Hideout (Swindle Series #5)

Hideout (Swindle Series #5)

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by Gordon Korman
     
 

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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 -- also known as Swindle. The kids

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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 -- also known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor and never thought they'd see Swindle again.

But now Swindle's returned. And he wants his dog back.

Swindle has manipulated the law so that there's no way for Savannah Drysdale to keep Luthor in her house. Before he can be taken away, the kids decide to make him disappear -- away from Swindle.

Six kids. Three hideouts. One extremely large dog.

What could possibly go wrong?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
When the Drysdale family adopts a Doberman named Luthor from the local shelter, daughter Savannah is relieved that the dog won't have to go back to S. Wendell Palomino. Palomino, better known to Savannah and her friends as "Swindle Palomino," abused Luthor before leaving him at the shelter. So when, on Luthor's 5th birthday, Savannah opens the door to find Palomino on the doorstep, she knows that no good will come of this visit. The man claims that he never gave up ownership of the dog to the shelter and has now come to reclaim his property. Although the court will make the final decision, Savannah and her friends know they must protect Luthor at all costs. Spurred on by the approach of summer break and various camp destinations taking the kids away from home, Savannah and her friends come up with a plan. If it is to succeed, the plan needs the master mind of Griffin plus the theatrical abilities of Logan, the tech savvy of Melissa, the acrobatics of Pitch, the determination of Ben, and the dedication of Savannah. They also need a little help from Luthor. He has been their constant companion since they met him in an abandoned building. Although he tolerates the other five, he acts like a puppy only when Savannah is nearby. Author Korman is well-known to this readership. Previous adventures in this series have the friends tackling historic baseball cards, false accusations about a theft, the rescue of stolen animals, and a disastrous turn of events at the dog show. This new adventure with the six friends will be greeted warmly by series fans. This is a recommended title for all upper elementary and middle school collections. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
Kirkus Reviews
Hiding out's easy; forcing 150 pounds of former guard dog to hide out--not so much. Thirteen-year-old "Man With The Plan" Griffin Bing and his five friends are celebrating the fifth birthday of Savannah's rescued Doberman, Luthor, when S. Wendell Palomino, or "Swindle," as they came to know him during their first adventure, arrives to say he is suing to get Luthor back. The kids know it's because Swindle heard that Luthor nearly won a ton of money at a recent dog show. When the dog pound fails to produce Luthor's release-for-adoption paperwork, Swindle wins him back. Rather than surrender her beloved fur-friend, Savannah prevails on the group to help her hide him...but all of them are headed to different summer camps in a few days. Griffin must devise his most complex plan to date, and when that goes south (as most of his plans do), it's on to yet another scheme, since Swindle's promised to use his dog-show winnings to make the kids' lives miserable forever. Korman's fifth caper is wholly unbelievable from start to finish but a ton of fun nonetheless. Kids will be too busy laughing at the antics of Griffin and his pals to mind their implausibility. Easy, slick and silly; it's Saturday-morning-cartoon hijinks between the covers of a book. (Fiction. 9-12)
From the Publisher

Praise for SWINDLE:

-"Pure fun from top to bottom." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

-"Korman's fast moving, feel-good suspense novel will have middle schoolers, especially boys, turning the pages." -- VOYA

Praise for ZOOBREAK:

-"Korman again knocks it out of the park . . . interesting, full of humor, and good fun." -- VOYA

-"Korman's second tale of 11-year-old Mr. Fix-it Griffin and his friends is a page-turning adventure. . . . The author's fans will be more than pleased." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for FRAMED:
-"Goofball-funny and addictive." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

School Library Journal
Gr 5�7—Readers ready for adventure and high jinks should be pleased with this latest title about Griffin Bing and his friends. This time, the last person they ever thought would show his face again has slimed his way back into town with a nasty agenda. Swindle wants not only revenge for having his reputation ruined, but he also wants his dog back. Luthor has been living with Savannah ever since Swindle ran off. But Swindle, hoping to make money now that the dog is famous, has changed his story about giving him up. Griffin needs a plan to rescue the oversize Doberman and decides to make him disappear. A fast-paced mystery that has it all, this title will make old fans rejoice while bringing new ones into the fold. A short recap in the beginning brings readers up to speed on what happened in the previous books. Familiar characters are brought back and the problems come barreling in from the get-go. The pace is quick, the story line is amusingly far-fetched, and the writing is at its best. Hilarious and sure to please, this is required reading for those already hooked on the escapades of Griffin and his pals.—Mariela Siegert, Westfield Middle School, Bloomingdale, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545448666
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Swindle Series, #5
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
735,074
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
HL750L (what's this?)
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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Hideout 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a awesome action packed book. You never know whats going to happen next. Around everycorner is a suprise. With my friends at the beach chilling. Friends are for ever enjoy that time.make the most of them and be happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maya g-d Book review Dec 10th 2013 Hideout Hideout is about kids and a Doberman (Dog). The dog belongs to one of the kids named savanna who adopted the Doberman, after a man named S. wendle palomino went to jail for ripping off kids of a one million dollar baseball card. He used to own the dog. One day unexpectedly, Mr. Palomino claimed the dog as his own because he was worth a lot of money. He hid the Doberman adoption notes, so the kids could not prove to the court that the dog belonged to them. On the day they were supposed to give the dog back to Palomino, the kids ended up smuggling the Doberman away to their summer camp. Mr. Palomino tries to hunt down the dog because he suspects the kids took him away to camp. Palomino finally captures the dog by tranquilizing him with a dart. But In the end palomino gets what he deserves. I like this book because it’s full of action and it is really fun to read. I recommend it to people how like adventure, Crime, Animals and exciting stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will gordon korman write a 6th i hope so
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it! Favorite book and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! READ IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderous book, shame on those who don't like it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the other books this one was by far my favorite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read thebwgole series of swindle and this book is by far the best book in the series.Most read this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. Everyone should read this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I recommend.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Runs in crying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont mind if I read over again and again!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the better books that I've read. For people who dont know to read it or not, I highly suggest it. I spent 4 straight hours reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best book in the series so far
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Yo moma so ugggly when she tried to take a bath all the water jumped out!! Yo mom!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was less than to be expected, And though swindle returns he isn't put back in jail despite what happened. The story follows a sequal arc rather than an actual story-arc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to ur room
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Aria?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moved to 'powers' res 3....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool bros
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thos book rocks
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