A few things to know about DylanHe is the only boy in his entire town so forget about playing soccer.His best friends are two pet chickens.His family owns the world s only gas station coffee house their pies are to die for, but profits are in the hole.Criminal instincts run in his family his sister is a mastermind in training, and the tax men are after his father for questA few things to know about DylanHe is the only boy in his entire town so forget about playing soccer.His best friends are two pet chickens.His family owns the world s only gas station coffee house their pies are to die for, but profits are in the hole.Criminal instincts run in his family his sister is a mastermind in training, and the tax men are after his father for questioning.And one small thing about nine year old Dylan the crime of the century has just fallen into his lap.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.
Framed A few things to know about DylanHe is the only boy in his entire town so forget about playing soccer His best friends are two pet chickens His family owns the world s only gas station coffee house the
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The adorable narrator of this book is 9 year old Dylan from Wales He s the ONLY boy in the small town of Manod so he has no one to play soccer witha real bummer in a young English boy s life It starts out slow, but don t give up, you will be richly rewarded I read a LOT of this book out loud to my husband because it is laugh out loud hilarious We don t have this in our library yet but we have his first book MILLIONS it s my favorite of the two, but only by a hair It was turned into a delightful [...]
Aww, another awesome book recommend by my friend who produces the Bob Edwards show I m all alone in the dark without her.This story is so great It s about the small English town of Manod where a little service station owned and operated by Dylan and his family is struggling to survive Then the entire art collection from the British Museum comes to be stored in Manod Mountain and things get interesting Different townspeople are touched and inspired by different works of art and things start to ch [...]
This was a fun read I loved the main character, Dylan, a young boy living in the small Welsh town of Manod He has great pride in Manod and is oblivious to its many drawbacks constant rain, poor economy, etc , though the adults reference them often He and the other children in his family pull together to help save their family s gas mart from financial ruin.There were a few sections of the book that dragged a little, but I had to keep reading because the author was so good at throwing something i [...]
A Pretty quirky bookjust like Millions I enjoyed reading it for the quirkiness I had to laugh at all the references to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , having grown up watching them I laughed every time someone said, What the shell
Framed Frank Cottrell BoyceI had a great time reading the book Framed Boyce did an amazing job getting his message across, in a number of pages This book is great for sitting on the couch and relaxing The book Framed is a truly great read Dylan, a small town boy, shows his town that even through life s biggest mistakes there is always a good ending Throughout this book Manod goes through a lot of changes and struggles, all of which are because of a mix up of names Dylan is a kid who was never no [...]
Framed By Frank Cottrell Boyce Framed Is a wonderful story about the power of Art The story is set in the small, bleak, ex slate mining town of Manod in Wales and Dylan is the last remaining child in the whole town He is just Nine years old and helps his dad to run the failing Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel a petrol station with a coffee machine There is not much going on in Manod until the arrival of some mysterious suited men It transpires that due to some unprecedented flooding in London the Nat [...]
Framed is an interesting book, but it is not without flaws The novel is written in a Diary format, and the main character, Dylan, says how the weather is and what cars he worked with, because his family runs an automobile garage He lives in an isolated town located in Wales Dylan essentially talks about his experiences that day, and it gets interesting when he and his sister try to steal a valuable painting for money The plot was good, as even though Dylan wanted to take the masterpiece, he stil [...]
Framed bercerita tentang seorang anak cowok yang keluarganya punya bengkel mobil dan pom bensin Karena usaha keluarganya itu, dia jadi ahli banget mengenai mobil Mereka tinggal di sebuah rumah di kota kecil, di dekat gunung yang menurutnya terbalik , dalam arti, bagian luar gunung tidak dilapisi oleh pohon dan rumput, melainkan oleh batu, sehingga gunung tersebut seperti terbalik bagian luar dan dalamnya.Pada suatu hari, banyak mobil yang naik ke atas gunung tersebut, dan menimbulkan kehebohan d [...]
A misunderstanding involving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and famous works of art a small welsh town with quirky residents and a family trying to save its struggling business and home the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel makes for a witty and hysterical read about how art can transform The story is told from the perspective nine year old Dylan Hughes, the only boy left living in Manod a dying, dreary grey town in Wales But the town slowly becomes alive again after record flooding in London causes [...]
I loved this book, its so interestingI was reading this is the same country its set inwhat a coincidence Dylan is an amazing character, and talks older than what he is, I was surprised when I found out how old he was I loved the fact that he called his chickens Donatello and Michelangelo its great
A charmer Lovely story about how exposure to great art changes the lives of the people in a small Welsh town.
I read this a few years ago and loved it So I passed it to Ethan who also loved it So fun.
