The Frame-Up

The Frame-Up

When Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his father?s 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 Balliett?s Chasing Vermee When Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his father?s gallery are alive, he is pulled into a captiva...

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Title:The Frame-Up
Author:Wendy McLeod MacKnight
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062668307
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Frame-Up Reviews

  • Lizzie
    Dec 10, 2018
    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 co...
  • Jonathan Rosen
    May 10, 2018
    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 sa...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 31, 2018
    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 painti...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 25, 2018
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus 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 pa...
  • Shari
    Jun 17, 2018
    I loved this book! The writing, the characters and the premise all came alive for me and even though some might think a book about art might be slow, this one was not. The pacing is great for kids and adults alike! Unbeknownst to the general populace, the characters in the paintings...
  • Erin Funk
    Oct 03, 2018
    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 favo...
  • Young At Heart Reader
    Aug 25, 2018
    Oh my god, this book was so adorable. I'm still reeling from that perfect ending. I guess the only word I can think of when thinking of this book is pure. There isn't any misplaced comedy or really anything I had a problem with. (view spoiler)[ Although there was a time skip that I ...
  • Patricia
    May 22, 2018
    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 ...
  • Wunderdrugged
    Sep 15, 2018
    I really, really enjoyed this book! If you have even a passing interest in art, I would encourage you to pick up this book. If you have ever visited the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, NB, then this is a MUST read! Imagine all of the people in the paintings coming alive at nigh...
  • Kathie
    Jul 19, 2018
    What a great read! The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has a secret...the painting are alive, and the residents have a set of rules they must strictly follow so gallery visitors do not uncover their secret. But when one rule is broken, followed by several more, the impact on everyone involv...
  • Kaytee Lurz
    Jul 30, 2018
    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 co...
  • Melissa
    Jan 02, 2018
    I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of Wendy McLeod MacKnight?s much-awaited MG novel THE FRAME-UP, in exchange for an honest review. In this charming middle-grade mystery, we meet Mona Dunn, a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy family who happens to be live inside a painting, the...
  • Janet
    Dec 11, 2017
    I was fortunate to read this one shortly after Ms. MacKnight signed the deal with her publisher. I was instantly enchanted with the world she created, and now I have the urgent desire to go to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. When Sargent goes to spend time with his father, who happens ...
  • Phaea Crede
    Jul 17, 2018
    Interesting story, FABULOUS ENDING! ...
  • Lila
    Mar 20, 2018
    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 v...
  • Erika
    Aug 31, 2018
    4.5 stars 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...
  • MaykenAlanna
    Jun 13, 2018
    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 ...
  • Munro's Kids
    Apr 23, 2018
    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, m...
  • Carolyn Menke
    Jul 08, 2018
    Art that comes alive? I was hooked, and then swept in and spellbound by the distinct and charming voices of the very real people living within the gilded frames. Thirteen-year-old Mona, frozen in time as captured by her painter, crosses over to modern day to interact with a new friend,...
  • Ecka Mirceb
    Sep 23, 2018
    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 character...
  • Lisa Schmid
    Jul 22, 2018
    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 ...
  • Miche
    Jun 20, 2018
    If you like middle-grade novels and you are an art lover, you should pick-up The Frame-Up from Wendy McLeod MacKnight. I simply LOVED everything about this book: the characters, the art, the setting, the plot. In my opinion, it is an amazing way to get kids interested in art! Wh...
  • Jenn Bishop
    Jun 19, 2018
    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 ...
  • Laura Shovan
    Feb 11, 2018
    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 o...
  • Casey Lyall
    May 29, 2018
    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 S...
  • Cynthia Reeg
    May 01, 2018
    I had the opportunity to read an Advance Reader's Edition of this title. This is a truly clever story, woven with art, magic and issues from contemporary life. The setting itself is a bit magical, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with its wide array of paintings?including a portrait of Mo...
  • Dana Middleton
    Jun 17, 2018
    I loved this book! And I don't want to tell you why. Because this inventive, exciting and fascinating novel needs to be experienced, so no spoilers here. I've been waiting for Wendy McLeod MacKnight's The Frame Up to come out for months and as soon as I got my copy, I couldn't put it d...
  • Wynee Igel
    Nov 18, 2018
    This story about paintings being alive also blended the story of a young boy and estranged father due to divorce and a mystery. The mystery/crime had quite a few surprises in it. When I thought who the mastermind was or who was helping the bad guy, etc. I ended up being wrong several t...
  • Alyssa
    May 07, 2018
    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 tur...
  • Anna
    Nov 16, 2018
    This is such a great book. I love how creative it is. How the paintings come alive, and Sargent saves the paintings, plus all the awesome things in the middle! This book is for fourth grade and up, i will never stop reading it, ever! Thank you so much for creating such an amazing book....