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Re: [teacherartexchange] On My Blog


From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 23 2008 - 08:51:34 PST

My fourth grade students read the book. I need to get
a copy
--- Woody Duncan <> wrote:

> I put hot links concerning last weeks reading for my
> class at UNM on
> my blog for Feb 21st.
> To access the links to the book, lessons, movie or
> video
> go to my blog at:
> Exploring in a Museum:
> In my class at UNM (The Art of Teaching
> in a Museum) we
> read "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.
> Frankweiler". It was a
> new book to me even thought it was first published
> in 1967. I bought
> my copy on Amazon. The story was written for
> children. It's about a
> girl name Claudia who runs away from home to New
> York City. She and
> her younger brother Jamie spend a whole week in the
> Metropolitan
> Museum of Art. They sleep in the museum, they attend
> tours there,
> they bathe in the fountain at night, and they
> discover a statue named
> "Angel" which may, or may not, have been created by
> Michelangelo.
> James and Claudia search for clues to prove that the
> statue was
> really created by Michelangelo. Here is one of
> several resources on
> the web about the book.
> A few students in our class had read the
> book as children.
> It's been made into a stage play, a musical and even
> a movie called
> "The Hideaways" staring Ingrid Bergman. There was a
> newer movie
> version staring Lauren Bacall made in 1995 for TV.
> For some reason I
> missed knowing about this book or either movie. Now,
> I'm passing on
> my copy of the book to my nine year old
> grand-daughters Tess and
> Tiffanie. They like reading about girls just a bit
> older than they are.
> Woody
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
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> Watercolors on Note Cards
> 35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
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