Jackpot : A Swindle Mystery

Series: Swindle

by Gordon Korman


Scholastic Paperbacks
December 2014


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Lexile measure: 760L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: V

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JACKPOT: the top prize in a game or lottery; a sensational and unexpected success, stroke of luck, windfall, bounty, pay day . . .

What would you do with $30,000,000? That's the question everyone in Cedarville and every town near it is asking, because right now there's an unclaimed lottery ticket worth that much -- and the money will go to whomever finds it first.

Griffin Bing, The Man With The Plan, wants to be the lucky winner. But he's got competition. Darren Vader, Griffin's number-one enemy, will stop at nothing to find it. And a new kid in town, Victor Phoenix, is also in on the big hunt. He's got an advantage that Griffin would have never guessed: Griffin's own friends are helping Victor out. But why?

Griffin's going to need a lot of help -- from a rowdy Doberman, a completely strange invention, and a very random set of wheels -- to hit this jackpot and win his friends back.
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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 REVIEWS

    Praise for FRAMED:

    "Goofball-funny and addictive." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

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