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
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
What a fun book about a boy who, as he spends the summer with his father, discovers something magical about the gallery that his father runs. In this world, the subjects of the paintings are alive and move and interact with each other. But they must never interact with the humans who visit the gallery, that is strictly forbidden! Fortunately both the humans and the paintings, rules are made to be broken. Young Sargent Singer discovers the secret of the paintings and manages to show them some of ...more
4.75 stars rounded up to 5. Such an imaginative and creative book set in a Canadian Art Gallery. Beautiful pictures of the “main character” paintings were also included. Suspenseful, fantastical, and emotional. A positive portrayal of both the male and female lead characters (Sargent and Mona). A highly recommended read.
The Frame-Up is a middle grade work of art!
Using the backdrop of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada author Wendy McLeod MacKnight paints a highly entertaining story that is both imaginative and fresh.
Sargent Singer is estranged from his father and hopes to reconnect with him over summer vacation. Mona Dunn's portrait LIVES in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Think Harry Potter) and is looking for a little excitement and perhaps a new friend.
Mona and Sargent' ...more
Fans of the Inkworld series will delight in The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight. This creative and original story takes readers inside the frames of the artwork at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. I loved learning about the lives of the paintings and solving the mystery at the gallery! Such a great read!
IT WAS alright...obviously I'm not in the target demographic, but I typically read a lot of middle grade fiction and have called it my favourite genre countless times. The concept was intriguing, Night at the Museum crossed with Wreck-It-Ralph meets art history in Canada. The characters had their arcs and you learned about them and saw them develop, but some moments were just...frustrating. Things were going down a very predictable path, way too many hints were dropped in the fact that character ...more
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
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.