Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce audiobook

Framed

By Frank Cottrell Boyce
Read by Jason Hughes

Katherine Tegen Books
6.99 Hours Unabridged
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A few things to know about Dylan He is the only boy in his entire town—so forget about playing games of football. His best friends are two pet chickens, Michaelangelo and Donatello—named after (who else?) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His family owns the town's only gas station/copy shop/coffee house—their Picasso Pies are to die for, but profits are still in the hole. Criminal instincts run in his family—his sister is a mastermind-in-training, and the tax men are after his newly-absent father for "questioning." And, one more small thing about nine-year-old Dylan—he's now the man of the house. Then an enormous secret rolls into town—one that could bring back Dylan's father, rescue the family business, and involve Dylan in what very well could be the crime of the century. With the same easy mix of wit, warmth, and wonder that made his debut novel Millions an award-winning international bestseller, Frank Cottrell Boyce tells the story of a boy who reminds an entire town of the power of art.

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Summary

Summary

Carnegie Medal for Literature (shortlisted)

Whitbread Award (shortlisted)

Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (longlisted)

A few things to know about Dylan

He is the only boy in his entire town—so forget about playing games of football.

His best friends are two pet chickens, Michaelangelo and Donatello—named after (who else?) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

His family owns the town's only gas station/copy shop/coffee house—their Picasso Pies are to die for, but profits are still in the hole.

Criminal instincts run in his family—his sister is a mastermind-in-training, and the tax men are after his newly-absent father for "questioning."

And, one more small thing about nine-year-old Dylan—he's now the man of the house.

Then an enormous secret rolls into town—one that could bring back Dylan's father, rescue the family business, and involve Dylan in what very well could be the crime of the century. With the same easy mix of wit, warmth, and wonder that made his debut novel Millions an award-winning international bestseller, Frank Cottrell Boyce tells the story of a boy who reminds an entire town of the power of art.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The quirky Hugheses may be the most winning family of wacky Brits to cross the Atlantic since Hilary McKay’s Cassons. Even the minor characters here, such as bossy schoolteacher Ms. Stannard and the dour town butcher, are deftly drawn. This sophomore effort from the author of the witty and wonderful Millions is equally charming and hilarious.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hughes breezily reads this quirky novel in a thick, charming Welsh accent…Fans of Boyce’s Millions will especially enjoy the romp.”  Booklist
“Jason Hughes takes on the characters and situations, deftly creating personalities and narrative drive. One marvels at the craftiness of sister Minnie, the wisdom of the lone schoolteacher, the optimism and determinism of narrator Dylan, and the humorous confusion over famous artists, Turtles, and free-range chickens. Appreciation for the power of fine art shines through all.”  AudioFile
“Boyce’s signature daffiness plays hilarity and pathos off each other with not one wrong note.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Author Bio: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Cosmic, and Framed, aw well as Millions, which was the basis for a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. His books have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the London Guardian’ Children’s Fiction Prize, and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. He is also a screenwriter, having written the scripts for a number of feature films as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.99
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English