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
THE FRAME-UP is pure magic. It’s clever and funny and heartwarming, and a huge reminder of all the things that are wonderful about MG books. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the world inside the paintings, as well as getting to know the characters who live there—Sir Charles was a favourite who cracked me up. The friendship between Sargent and Mona was the heart of the story for me, and I loved how they found ways to interact despite the division between their worlds. While the mystery kept me hooke ...more
You know those paintings in the Harry Potter books, the ones at Hogwarts that interact with the students and professors? I don't know if this where author Wendy McLeod MacKnight found her inspiration, but she's taken the premise of painted beings interacting with flesh-and-blood humans and run with it to great effect!
As an art history major and a past employee of another Canadian museum, I’ve been excited to read The Frame-Up since I first got wind of the story. Wendy did not disappoin ...more
I just finished Wendy McLeod MacKnight's THE FRAME UP. It's about a real art gallery in Canada, The Beaverbrook. The paintings there have a secret (in the novel), they are alive. A painting of a 13 year old girl named Mona Dunn (real painting) is accidentally found out by the 12 year old son of the gallery director and they become friends. It's a fun story, and WOW, the author does an amazing job of creating characters for the paintings, imagining the constraints, limitations, and frustrations o ...more
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
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
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
Paintings are coming to life in Sargent's father's art gallery in New Brunswick, Canada. But something else is also not right, and Sargent must help his new friends solve a mystery. Narrator Bronson Pinchot's flair with accents perfectly matches this middle-grade caper chock-full of colorful characters. Listeners will be charmed throughout by ringleader Lord Beaverbrook's worldly wisdom, the visiting art restorer Archibald Sneely's insufferable air of superiority, and resident loner Dusk's secre ...more