Showoff

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Showoff: someone who is given to bragging, having a swelled head, boasting, swaggering, knowing it all . . .

Griffin Bing and his friends are back -- and this time, things have gone to the dogs!

After former attack dog Luthor goes berserk at a dog show, he's accused of ruining the career of the three-time national champion. Griffin has always wondered whether you could teach such a vicious dog new tricks . . ...

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Showoff (Swindle Series #4)

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Overview


Showoff: someone who is given to bragging, having a swelled head, boasting, swaggering, knowing it all . . .

Griffin Bing and his friends are back -- and this time, things have gone to the dogs!

After former attack dog Luthor goes berserk at a dog show, he's accused of ruining the career of the three-time national champion. Griffin has always wondered whether you could teach such a vicious dog new tricks . . . but he also smells a setup of some kind. He feels bad for Luthor --- bad enough to spring him from the pound.

The only way for Luthor to make everything right is to do the unthinkable . . . and become the new national champion. Can Griffin Bing, The Man With The Plan, turn this beast into a beauty? Very soon, the whole world will want to know the answer.

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Editorial Reviews

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

"This book is overflowing with energy, and each chapter ends with the promise of more excitement. In addition, woven perfectly into the story...are the themes of friendship, working together, accomplishing the impossible, and having the courage to do what is right." - www.Kidreads.com

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

Kirkus Reviews
Intrepid man-with-a-plan Griffin is up to his old tricks in his fourth outing, accompanied by a cast of patient middle-school best friends, all on a mission to save an overly energetic dog. After Savannah's gigantic Doberman, Luthor, inexplicably trashes a public appearance by show dog Electra, resulting in an unfortunate tail injury to the valuable beagle, Electra's owner sues her family and she's forced to relinquish her beloved pet to the animal shelter. Classmates Griffin and Ben bring the dog home, which is not too difficult since Griffin's parents are touring Europe, trying to sell a quirky new invention. All the boys need to do is hide Luthor in Griffin's garage, train him, win a dog show championship and then turn the money that will pour in afterward over to Electra's owner. If this scheme sounds highly improbable, well, that's half the fun. Eventually, they end up at the world's grandest dog show, with Luthor competing for the championship--if only they can thwart the wily criminal who's trying to upset their efforts. This tale stands alone well, with marginal character development taking second place to the narrative's nearly believable twists and turns. Ample dog-show details will appeal to pet enthusiasts. A bumpy, plot-driven ride that moves along at a brisk pace, enthusiastically catapulting toward a potentially disastrous and hilarious conclusion. (Fiction. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545320603
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 131,065
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Other books by Gordon Korman

    If you liked this book you should the Titanic series

    10 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Different

    If you have read swindle, zoobreak, and framed you will know that its different. In all the other books griffin has a real plan that usually breaks the law, but in showoff all he does is enter a dog show and get in minor trouble. Anyways great book really good.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Love it

    I read the first book in third grade. I am in seventh grade now and I am still going to read this book. I love rhis series.

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    ??????????

    Should I buy it

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Omg i love this book pleaese make this book into a movie

    I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    I have'nt read it yet!

    Youre right all of gordan kormans books should be movies

    6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Awesome

    Aaaaaaahhhhhhh yyyyyyeeeeeaaaahhh!!!!!!

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Great

    I dont know when this book came out

    3 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Great

    Excellent book loved it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Good

    Good freakin' book!

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    ?

    It wont let me read it .....what a waste!!!!!!

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    ONE OF THE GREATS

    Back in grade school i read gordon korman books at the school library. Those books were the highlight of my childhod, (one of the highlights anyway). Mpst of his books that i read back then are not in print at this time but hopefully will be republished in the near future. The first three books in this series were ok but this on brings back memories. It has the cassic humor, wit, suspense, and crazy, memorable characters.
    Some or his classic titles are...
    Who is Buggs Potter?
    Beware the fish
    Go jump in the pool
    Loosing joe's place
    No more dead dogs
    Radio fith grade
    Something fishy at macdonald hall
    Macdonald hall goes hollywood

    ¿¿¿Long live crazy russian dude!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Why is luthor

    Why is louthor on the cover of every book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    why no luthor in swindle movie?

    TELL US GORDON TELL US

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    A real review

    The book is the same as all the others don't buy it do not waste your money

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Totaly amazing

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    WOW

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Showoff

    It was good!:)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Awesome

    This book is awesome i recomend it to everyone please read i is awesome.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    AWSOME

    This book is full of exitment and suspense you won't dind any were else

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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