Quirky story, but of course not adult enough to keep me engaged for too long.
This book is categorised as a children s book, normally I am perfectly fine with reading children s books because they are fun and really entertaining However with this book it was just too childish In this book we follow 9 year old Dylan who helps out in his parents shop and when they have money issues decides that they are going to steal a 25 million painting as you do However for me the story was just so slow, there were so many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle references that I m sure a young tee [...]
As always, Frank Cottrell Boyce delivers a home run of a story in Framed The writing, the characters, the themes it s all brilliantly executed and very readable I love the way he chooses a few motifs and uses them repeatedly to tie the story together and draw out deeper ideas in a way that s relatable Surprisingly, this is perhaps the most credible and realistic of his stories that I ve read to date most of them tend to be rather tall tale like or even just be absurd science fiction , but this s [...]
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce is a really good book that teaches you about how other families live It really puts into perspective that in some families, the kids have to help out to make money and keep their family home The main character, Dylan, and his family live in a small village in Wales, below a mountain They own a car shop there The people are moving out of town, so they re losing business Dylan had to give some stuff up and help the family be able to keep the shop.Meanwhile, there are [...]
This book was fine The reason I didn t like it that much was because in the paragraph on the front cover talked about how the crime of the century had been framed on someone The worst crime actually committed was 2 kids, and and a young adult They got caught pretty easily, and they didn t even get to the part where they completed the crime because, the crime was planned by the youngest kid of the group.
Imaginative, funny story set in very wet Wales, whereby an accidentally resourceful boy manages to save the day in a number of amusing ways Dylan Hughes does not know how funny he is wonderful deadpan humour.
This is an absolute gem.
A re listening of an old 2005 favorite One of those books where the reader gets it exactly right and makes the book even better.
Brilliant book Apart from being a great story this is a wonderful way to rouse children s curiosity and interest in the wonder and power of art Loved it.
B children s fiction, grade 6, painting theft, family.
Framed has been on my To read list for years and I feel like doing a happy dance now that I have finally had the opportunity to read it Nine year old Dylan Hughes family owns the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel Garage in tiny Manod As the economy has become difficult families continue to move to London to find work and Dylan now finds himself the only boy left in town except his baby brother Max Although it rains almost constantly and the town is somewhat run down Dylan can t imagine a beautiful, [...]
An enjoyable book that mixes art, humour and small town life,it won t take up much of your time and is in parts an amusing book.Taking inspiration in the idea of paintings that where hidden within slate mines in the war and bringing it into contemporary times the book was informative and ultimately good fun.Written for a younger audience than I but all told I did still enjoy it as the honesty of the narrator made for much of the humour.
I was talking to my colleagues in my lunch break the other day and we started discussing our favourite books , my manager told me about Framed and said how much she loved it I had read Cosmic by the same author and loved it so I agreed to give this one a go I requested it from another library as we didn t have it and it arrived quite quickly I have a lot of books to read, but I figured this would be a quick read so I slotted it in It was fairly quick, I started it this morning and finished it th [...]
Easily a favorite children s story from the first chapter Dylan is the only boy left in his entire Welsh village so he can t look forward to a proper game of football until his baby brother Max turns about 7 In the interim, he mistakenly becomes exposed to priceless works of art being stored in the local mountain for safekeeping by the National Gallery in London Through mix ups involving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the insurance value on a Mini Cooper, and a piece of art missing from the g [...]
This is such a sweet book, and I read the entire thing in a day The character of Dylan is charming with childhood naivety, hopes and ambitions Dylan expresses stark reality and truth in an utterly simplistic, child like way Dylan s thought processes, such as thinking a kettle of boiling water can warm a part of the sea his tiny little quirks such as his extensive knowledge of cars and his desire to write extremely descriptive log book entries are so perfect that you feel only a child could have [...]
I adore Frank Cottrell Boyce Millions, to me, remains one of the great pieces of perfect children s literature It is the book that I would have written if I could, if it had not already been written to such perfection beforehand.Framed is a similarly joyful thing Dylan lives in Manod, a small town in the depths of Wales which pretty much defined the phrase the middle of nowhere He s the last boy in the town as well, following one family moving away, and now all he has to do to keep himself busy [...]
9 year old Dylan wasn t the brains behind stealing the painting that was his little sister Minnie, she s a genius , but he remembers all the events that led up to the heist It s all thanks to the detailed notes he started talking in the petrol log for his family s business, the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel To most people it might look like a combination gas station and convenience store, but Dylan knows that one day it will be Manod s premier indoor attraction Dylan also remembers the day the tru [...]