From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Topics for Discussion

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What is Mrs. Frankweiler's personal mystery to solve?

What is the solution that leads Mrs. Frankweiler to change her Last Will and Testament? What problems could arise from this change?

What problem-solving strategies could Claudia have used to avoid running away?

Define homesickness and how Jamie and Claudia dealt with it.

When asked why she didn't sell the note or the drawing, Mrs. Frankweiler says she needed the secret more than she needed the money. What does she mean by this?

Why does Claudia want to be "different" when she goes home?

Will Jamie and Claudia sell or donate the note and drawing after Mrs. Frankweiler dies? If yes, why? If no, why not?

1. Claudia plans to run away because she was "bored with simply being straight-A's Claudia Kincaid. She was tired of arguing about whose turn it was to choose the Sunday night...

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