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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Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of two other books for children: Framed and Millions, which was made into a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. He lives in England with his family.From AudioFile:
In a Welsh mountainside town a family struggles to maintain both their business and familial bonds. Other elements of this energetic novel include a repository for works of art from the National Gallery, Ninja Turtle lovers, football, and a bit of thievery. The concoction is fast paced, humorous, and poignant as young Dylan lays himself on the line for his family. 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. A.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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