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Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

I recently re-read (after a long time) From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, a Newbery Award winning book. I won't give away the plot. You can look at the link in the first sentence if you want to know more about that.

I will say that the book is about adventure, and establishing relationships. And it is also a message to children, and to everyone, about learning, and processing that learning, and wisdom. Here's a quotation:

I think you should learn, of course, and 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 of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It’s hollow. - Mrs. Frankweiler to the children.

Thanks for reading.

2 comments:

FancyHorse said...

Mrs. Frankweiler was a wise woman!

I just now noticed the link to your e-book! Has it been there all this time? I'll have a look at it. :-)

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks. It's been there for a few months. Help yourself.