"50th Anniversary of a Classic"


I remember reading this Newbery Medal-winning classic at age eight—the vicarious thrill of secretly living in the Metropolitan Museum, uncovering a mystery, and doing something none of the grown-ups were able to do. The book turns 50 this year, so details like eating at the Automat read like historical fiction now, but it’s no less enjoyable for that. A timeless book for the whole family.