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  •  Sorry! :-) (6+ / 0-)

    Author is R.L. La Fevers; Book one is Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 10:15:27 PM PST

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    •  10-Q much! i shall look. :) (5+ / 0-)

      suddenly reminded of an E.L. Koenigsberger book about kids who run away to go live in a museum ... :)

      •  I loved that one! (4+ / 0-)

        From the Secret Files of Mrs. ... somebody, right?

        Wow, a terrific read.

        And the museum they ran away to was the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

        (And we are once again talking about a book so old, I read it as a little kid.)

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 11:41:54 PM PST

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        •  oh i think yr rite!! ...E.Basil Frankweiler?... (4+ / 0-)
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          RiveroftheWest, P Carey, shari, Youffraita

          or something like that. wait i'll go look. BRB. ... YES!!!
 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler!!!!

          interesting, i don't think i read more than a couple of E. L. Konigsburg (sheesh, i mispelled her name, even) books and i don't recall the other title, only that i was impressed with both.  in those years, i didn't get to read much, i was spoze to 'guide' and recommend without reading firsthand, but fortunately had some excellent mentors' materials to use for recommendations.

          i loved the idea of living in a museum.  as a kid i loved museums, especially the ones with dioramas behind a glass wall. i thought they were moments literally frozen in time and that if i got inside them the timestream would flow and take me with it.  when the Ben Stiller movie "a night at the museum" came to tv, i was absolutely astounded to see obviously i was not alone in that semi-belief across more than one generation. (nope, did not even know of the 1993 book.

          when i was in s.c.a. & other such, i shoulda taken a poll...

          the books i hear about during WriteOn's are giving me stuff to look forward to reading forever!!!


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