One Mixed-Up Night

One Mixed-Up Night

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Two best friends on the run... to IKEA.

Frankie and Walter aren't really running away. Just like the kids in their favorite book, they are running to somewhere. Specifically, a massive furniture store. They've been obsessed with the Ikea catalog for years. So they make a plan, pack their backpacks, give their parents the sleepover switcheroo . . . and they're in. One night all on their own, with no grown-ups or little brothers. One night of couch jumping, pillow forts, and unlimited soda refills. One night of surprises and twinkle lights and secrets they have been keeping--and waiting to share. One unforgettable night in Ikea. A tribute to the beloved classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! Only, instead of running away to the Metropolitan Museum, these kids are running away to somewhere a little more modern...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 146 x 214 x 21mm | 332g
  • Random House Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0399553886
  • 9780399553882
  • 2,286,910

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"A hilarious, hair-raising page turner, and an iconic portrayal of best friendship. It will be a long, long time before Frankie and Walter decamp from my heart."--Suzy Becker, author of Kate the Great "A dazzling debut by an author that we will hopefully be hearing much more from in the future. "
- Cammie McGovern, author of Say What Your Will and A Step Toward Falling "Readers will revel in Frankie and Walter's cathartic romp and learn much about grief, family, and friendship along the way." - Kirkus Reviews

"An engaging read that deals with deep issues and emotions with a light touch and a pitch-perfect narrative voice." - The Horn Book
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Catherine Newman is the author of the acclaimed memoirs Catastrophic Happiness and Waiting for Birdy, as well as a columnist for Real Simple Magazine. This is her first book for children. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her husband, kids, cat, friends, and books. Visit her at
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463 ratings
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5 25% (116)
4 36% (168)
3 31% (143)
2 6% (26)
1 2% (10)
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