Framed! / James Ponti.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Aladdin hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret help thwart the biggest art heist in United States history.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Florian is learning his way around Washington D.C. using TOAST, the Theory of All Small Things. It's a technique he invented to solve mysteries such as where to sit on the on the first day of school. Along with his new friend Margaret, Florian uncovers a mystery that involves the National Gallery, the FBI, and a notorious crime syndicate known as EEL. Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case?
    • Notes:
      Ages 8-12.
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PONTI, J. Framed! First Aladdin hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Aladdin, 2016. ISBN 9781481436304. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ponti J. Framed! First Aladdin hardcover edition. Aladdin; 2016. Accessed February 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ponti, J. (2016). Framed! (First Aladdin hardcover edition.). Aladdin.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ponti, James. 2016. Framed! First Aladdin hardcover edition. T.O.A.S.T. Mystery. Aladdin.
    • Harvard:
      Ponti, J. (2016) Framed! First Aladdin hardcover edition. Aladdin (T.O.A.S.T. mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 25 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ponti, J 2016, Framed!, First Aladdin hardcover edition., T.O.A.S.T. mystery, Aladdin, viewed 25 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ponti, James. Framed! First Aladdin hardcover edition., Aladdin, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ponti, James. Framed! First Aladdin hardcover edition. T.O.A.S.T. Mystery. Aladdin, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ponti J. Framed! [Internet]. First Aladdin hardcover edition. Aladdin; 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 25]. (T.O.A.S.T. mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 July #1

In this entertaining, fast-paced mystery, seventh-grader Florian Bates is surprised to find himself helping the FBI solve the theft of millions of dollars' worth of stolen paintings from the National Gallery, in D.C. Florian humorously recounts how, as a covert asset to the FBI, he and his new friend, African American Margaret, tangle with a notorious crime syndicate as they attempt to solve the mystery. Their secret to cracking the case? They use TOAST (Theory of All Small Things) to look at all the small details to see the larger truth. Some plot points aren't fully explained or don't completely make sense, and readers may too easily decipher whodunit. What stands out is the portrayal of Florian's and Margaret's intelligence, their close friendship, and athlete Margaret's sports prowess. Refreshingly, the adults aren't portrayed as completely clueless; they are respectful of the kids' crime-solving abilities, even though the preteen sleuths, as they realize themselves, are not infallible. Young readers will enjoy this first caper in a projected series. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

Exceptionally observant twelve-year-old white boy Florian Bates, with the help of his new best friend, African American girl Margaret, uses T.O.A.S.T. ("Theory of All Small Things") to help the FBI solve an art-heist case at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Ponti turns an improbable premise into a high-stakes, fast-paced story with appealing characters and a cleverly unfolding mystery. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.