Framed (Swindle Series #3)

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The sequel to Gordon Korman's ZOOBREAK - Griffin Bing, the Man with a Plan, has been framed!

Griffin Bing's new principal doesn't like him. And Griffin doesn't like the boot camp football atmosphere the new principal has brought. Griffin manages to stay out of trouble -- until a Super Bowl ring disappears from the school's display case, with Griffin's retainer left in its place. Griffin has been framed! Unfortunately, the Man doesn't have a Plan - and everything his team tries ...

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Overview

The sequel to Gordon Korman's ZOOBREAK - Griffin Bing, the Man with a Plan, has been framed!

Griffin Bing's new principal doesn't like him. And Griffin doesn't like the boot camp football atmosphere the new principal has brought. Griffin manages to stay out of trouble -- until a Super Bowl ring disappears from the school's display case, with Griffin's retainer left in its place. Griffin has been framed! Unfortunately, the Man doesn't have a Plan - and everything his team tries to find out who really took the ring backfires. Griffin ends up in an alternate school, then under house arrest, and finally with an electronic anklet -

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
Middle-schooler Griffin Bing has been in trouble before (namely, in the two previous books about him) but this year's hilariously preposterous predicament is the worst. He is accused of stealing the valuable 1969 Super Bowl ring won by an alumnus and replacing it in the school's display case with his dental retainer. Griffin's motley collection of loyal friends—including a boy who has narcolepsy and keeps a ferret in his pocket to nip him awake when necessary, a football-playing girl, another who is a techno-whiz, an animal trainer, a declamatory actor, and a number of other colorful characters—help Griffin develop and carry out Plans to exonerate him. But their shenanigans only get Griffin into messier jams. As a result, he's sent to an alternative school where a real criminal unfortunately befriends him, then court, and, finally, house-arrest complete with an electronic ankle bracelet. Even his trusting parents become exasperated. To make matters worse, the new principal, Dr. Egan, aka Dr. Evil, always suspects the worst, and his suspicions are publicized by the town's gossip columnist. Ultimately, the animal-lover figures out that the real thief is a packrat, and the crew has to figure out how to convince the adults. The fast-paced, carefully structured plot is somewhat complicated, and the characters, though sharply defined, are numerous. Still, both boys and girls will get swept up in and laugh at Griffin's self-defeating but always well-meaning exploits. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Korman's fans will welcome this follow-up to Swindle (2008) and Zoobreak (2009, both Scholastic). The Man with the Plan needs help from his friends at Cedarville Middle School to clear him of a crime he didn't commit. When a valuable Super Bowl ring goes missing, the principal is convinced that Griffin is involved, and the kids are convinced that Principal Egan is trying to pin the heist on them. It appears that Griffin has been framed, and each attempt to clear his name seems to get the friends in more trouble. This mystery will draw readers in with its quickly developing plot that combines unconventional characters and situations with believable dialogue and plot twists. Griffin's just a normal kid trying to keep track of his retainer, but when you have friends like Ben Slovak, who has a ferret constantly at his side, and Savannah Drysdale, an avid animal enthusiast, some strange situations will occur. Framed introduces a new character to the group when Griffin lands himself in Jail For Kids and has to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. He meets his match in Shank Brickhaus, also a "planner," whose family's expertise in nuisance wildlife plays a major role in Griffin standing trial for a crime he didn't commit. Make no mistake; this mystery will keep readers guessing until the end, and there is enough action and even a Hollywood-style car chase to keep reluctant readers on the edge of their seats.—Cheryl Ashton, Amherst Public Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews

"The Man With The Plan," Griffin Bing, and his 12-year-old fix-it clique have graduated to Cedarville Middle School, and the new principal is a total nightmare. A former high-school football coach, Dr. Egan (aka Dr. Evil) makes the whole school exercise instead of having homeroom, and he warns Griffin he's fully aware of the boy's nearly illegal activities past. When Griffin's errant retainer is discovered in a locked display case in place of the Super Bowl ring of a former student, Griffin is sent to JFK (jail for kids) Alternative Education Center while the case works its way through courts. Griffin and his friends know he's innocent--but unfortunately the man with the plan's plans have the usual result: Everyone gets in more trouble. Griffin's suddenly under house arrest, and the other kids have to use their specialized skills to find the real thief before he's sent further up the river. Korman's third caper starring Griffin & Co. features some conclusion-jumping that would do Inspector Clouseau proud as well as plenty of improbable adult reactions...but it's just as goofball-funny and addictive as the previous two (Zoobreak, 2009, etc.).(Fiction. 9-12)

