Framed (Swindle Series #3)

Framed (Swindle Series #3)

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by Gordon Korman
     
 

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The hilarious third SWINDLE book - now in paperback!

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

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The hilarious third SWINDLE book - now in paperback!

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 - with no way to prove his innocence! Griffin smells a rat - but will he be able to solve the mystery in time?

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“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

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545197632
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Series:
Swindle Series, #3
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
49,505
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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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Framed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the world,and i read alot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, because of its mysteries and shocking twist!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of all time. All the books of the Swindle series were great but Framed was the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love gordon korman and all his books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are awsome. I read the sixth book, jackpot, in one day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 2 are amazing this one will be outstouing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story and author! Cant wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read it. It's good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i m the first reveiw then look at 8 & 9 if i m the second look at 9 & 10 ect... great book am on page 42! : )
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
A fun middle-grade adventure that kids will just soak up. A special Super Bowl ring is stolen from Cedarville Middle School, and The Man with a Plan (Griffin Bing) gets in deeper trouble with the police than ever before. He even loses his will to create a plan to get out of the huge scrape he's in. How can he shed light on the true culprit's identity when he is under house arrest? Cool, action-packed book. Shows how teamwork and using each person's strengths works out well for the ultimate goal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is the best book in the siriies Awsomenss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i thought it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book and want to read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love the series! So great and addicting to me! Me brother got me started on the first one, Swindle,, in 4th grade! I have read all the series except for the last one! Hideout... Read the books in order, Swindle is the first one, start with that if u havent then its Zoobreak, then Jailbeak i think then idk if theres another one...But the last one is Hideout!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't tell me to shut up. So, oh look, I'm talking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terriffic book! I cant wait till i can buy Showoff on my nook color! Amazing one of the best books i ever read.