The adventures of Claudia Kincaid, a precocious 11 year old, and her younger brother at a national museum and a grand mansion will motivate your students interest while completing the various activities in this Lit Link. Chapter-by-chapter questions will strengthen students' reading comprehension and assist them in developing critical thinking and emotional development. The vocabulary and word study activities are designed to improve literacy skills in an enjoyable way. About The Novel: Claudia Kincaid is a young girl who feels she is under-appreciated by her parents and decides to run away from home with her younger brother. They set up temporary residence in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. There they encounter a beautiful statue of an angel with mysterious origins. They soon discover that many experts believe the piece to have been sculputured by the famous artist, Michelangelo. The children decide to make it their mission to discover the true origins of this masterpiece. This mission takes them to the previous owner, the rich and eccentric Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler who allows the children only one hour to search through her files to find out the answer to the mystery.