Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

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A few things to know about Dylan

He 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 more 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.


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Published August 22, 2006 by HarperCollins. 306 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the entire contents of the National Gallery are brought to the dead-end town of Manod, Wales, for safekeeping in a hollowed-out slate quarry, life changes forever for the Hughes family.

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Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce 314pp, Macmillan, £9.99 The time will soon come when Frank Cottrell Boyce's children's titles have passed into the canon of the classics and we won't remember the days when he wasn't producing fabulous books.

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And their leader, hearing that Dylan has named his chickens Donatello and Michaelangelo (after the Turtles), thinks Dylan is an art genius.

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But when their leader, Lester, comes into the gas station and talks to Dylan, he mistakes Dylan's enthusiasm for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a very different Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael --- the Italian Renaissance artists.

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