From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by E. L. Konigsburg

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Why do Claudia and Jamie decide to return home?

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Mrs. Frankweiler makes a deal with them: If they find the file on the angel statue in her file collection, she will give them a ride home. They end up locating the file and solving the mystery of the statue's maker, so they are then returned to their home and parents by Mrs. Frankweiler's chaffeur. Thus, their mystery  and dissatisfaction have been resolved.

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