Showoff

Series: Swindle

by Gordon Korman


Scholastic Paperbacks
December 2012


Fiction
Ages 10 – 12 . Grades 5 – 7

Lexile measure: 740L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: T

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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.
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Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • 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

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