Showoff (Swindle Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Showoff (Swindle Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Gordon Korman
     
 

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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

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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 . . . 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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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606267762
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Series:
Swindle Series, #4
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(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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