Swindle (Swindle #1)
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...more
Swindle is a book about a young boy named Griffin and his best friend named Ben. While sleeping at the old rockford house, Griffin finds an old babe ruth card. When he goes to sell the baseball card, to try to solve his family financial problems, he only gets $120. Then Griffin realizes that the card was actually worth millions of dollars. So Griffin and ben come up with a plan to steal the card from the shop. But there is one problem, at the store there is a giant, vicioi...more
My opinion about this book is this book is absolutely AMAZING! It's a mix between my favorite genres, Adventure and Mystery, I couldn't ask for a better book, I hope he has a sequel to the book, Swindle.
I would definitely...more
This book starts with Griffin's sleepover party, where only his best friend came, and suddenly, he finds an old baseball card. It had the picture of Babe Ruth and he knew it was really valuable. Ben and Griffin quickly went to Palomino's Emporium of Collectibles and Memorabilia to get the opinion of an expert. They asks S. Wendell (the expert) and apparently, he gives them bad news that the card was worth very little. So Wendell offers them $120 and...more
The book Swindle by Gordon Korman is about The man with the plan Griffin Bing. He tells his parents he is at a sleep over at his friends house. The catch was that they and a few friends would sneak into a house that was going to get destroyed the next morning. You might ask why they would do such a thing, but thats something most kids would do. The trick was that they wouldn't destroy a house with kids in it. The kids of Cedarville wanted the old house...more
The main character Griffin and his friend Ben hit the jackpot while spending the night in an abandoned mansion. Griffin was looking around the mansion when he found a rare one of a kind Babe Ruth baseball card. In the days after Griffin finds the card, he decides to sell it. Griffin goes to a small shop where he meets the stingy store owner. T...more
They soon discover that the slea...more
The book I read was Swindle. The main character is Ben Bing he is in sixth grade. One night Ben set up a sleepover with all of his friends at a house that no one lives in. At the sleepover they find a very old baseball card it was Babe Ruth when he played for the red sox. So the next day he and his friends turned it in for some money the guy said there were many in the world so he gave Ben 100 dollars. That afternoon Ben was watching the tv when he saw the guy who told them ther...more
I read SWINDLE by Gordon Korman. In this amazing book, Griffin has always been the man with a plan, and his friend Ben has always followed through. But this plan is unthinkable. Griffin's family is having financial problems and Griffin might be able to solve them. When Griffin finds a rare baseball card in a house that is going to be torn down, he hopes that it will be worth a lot of money. Griffin and Ben go to a collectible store and make a few hundred dollars on it. Then they find out that it...more
I felt the conflict was very cool. I recall it being that the boys found a valuable baseball card, and got ripped off when they sold it to a shop. To restore what they deserved t...more
Griffin Bing finds a baseball card of Babe Ruth in an old house and takes it to a pond shop. He gets ripped off by the manager and gets only $120.00 back. He gets mad and gets his friends to help him get it back. They break into the pond shop and discover that its not there. Later they discover that its in the pond shop managers house. They come across lots of problems but eventually have the perfect plan. They get in and get out, but leave lots of evidence. T...more
The theme of the book was to be honest. If Swindle had been honest about what the card was worth then he would not have had to wor...more
18 January 2011
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Korman, Gordon. Swindle. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2008.
When there are daunting tasks ahead, the best way to overcome these large challenges is the use of teamwork and trust. In Swindle, by Gordon Korman, these two values are essential when Griffin Bing is cheated out of a million dollar baseball card and he and his friends must plan and carry out an elaborate heist in order to reclaim it. As it is impossible for Griffin to navigate pa...more
Gordon Korman ISBN 0-545-05591-1
Have you ever had something that you were to close to to let go well Griffin Bing did. He had a very rare Babe Ruth baseball card that at the time he didnt know was rare at the time. Griffin was going to sell it to the evil silver tounge devil named S. Wendell Palomino who knew the card was priceless. He finaly found out the card was worth alot when he saw the evil shop keeper on the news talking about pawning it off for...more
"I'll live,” Pitch assured him.
“Make sure you do.” He ran out into the dark hall, where he nearly bumped into Savannah and the dog.
“Griffin, there’s something wrong with Luthor.”
Griffin Bing is so close to a million dollars . . . but then a collector, S. Wendell Palomino (Swindle) steals his rare Babe Ruth card. Griffin is so determined to get it back, he puts together a team of friends. Now he , Ben, Savannah, Pitch, Logan, Melissa and Darren need to break into Swindle’s house and...more
Griffin and his buddy Ben find a Babe Ruth baseball card in a home about to be demolished. There first instinct was to see how much it was. Well, the collectible dealer, which his name is Palomino, bought it for 120 dollars. The kids later found out that the baseball card was not a reproduction, and it was worth w...more
Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i...more