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The frame-up /

by MacKnight, Wendy McLeod [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 374 pages : portraits ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062668301; 0062668307.Subject(s): Beaverbrook Art Gallery -- Fiction | Beaverbrook Art Gallery -- Juvenile fiction | Art -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Art galleries, Commercial -- Fiction | Art thefts -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture | JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship | Art -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Art galleries, Commercial -- Juvenile fiction | Art thefts -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: "Twelve-year-old artist Sargent Singer must team up with some very unusual partners to thwart a theft of the masterpieces in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery"-- Provided by publisher. Includes facts about Lord Beaverbrook, the gallery's founder.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>When Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his father's gallery are alive, he's pulled into a captivating world behind the frame he never knew existed.</p> <p>Filled with devious plots, shady characters, 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 Vermeer. School Library Journal said, "This middle grade read paints fantasy, humor, and mystery into a satisfying tale about the power of friendship."</p> <p>There's one important rule at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery--don't 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.</p> <p>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 uncover the culprit. They must find a way to save the gallery--and each other--before they are lost forever. </p> <p>With an imaginative setting, lots of intrigue, and a thoroughly engaging cast of characters, The Frame-Up will captivate readers of Jacqueline West's The Books of Elsewhere series. Booklist said, "This chapter book's most memorable element is also its most unusual: the imaginative conviction that art is alive." Includes images of the real paintings featured in the book.</p>

"Twelve-year-old artist Sargent Singer must team up with some very unusual partners to thwart a theft of the masterpieces in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery"-- Provided by publisher. Includes facts about Lord Beaverbrook, the gallery's founder.

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Twelve-year-old Sargent Singer aspires to be an artist like his famous namesake. When his estranged gallery-director father invites Sargent for a summer visit, Sargent discovers that figures in the gallery's paintings can interact with one another--and with him. Full-color art reproductions may inspire art-history buffs, though explanations of art terms and history somewhat bog down a mystery plot involving art theft. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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