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Zoobreak (Swindle #2)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  2,814 ratings  ·  271 reviews
The sequel to Gordon Korman's SWINDLE - the Man With A Plan is back!

When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see animals being treated so badly. They don't expect to find Cleo, Dog Whisperer Savannah's pet monkey who's been missing for weeks. And they really don't expect to have to hide the animals once they've rescued them! Hilarity ensues as
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Duffy Pratt
It's a kid's caper book, and it has about all the substance that you would expect from a caper book. The characters in the gang are defined by their abilities: there's the climber, the small space guy, the computer wiz, etc... And the "brains" behind the gang is "The Man With The Plan." The plans, of course, go terribly awry. But everything works out in the end.

I've read some reviews where people are concerned about the kind of role models and messages that this might send out to our kids. That'
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Areeb Narvel
This book is about a girl named Savannah who loses her pet monkey. She then thinks that someone stole her monkey. A couple of days’ later Savannah and her classmates go to a horrible zoo boat on the water. When they go inside, Savannah looks at a monkey and realizes that it looks just like her pet monkey that was stolen. She gets really mad and the zookeeper has to come and escort them out. Savannah asks Griffin Bing, the man with the plan, to help get her monkey back. He creates a plan that inv ...more
What a disappointment! The latest works from Gordon Korman, including Swindle, "Schooled", and this book are horrible!
"Zoobreak" was the sequel to "Swindle" and was basically the same book with different details thrown in. It followed the pattern of: Kids get cheated by "bad" adult, police won't help, so kids literally break into someplace and then get caught by police, but the police let them off because the adult whose property the kids broke into was "bad". What kind of message is this sendi
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Griffin Bing, “the Man with the Plan” is back with his friends from Swindle to solve another mystery and put some more shady adults in their place.

The day Savannah’s pet monkey Cleo goes missing gets worse when the kids discover the monkey is being held captive in a crummy, run-down zoo. As if running a crummy zoo with tiny cages and questionable animal care isn’t bad enough, the zoo is actually stealing pets to fill up the zoo…and the kids aren’t going to stand for it. The grown-ups the kids go
Anastasia Tuckness
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This book is about a girl named savannah who let her pet monkey outside to play and ect. When she went to go and get her she was gone. She knows that she wouldnt run away so she thinks someone stole her. The next day she went a school field trip to an All Aboard Animals boat zoo. There she saw in a cage her moknley cleopatra. She goes and tells the teacher that its her monkey in the cage but the teacher doesnt believe her. So Savannah went and told the zoo keeper and was yelling at him saying th ...more
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This book is all about getting Savannah's monkey, Cleopatra back. Then by a complete surprise they see Cleopatra at a very bad zoo where none of the animals are getting what they need. Then they get kicked out of the zoo because Savannah goes crazy because she knows that is her monkey and the person whos giving the tour refuse to admit to it. Then Griffin or the "man with a plain" and Ben decide to get the monkey back. After a long day Griffin finally made a plain including a lot of different pe ...more
Joshua B.
Zoobreak by: Gordon Korman
Realistic Fiction
Finiished May 7th 2013

Zoobreak by Gordon Korman is a book about five kids who try to rescue a monkey that was stolen from them. The main characters in this book are: Griffen, Ben, Logan, Melissa, and Savannah. Griffen is known as the “man with the plan”. Ben is a smaller boy who has a sleep disorder that causes him to fall asleep at odd times. Logan is a boy who really enjoys acting. Melissa is a shy girl with long hair that covers her face and is good
Jan 14, 2011 Tylor added it
this book is a big time fiction book i dont think anyone can trully pull off what they did in this book. the setting is that they are looking for this monkey that was stolen then they have to keep all of these animals in their house because they dont want them being shipped away on this boat. thee chraters are ben and he is the man with the plan if there is ever a problem he would be the one to call because he can figure out any plan at all then there are a bunch of his friends that help him out ...more
Zoobreak is the sequel to Korman's Swindle. Most of the previous gang make an appearance. This time, instead of a card being stolen, Savannah Drysdale's pet monkey Cleo goes missing. Luther, Savannah's pet doberman (transformed from the vicious killer of Swindle into a pussycat) is devastated. Savannah and her sixth grade class go on a field trip to a run-down floating zoo. Savannah creates a disturbance when she spots Cleo in one of the cages. Her legal efforts to get Cleo back go nowhere. Ente ...more
Joely Tatsey
I personally love ALL of the books written by Gordon Korman.
But this book is full of unexpected surprises you wouldn't think would happen.
A very good book.
Zoe Phan
By: Gordon Korman
Lexile: around 5th grade reading
Star rating: 5 stares
Yes, I liked it for the following reasons first there were lots of action when Savannah, Ben, Griffin, and the rest of the gang break into the zoo, and when Griffin and Ben were tied up by Mr.Nastas, but Griffin and Ben's friends makes a plan to save them. Second there was a mystery when they get all the animals off the boat but the animal shelter person is gone of helping other animals around the world, where are the
I think it was really good I really do think people should read it.
Leo Kwon
Griffin Bing is "man with plan". When his friend Savannah loses her monkey Cleo he tries everything to get her back. After his school trip to the floating zoo he finds Cleo in the poor conditioned zoo along with other animals. The horrible owner claims Cleo is his. So Griffin organizes team consisting of man with plan, best friend, climber, animal whisperer, technology expert and actor. At night they sneak into the zoo avoiding the grumpy security guard and steals all the animal from the zoo. No ...more
Tony Lobdell

