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 imagin...
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The Frame-Up Reviews
Mona Dunn has an unusual life, to be sure. Painted in 1915 at age 13, she now lives at the Beaverbrook Gallery and spends her days sitting still and listening to visitors, and her nights running around and visiting other paintings, along with all the other residents of the other paintings. The one big rule for the gallery residents is that the people outside the frame must never know they are alive.
Sargent Singer is going to spend the summer with his father, the director of the Beaverbrook Galle ...more
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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
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.
This book was so much fun! Who hasn't wondered if the people in paintings are all shenaniganizing behind our backs. THE FRAME-UP takes that question and runs with it, spinning a tale full of good humour and delightful adventure.
I loved the balance of the two POVs between Mona and Sargent. The build-up of their friendship wove seamlessly between their storylines. I'm a sucker for family and friendship drama as well which was happening in front of and behind the frames.
A fair bit of Canadiana and ...more
I loved The Frame - Up! I love settings like this one, in an art gallery. What made this one even more fun, was that it's a real place. When I was a kid and read things like that, it spurred my imagination anytime I visited the places written about, and I;m sure kids now will do the same. Mona and Sargent were great characters. Charming, This was just such a fun book, with the paintings coming to life. I can't wait to visit the Beaverbrook Art Gallery for real now. I think this book will be love ...more
THE FRAME-UP was clever and fun with lots great characters (both inside and outside the paintings!). The author does a great job of creating and defining the worlds the characters live in, and we as the readers get to watch those worlds meet.
I also loved all the extra tidbits and photographs so we can learn about the real art gallery where the story takes place. :)
What an incredible book! I was already a fan of this author from her previous book, but this one blew me out of the water. The concept alone will sell it to so many kids -- imagine the people in the paintings *actually live* in those paintings, and can communicate to those viewing the painting. As an almost art history major, I loved that these were real paintings, that this was set at a real museum, and the richness of the art world developed in this story. But I still haven't even gotten to wh ...more
One perk of being a teacher is that you have an excuse to read kids’ books! A friend, who is a reading specialist recommended this book to me. I have to confess, I loved this book more than I expected, and couldn’t put it down. I am an art teacher, so a book about paintings that come to life (think Harry Potter) combined with an art forgery/art theft mystery, and art history was irresistible. The adult and kid characters were very well written, and relatable. I loved that the paintings that came ...more