Books is hosting a give-back that will include two book bundles to be shipped to an elementary school or library of the winner's choosing. The winner will be offered a few options and they can choose what 2 bundles and location to ship to within the United States. Good luck and happy holidays! 
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  1. Thanks for the recc, Arlene. I'm sure my kids will love this book. :)

  2. As a former Children's Librarian, I have many favorite children's books. But, one that stands out is Holes by Louis Sachar. Great Book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Anything Percy Jackson! Children enough?

  4. I loved all of the babysitters club books...also enjoyed Twas the night before christmas all year round when I was a kid
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