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The LitWits Workshop on FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E FRANKWEILER

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We’ll spend three sensory, creative hours doing what the characters and author did, and learning all kinds of valuable lessons from them!

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The story

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (1967) | Claudia Kincaid runs away because no one understands her. She chooses the elegant Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City because she aspires to elegance, and she takes her little brother with her because he has cash. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is the story of their escapades as they sleep in the museum, evade capture, and enthusiastically research a stolen statue—a small angel, possibly by Michelangelo himself! Their quest takes them to the statue’s donor, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, who not only reveals the statue’s true source, but helps Claudia see that elegance is an illusion, and that having knowledge is better than having wealth.

The workshop

A few weeks before our workshop, we'll send your child a LitWits Kit of supplies. (See what that looks like here. Note that our supplies always include a story-related snack, but we'll let you know what that is ahead of time, so you can replace as necessary.)

The kit includes the book, which should be read or listened to before the workshop. It's fine to use your own heavily abridged and/or audio version instead--whatever makes the book more enjoyable for your child.

In the workshop, we'll spend three sensory, creative hours doing what the characters and author did, and learning all kinds of valuable lessons from them! (Learn more about our experiential workshops here.)

Kids have a blast opening their LitWits Kits in class, removing each item step by step in a “slow reveal,” as we talk, work, and play our way through the story’s narrative arc.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (AM and PM sessions are for different ages) - Registration closes February 1

Ages: The morning session (9a-12p) is for ages 7+; the afternoon session (1-4p) is for ages 10+. Older kids are welcome to attend the younger session, but not the other way around. Learn how the content differs here, under "Details."

Cost: The cost for the first child is $65; the price for each additional sibling is $50. Prices include a LitWits Kit of supplies. LitWits is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School: use promo code CHARTER on the ticket page to register without prepaying.

Cancellation policy: We can offer refunds only for orders cancelled 30 days prior to the workshop; by then we've already bought (and possibly already shipped) nonreturnable supplies. Unfortunately, we can't offer makeups.

Other LitWitty learning options for this book

1. A week or two after our workshop, a recorded version will be available online for just $25. Have a fun, memorable "field trip" together as a family (or co-op)! We'll send you all the printables needed, and you can use our list to gather your own easy, inexpensive supplies. Learn more and see our current offerings here.

2. Or, if you'd like to teach this book in fun, hands-on ways yourself, purchase access to our Explorer's Guide for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler for just $18. Teaching the LitWits way shows your kids the JOY of great books! Perfect for co-ops and book clubs.

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