One Mixed-Up Night (Hardcover)

By Catherine Newman

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780399553882, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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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...

About the Author

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