From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler
by E.L. Konigsburg
Newbery Medal 1968*
Good story, gets my recommendation as one to read... a lot in here to discuss with a class/reader: kids running away from home (where would you eat, sleep, bathe?), museum treasures, art history, parents and family, generational relationships...
"...you should want to learn one new thing every day."
"No...some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside you until it touches everything."
*beat out Scott O'Dell's The Black Pearl and Nobel prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer!