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The Resource Swindle

Swindle

Label
Swindle
Title
Swindle
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Korman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 most valuable 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 inability to drive — but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue.This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist
Member of
Summary
After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), Grades 4-6, 2010.
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Intermediate Book Category, 2010.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 2010.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 3-5, 2010.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Children’s Books, 2010.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Third-Fifth Grade, 2011.
  • Willow Awards, Diamond Willow category, 2009.
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257322
Cataloging source
DLC
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Korman, Gordon
Index
no index present
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710
Literary form
fiction
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  • 3
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Swindle mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Swindle
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:df2118d9-4ddd-441e-975c-13b607edac01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545457385
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Swindle
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:df2118d9-4ddd-441e-975c-13b607edac01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545457385
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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