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Praise for Framed:

“Goofball-funny and addictive” – Kirkus Reviews

“Make no mistake; this mystery will keep readers guessing until the end, and there is enough action to keep readers on the edge of their seats.” – School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545178495
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Swindle Series , #3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 233,210
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.
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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for Teens Read Too

    How do you prove yourself innocent of a crime when you are only in middle school and everyone in authority thinks you are guilty? That's the problem Griffin Bing is battling. Yes, he has had his problems lately, but this time he is totally guilt-free. Really! All Griffin wants to do is find his missing retainer before his parents discover he has lost it yet again. When the missing retainer shows up in the trophy case where the school's pride and joy, a famous Super Bowl ring, usual sits, fingers point immediately in Griffin's direction. True, he has recently been connected to the theft of a valuable baseball card and a crime at the local zoo, but that doesn't mean he is involved this time. Unfortunately, that's not how the principal and a very annoyed police detective see things. Before Griffin knows it, he is attending a new school especially for young delinquents and he's also under house arrest. Both make it very difficult for him to find a way to prove his innocence. With his amazing ability to think of a plan and with the help of several loyal friends, Griffin may be able to figure out who has framed him. Author Gordon Korman uses his trademark humor and passion for crazy schemes to create another great middle grade adventure. Readers will love the quirky characters and nonstop antics as Griffin attempts to convince the adults that someone is trying to ruin his reputation. FRAMED is the third Griffin Bing adventure, so be sure to check out SWINDLE and ZOOBREAK, too.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Great Book!!

    I love the story and author! Cant wait for the next book!

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    OMG

    I love this book, because of its mysteries and shocking twist!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2011

    This book is a must read. It's a mixture of sports and mystery.

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. All the books of the Swindle series were great but Framed was the best.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Unknown

    Best book in the world,and i read alot.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    A

    Best book ever !

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Awesome

    Amazing book

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Nephew beams at Aunt!

    Gift for my nephew that he opened and let out a big grin! Made his day~ he's a 5th grader and he was anxious to start reading!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    The first 2 are amazing this one will be outstouing

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    SWINDLE SERIES

    I love the series

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Kinda Stupid...

    Look, I like all the other books in this series A TON, and this was going to be great to, but the end was really weak and lame. I won't spoil it for those of you who want to read it, but I'll just tell you it's not worth your money. Skip this book in the series and you will be fine and not lose your money. If you really want it, I suggest you borrow it from the library.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Good book

    Im reading this book for ela

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    BEST BOOK EVER!

    I have read the others

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Amazing book

    Framed is about a boy who looses his retainer and his retainer ends up in a box that held a super bowl ring. He gets put under house aressest because people dont believe that he didnt do it. One of his friends is really smart and figures out how to rig his house aressest bracelet and they go in search of the super bowl ring. They figure out that a pack rat stold the super bowl ring and the rest is for me to know and you to find out.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Who framed Griffin Bing?

    Terriffic book! I cant wait till i can buy Showoff on my nook color! Amazing one of the best books i ever read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Oh NO!!!

    I am addicted to this series. I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love x1000000 Gordon Korman books and this series is one of his best. I can't believe that it even became a series! It gives me pleasure reading it. I love it all! YAY!! =)

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Enhhhh

    I borrowed it from my school library and it was not worth reading. It has tons of tension that builds up and up and up but then the end just basically drops you off and is stupid ending its not worth it unless you are a little kid or like crap!¿

    By the way I am 12 years old

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    Would recommend to anyone.

    Amazing book constantly taking turns and exciting through to whole book. I really like Gordon Korman and his series. You should read all of them!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    the best book ever

    Read it now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Amazin book

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