Swindle: A Swindle Mystery by Gordon KormanSwindle: A Swindle Mystery by Gordon Korman

Swindle: A Swindle Mystery

byGordon Korman

Paperback | April 1, 2009

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Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his valuable Babe Ruth baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way - a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their general inability to drive - but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . .

This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like a hoot, a howl, and a heist.

Gordon Korman wrote his first novel at age 12 as a Grade Seven writing assignment. He submitted it to Scholastic Canada where it was published soon after as This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! Since then, he has written more than 60 novels for middle-grade and young adult readers. His website is www.gordonkorman.com.
Title:Swindle: A Swindle MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.6 × 5.27 × 0.59 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439903459

ISBN - 13:9780439903455

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Not my kind of read, but worthy of being in Silver Birch.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Keeps you thinking and encouraging yourself to read till the end. Very mysterious and is not very similar to the movie
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swindle Swindle is a very good book especially if you like adventure. It seems so real. They explain what is happening so well.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is amazing! Great action, along with emotion and reality. Gordon Korman is a great author. For all of you who don't know, there is a movie based on this book. Go watch it!
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Just a great story and what an ending
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is an excellent way of dogs
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!!! If your looking for a perfect read for your child, this is it. This book is really good and is very spectacular.This book is a page turner, I couldn't stop reading until eventually i finished the WHOLE book!!
Date published: 2012-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swindle I...LOVE...THIS...BOOK! It was awesome!
Date published: 2010-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great book for boys - a Heist Book! Griffin finds a baseball card and an evil store owner cheats him out of almost a million dollars!!! Griffin's parents are having serious money troubles and this card would mean they wouldn't have to sell their house and move. So he is going to get it back! The Heist is on. Who do they need? A dog whisperer, a climber, the muscle, the computer expert, the actor, the man with the plan, and the sleepy sidekick. It is an awesome book - great for reluctant readers it is so fast paced and fun. Pick it up today!!
Date published: 2008-02-18

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Swindle series:

"Goofball-funny and addictive." -Kirkus Reviews

"Pure fun from top to bottom." -School Library Journal

"Korman's fast moving, feel-good suspense novel will have middle schoolers, especially boys, turning the pages." -Voice of Youth Advocates