Monday, May 14, 2018

Framed: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti

Framed: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery 
James Ponti 

About the Book

Florian is twelve years old and has just moved to Washington. He’s learning his way around using
TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things. It’s a technique he invented to solve life’s 
little mysteries such as: where to sit on the on the first day of school, or which Chinese restaurant has the best eggrolls.

But when he teaches it to his new friend Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn’t little. 

In fact, it’s HUGE, and it 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?

Read a sample of this Book.


James Ponti interview for Authors Revealed with Becky Anderson.


[PDF]Framed!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery*

Vanished! A Framed Novel

Florian Bates—the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists—must uncover the truth behind a series of middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States in this hilarious second novel in the Framed! series.

Middle school is hard. Solving cases for the FBI is even harder. Doing both at the same time—well that’s just crazy. But that doesn’t stop Florian Bates!

Read a Sample of this Book.

Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.