Monday, May 19, 2008

Swindle

Swindle by Gordon Korman
After a mean collector named S. Wendell (Swindle) Palomino cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Palomino'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 . . . even if hijinks ensue.

2 comments:

Jeffrey Hastings, HWMS, Howell, MI said...

...This kids-versus-adults-themed story is pure plot-driven fun from top to bottom. If you read it aloud, don't be surprised when your listeners beg you for "just one more chapter."

Sue Reichard said...

...Readers will enjoy the page-turning adventure, the quirky characters and the revenge factor. This book is destined to become a favorite read-aloud for librarians and classroom teachers. It is a must-have for middle school libraries.