I read the book, Zoobreak for the reading challenge. In this book, Griffin Bing and his friends go to a zoo to take back a monkey, but get much more. It started when Savannah Drysdale's , a friend of Griffin, pet monkey Cleo gets out of her yard from her yard. Savannah puts posters around the town and asks Griffin, Ben, Logan, Melissa, and Pitch ( more friends of Griffin and Savannah) to help find Cleo but have no luck. A little while later, Savannah takes Luthor ( her dog) for a walk a he fin
A fun book for any one, this is targeted for ages 8-12. Korman is probably the best dialogue writer around - for any age. Regardless of how complex the vocabulary is, all his dialogue tells you something about the person saying it or moves the plot forward or both. In addition to that, it's hysterically funny. One of the best children's authors working today.
Jackson Vander
Zoobreak by Gordon Korman is about a girl who loses her pet monkey and needs help from her two friends Ben and Griffin who help get it back, but they have no luck until their class takes a trip to a zoo boat. Savannah makes a commotion when she sees the zoos newest attraction "Eleanor" whom she believes to be Cleopatra. Soon after they find out that Cleo has indeed been abducted by them they figure out all of the animals on the boat have been stolen. Now they don't only have to free Cleo but the ...more

If you like animals and action, this is a book that I would recommend you to read. This fiction book is full of mysteries that will keep you in suspense! While I was reading this book, I was able to make a text to self connection because I have a dog at home and she is the leader of our family at times, just like the dog in this book. This story taught me to never give up looking for something that I feel is important to me.
The setting of this story is the zoo. The main character
John F.
This book was Zoobreak. It was by Gordan Korman. This was a fiction book. The main characters were Oitch, Melissa, Ben, Griffin, Savannah, Logan, Darren Vacer, Klaus, and the Zookeeper. Savannah's monkey was stolen, but it was found in the Zoo. Will the crew break in and save the monkey from the horrible zoo? Some problems that characters encountered were that they had to help Savannah. It was difficult since hey were holding animals. In this book my favorite character would be Savannah. She is ...more
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Savanna lost her pet monkey, Cleopatra. As she told the boys griffin and his friend Ben that her monkey is gone. The boys are trying to get the monkey back They have no luck until they go on a school field trip to the zoo boat in long island has he tells Savanna and the boat has a new animal that every one likes a monkey and she believes that the new monkey is Cleopatra. But the monkeys name is "Elornor". As Savanna tells Ben and Griffin how mean the zoo keeper is Mr. nastase,
Ryan Hamilton
Title: Zoobreak
Autor: Gordon Korman
Ryan Hamilton

A monkey has gone missing. This is not a regular monkey, it is Savannah Drysdayle's monkey. Savannah assembles a team of her friends and configure a plan to get Cleo the monkey out of captivity, but they run into a problem when getting Cleo and quickly have to get around it. This book is full of clever ideas like when Griffin and Ben devise as plan to get on top of the roof and find their way into the boat.

I recommend this book to people wh
A monkey is missing. And it's not just any monkey-it's Savannah Drysdale's monkey, Cleo, who's also the best friend of a certain Doberman named Luthor. Savannah, Luthor and Savannah's friends Griffin and Ben search everywhere for Cleo-but all they can find is one very suspicious banana.
The next day, Griffin, Savannah, and Ben take a field trip to a floating zoo... and find a monkey who Savannah swears is Cleo. The evil zookeeper, Mr. Nastase, isn't going to let her go. Other adults(like the p
An awesome fast paced action packed book. If want action,drama, and suspence read zoobreak By Gordon Korman
Mrs. Carbonneau's Class

For Zoobreak (by Gordon Korman) itself I'll give it about 3 stars because it isn't too good yet is isn't horrible either, but the Swindle series itself I give 5 stars.

The reason because I only give it 3 stars is stated in the first sentence but also because when I first read this book is was soooo predictable I mean I'm not the person to give spoilers but if you read this book it's not really exiting because the author pretty much tells you exactly what happens right before it happens and it rui
Camden Alden
The book "ZooBreak" is a fantastic fiction mystery book. It involves a group of teens who take a field trip to the zoo. One specific teen Griffin Bing notices how badly the animals are being treated. Also they find Cleo, Savannah's monkey. Griffin is the man with the plan. The author states that a lot in the story. Griffin and his friends then go on a secret mission to expose the truth about the zoo. They find very interesting barriers and finds on the way.
The author really did a good job on s
Matt M
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Cal Malone
Griffin, Ben, Savannah, Pitch, Darren, and Logan are on a mission. After there plan to try to get back a million dollar baseball card by performing a housebreak they must now perform a zoo break. When Savannah's monkey goes missing and then they go on a field trip Savannah swears that the monkey she sees is her monkey, Cleopatera. So now Griffin and the rest of the gang must perform a zoobreak in order to get Cleo back from a nasty zookeeper named Mr. Natese. They must have the right combimatio ...more
Dylan Walters
Griffin, Ben, Savannah, Pitch, Darren, and Logan are on a mission. After there plan to try to get back a million dollar baseball card by performing a housebreak (Swindle by: Gordan Korman) they must now perform a zoo break, twice. First,Savannah's monkey goes missing and then they go on a field trip Savannah swears that the monkey she sees is her monkey, Cleopatera. So now Griffin and the rest of the gang must perform a zoobreak in order to get Cleo back from a nasty zookeeper named Mr. Natese.

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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
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