Tuesday, April 23, 2013

E. L. Konigsberg, the author...

...of the award-winning children's book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, died at age 83.

The book, which won the American Library Association’s John Newbery Medal for distinguished children’s literature, was about a sister and brother from the suburbs who run away from home and surreptitiously camp out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

It was also the inspiration, according to Wes Anderson's DVD commentary of The Royal Tenenbaums, for the story of Margot and Richie hiding out in a museum.

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