Wednesday, January 24, 2018

COVER REVEAL: THE FRAME-UP by Wendy McLeod MacKnight


LOOK BEYOND WHAT YOU THINK YOU SEE...


Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what it would be like if the people/creatures inside the painting were alive?

And if they were, what if they were living lives parallel to our own, living in the world beyond the frames, a part of, and yet completely separate from, our own world?

Wendy McLeod MacKnight's next middle grade novel, THE FRAME-UP, coming June 5th from Greenwillow Books, explores exactly this question, and what might happen if someone from our world, in this case twelve-year-old Sargent Singer, discovers this secret world.

Set in a real art gallery, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, the story mixes thrilling adventure, loads of art theory and art history, real masterpieces as characters, and plenty of humour.


The Description:



Don’t let anyone know the paintings are alive. Thirteen-year-old Mona Dunn has adhered to that rule for almost one hundred years, ever since her portrait was hung on the walls of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. So when the gallery director’s son, Sargent Singer discovers the truth, she’s sure she’d just exposed the gallery’s biggest secret. But Sargent, an aspiring artist himself, just wants to know more about the vast and intriguing world beyond the frames. With devious plots, shady characters, and grand art heists, this inventive mystery adventure celebrates art and artists.


Mona Dunn, William Orpen, oil on canvas, 1915


And now for the cover reveal!


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The artist is the very talented Ian Schoenherr, and he has absolutely captured the essence of the book and exceeded Wendy's hopes and dreams for what the cover would look like. If you want to learn more about Ian, visit his website.

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About the Author:



Wendy lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, and wrote her first novel at age nine. During her first career, she worked for the Government of New Brunswick, ending her career as the Deputy Minister of Education. She has been know to wander art galleries and have spirited conversations with the paintings - mostly in her head, though sometimes not. Her debut middle grade novel, It’s a Mystery, Pig Face! was published by Sky Pony Press in 2017. She can't wait for The Frame-Up to come out so she can share her love of art and her love for the world-class  Beaverbrook Art Gallery. She hopes readers will be inspired to create their own masterpieces and visit their own local art gallery. And even better, she hopes they'll come to Fredericton and visit the  Beaverbrook Art Gallery and meet Mona and the rest of the characters in the book (and maybe Wendy, too!)

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4 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! The details in the frame are amazing! Very cool. :D

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    1. I know, right! Very excited for you to read it!

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  2. I love the premise of this book: Paintings that are alive. And the "portrait" of Mona Dunn is lovely. Like Shari, I like the details on the frame, too. This certainly sounds like an interesting book.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It will be a beautiful book, too, as there are 15 pages of glossy color images of the paintings that are characters in the book!

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