Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her back. She didn't like discomforts; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient: all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes.... read more
Claudia Kincaid decided she wanted an adventure since she thought that her life was boring and that her family did not appreciate her. One day after saving up all her money for three weeks, Claudia and her brother Jamie told their parents they were going to school but instead they went to the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Claudia Kincaid decided she wanted an adventure since she thought that her life was boring and that her family did not appreciate her. One day after saving up all her money for three weeks, Claudia and her brother Jamie told their parents they were going to school but instead they went to the train station and caught a train to Manhattan. Once in Manhattan, Claudia and Jamie headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan where they planned to stay. While they were there a sculpture called "Angel" thought to be made by Michelangelo was sold to the Metropolitan Museum. The children became curious about whether the statue really was made by Michelangelo and they began to look for clues. They found Michelangelo’s stone mason mark on the statute’s base and a newspaper article about "Angel" which said that the museum acquired the statue from a Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler of Farmington, Connecticut at an auction. The two children were very excited with the clue of the stone mason’s mark and informed the Museum Committee of the clue but the committee notified the children that they already knew about the mark but thanking them anyways. The children walked to the train station to get tickets to return home feeling they had gained nothing from their adventure when as Jamie was just about to say “two tickets for Greenwich, New York” and Claudia interrupted to say “Hartford, Connecticut” where Mrs. Frankweiler lived. At Mrs. Frankweiler’s mansion, the two children introduced themselves and told their story in return for an hour to look through Mrs. Frankweiler’s files for the answer to the question of whether Michelangelo made "Angel". They discovered that Michelangelo really did make "Angel" and then returned home feeling that they actually had gained something on their adventure.
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