When Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his fathers gallery are alive, he is pulled into a captivating world behind the frame that he never knew existed.Filled with shady characters, devious plots, and a grand art heist, this inventive mystery-adventure celebrates art and artists and is perfect for fans of Night at the Museum and Blue Ballietts Chasing Vermeer.Theres one important rule at the Beaverbrook Gallerydont let anyone know the paintings are alive. Mona Dunn, forever frozen at thirteen when her portrait was painted by William Orpen, has just broken that rule. Luckily twelve-year-old Sargent Singer, an aspiring artist himself, is more interested in learning about the vast and intriguing world behind the frame than he is in sharing her secret.And when Mona and Sargent suspect shady dealings are happening behind the scenes at the gallery, they set out to find the culprit. They must find a way to save the galleryand each otherbefore they are lost forever. With an imaginative setting, lots of intrigue, and a thoroughly engaging cast of characters, The Frame-Up will captivate readers of Jacqueline Wests The Books of Elsewhere.Includes a 16-page full-color insert showcasing the real paintings featured in the book....
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The Frame-Up Reviews
This book was rather written for me, and hit me just at a time I had watched an art documentary. So I was pretty into it. I feel like your average civilian would give it a more modest 3 stars.
The book pays a lot of homage to Harry Potter and the notion that pictures can be alive, move around, and visit other paintings. In this story, a young boy, Sargent, goes to spend the summer with his father, who is the head of a New Brunswick art museum, and quickly discovers that all the paintings are aliv ...more
One of my favorite reads this year. Wendy McLeod MacKnight blends humor, mystery, heart, and art in this fun and intriguing middle grade novel. Great characters abound - both inside and outside of the paintings. And MacKnight keeps the mystery tight and the plot moving while mixing in just the right amount of relationship/family problems. Clever. Innovative. Great writing. And a fun read. This one is timeless.
I simply LOVED this book. Sargent, the visiting son of the art gallery director discovers the paintings in the gallery are alive. Reminds you of Harry Potter? Me too. But here, it is a secret. When Sargent makes friends with Mona, a girl in one of the paintings, he has to keep it from his father. And there are more secrets surrounding the gallery, its director, and certain paintings. Several paintings are removed for restoration, but is that really all that is being done? And what will happen to ...more
I truly enjoyed The Frame-Up. It was a fun book set in a world that reminded me a bit of Night of the Museum in that the people in the paintings are alive. The Frame-Up is well-plotted and full of wonderful characters who endear themselves to the reader. The mystery keeps the pages turning and the reader wondering what will happen next.
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Nora has been in a painting in the Beaverbrook Gallery for over 100 years. The characters in paintings can come alive, but they are careful not to let humans know about this. They have social events, visit, and generally have a good time. When paintings are due to be restored at the gallery, the residents are less than thrilled, because it means time spent in a dark workshop away from their friends. The manager of the gallery, Isaac Singer, is having his son visit ...more
Interesting story, FABULOUS ENDING!
I personally didn't like this book. I couldn't read more a few chapters, I thought it was boring.