Showoff (Swindle) (Paperback)
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Showoff: someone who is given to bragging, having a swelled head, boasting, swaggering, knowing it all . . .
Griffin Bing and his friends are back -- and this time, things have gone to the dogs
After former attack dog Luthor goes berserk at a dog show, he's accused of ruining the career of the three-time national champion. Griffin has always wondered whether you could teach such a vicious dog new tricks . . . but he also smells a setup of some kind. He feels bad for Luthor --- bad enough to spring him from the pound.
The only way for Luthor to make everything right is to do the unthinkable . . . and become the new national champion. Can Griffin Bing, The Man With The Plan, turn this beast into a beauty? Very soon, the whole world will want to know the answer.
About the Author
Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.
Praise for Swindle:
"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." - VOYA
Praise for Zoobreak:
"Korman again knocks it out of the park...interesting, full of humor, and good fun." - VOYA
"Korman's second tale of 11-year-old Mr. Fix-it Griffin and his friends is a page-turning adventure....The author's fans will be more than pleased." - Kirkus
"This book is overflowing with energy, and each chapter ends with the promise of more excitement. In addition, woven perfectly into the story...are the themes of friendship, working together, accomplishing the impossible, and having the courage to do what is right." - www.Kidreads.com
Praise for Framed:
Goofball-funny and addictive” Kirkus Reviews
Make no mistake; this mystery will keep readers guessing until the end, and there is enough action to keep readers on the edge of their seats.” School Library Journal