Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.
fun to re-read as an adult... i felt like i was getting drawn into a kid's world.
I had never read this prior to this year. A truly awesome book. I was so enamored with the book, I quoted from it frequently (some even on my blog).
It turns out I had multiple copies of this book I did not know of.