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(Swindle #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,594 ratings  ·  147 reviews
The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series!

HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to have revenge. . .

When Griffin Bing and his friends first met Luthor, he was a vicious attack dog working for the slimy S. Wendell Palomino - as known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor, and never
Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Scholastic Press
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Hunter Falish
It's just another normal day in Griffin Bing's neighborhood, until his friend Savannah runs into someone that Griffin and the gang thought that they would never see again. Swindle had returned from jail, after being put there for "stealing" the million dollar Babe Ruth card found by Griffin and his gang. The only odd thing about the situation is Swindle doesn't seem the least bit interested in the gang, his only concern is what a hazard having Luthor in the neighborhood is for the community. He ...more
Jack Frerichs
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I liked how they had a good mix of different character types and people because that really made it a well mixed book. It had animal lovers, leaders (plan makers), and just funny people. It made me mad when Palamino took the dog, knowing what he did to him in the first book (no spoilers). It just adds to how bad of a person Palamino is, just using an animal for money like that and I really don't like him. I really thought this book had some clever ideas like hiding the ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grades 4-5
275 pages. Another great book from Gordon Korman starring the humongous Doberman Luther who is in danger of getting reclaimed by none other than S. Wendell Palomino from the first Swindle book. He’s back and nastier than ever - but Palomino has met his match. Griffin, Ben, Savannah and the gang work together even while at summer camp to keep Luther safe from Palomino’s clutches. It is a tale full of action, acting and slumber. I won’t say anymore but I will say it was a fantastic adventure and I ...more
Junie K.
Hideout by: Gordon Korman
Realistic Fiction
pg. 256
Hideout is the 5th book in the swindle series. This book is about how Griffin (a.k.a. The Man With The Plan), Ben (his narcoleptic best friend), Logan (the actor), Pitch (the climber), Savannah (the animal whisperer), and Melissa (the computer genius)makes this ridiculous plan to save Luthor Savanahs oversized doberman dog from being taken by S. Wendell Palomino (also as known as Swindle.) Swindle has returned and he wants his dog back. Somehow, t
Ms. Yingling
When the nasty Wendell Palomino, aka Swindle, appears at Savannah's house with a paper saying that Luthor is really his, and he plans to take him back, since Luthor came to national attention in the last book and Swindle suspects he is a very valuable dog. The kids decide to hide Luthor, but since all six of them are off to summer camp, this is a problem. Why not bring a giant dog with them to the woods and hide him at camp? Griffin takes him first, but when he's in danger of being found out, th ...more
Angel Kruzan
This story is full of many adventures. First, These kids find out that this mean man named Swindle is back in town and he wants his doberman, Luthor back. This girl named Savannah had saved Luthor from a pound and is taking good care of him. These kids hate Swindle so when they go to camp for the summer, they decide to take Luthor with them. Griffin puts Luthor in a big suitcase and takes him to camp that way. Then after they get there, the bus driver opens the door to the luggage compartment an ...more
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1st-term
S. Wendell Palomino is back for the fifth installment of the Swindle series, and now, he wants his dog back! After Griffin and the gang got their baseball card back, it forced Swindle out of town. Being the animal lover she is, Savannah, the gangs animal expert, adopted Palomino's guard dog named Luthor. As time goes by plan after plan, Swindle decides to return to town on mission; to retrieve Luthor. Not because he's a dog lover, but because Luthor was recently the winner of a dog show (Book 4 ...more
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideout has all of the marks of a great Gordon Korman book: it's fast-paced, ridiculous, addicting, and hilarious,
As always, loved the characters- particularly Logan, who was sooo funny, what with the Abraham Lincoln accidental comedy sketch, every impromptu acting scene, etc. I was glad we got to see some character development, even though it's the fifth book in the series, although I kind of wish there was more to Melissa than just "shy tech geek who will do anything for her friends", because
Payton Magdanz
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My personal response to this book is that I think it’s a great book. It is a great book for 8th-9th graders. Either gender male or female can read this book. I would recommend this book to younger people who like action stories. It is an intense and worrying book. I rate this book a 4.0 out of 5 because it is a good book but not the greatest book I have ever read. It is an action packed story of two kids hiding their dog at camp and have to move to several camps just to keep their dog saf
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Noah J.
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideout by Gordan Korman is a good book. I liked it because it was interesting to see what was going to happen next and some stuff was suprising. This book is about a dog who is trying to be dog-napped by its previous owner because the dog is worth millions of dollars for becoming 2nd place in a dog talent show. In conclusion this was a good book.
Kyle Welty
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hideout is a book that keeps you want to keep reading and never stops. It has so much plot twists and it feels like your actually in the story and part of the plan its just a amazing book and i highly recommend it.
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was a very good book kept you on the edge of your seat
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Good book- although I still want to know what that thing is that has the fake nose/glasses/moustashe combo.
Aidan Linn
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ela-2018
My teacher took my class to the library to choose a book to read. We have like this thing where we have to read 20 books over the school year. When I got to the library I saw Hideout. The reason I picked it was because the cover had a dog It also looked very interesting to read. So I picked it. My best friend from my old school told me I should read it. That was like 7 years ago.

The book is about those kids sneaked their dog into a summer camp they put the dog in a bag full of books. They had to
I accessed this book via Audiobook, but this edition was not available to earmark on Goodreads.

The series of books containing the same batch of characters from Cedarville is getting a bit tiresome. The characters have zany and unrealistic adventures (e.g. memorizing the schedules of all the service vehicles that go between summer camps so they can hitch rides when convenient), but the greatest character growth happens with shy Melissa singing in public and that only as a one-time emergency measu
Mason Laaughlin
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book. It is part of the swindle series. It was connected to the first book. It was about the real owner of a girls dog. The team has to go away to camp so they bring the dog with so it doesn't have to go to the real owner. The dog pound that the owner left the dog at "lost" the documents but really the owner stole them and hid them. The owner finds out where they took the dog. read to find out if they dont have to give up the dog.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideout, by Gordon Korman is my favorite book in the entire Swindle series. The thing I liked the most about this book was the fact that the setting kept on changing, but Korman did a great job of giving just enough details about each new setting that the book could move on without adding pages and pages to the book. In addition, I liked that Korman reintroduced Swindle into the series who left after the first book wanting revenge against Griffin and his friends. In addition, Luthor was what the ...more
Lena H.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Had a hard time getting into this one but the end was excellent!
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books they are very funny and easy to read
Ethan Ethan
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked how it was around the Swindle topic with trying to steal the dog but out of the Swindle books I read it was not one of my favorites.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of my favorite books in the series yet! Can't wait to see what Griffin and his friends get up to next.
Nicholas Blake
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blessing Achampong
Swindle comes back looking for his dog. Savanah has to give him back because he wasnt legally bought. The gang has to come up with a way to ave him.
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book helps proves that if you work together you can accomplish anything.
Will Steinberg
The book was not that great. I didn't understand the plot and it wasn't such a good book.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great camping habba habba. Just kidding fun book
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing really just I can't even start to explain. Amazing a book for anyone
Garret Ault
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book humorous. I was entertained with the topic.
T. P. Jagger
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another SWINDLE book, another entertaining read by Gordon Korman.
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