August 23, 2013

Swindle

Swindle book cover by Gordon KormanSwindle Series and Movie

In Swindle by Gordon Korman, an evil collector cons Griffin out of a million-dollar baseball card so he unites a ragtag group of his classmates to take down the swindler. It’s a valiant adventure that will take them through a daring heist, a vicious dog, crazy inventions, and a superb acting performance, but throughout it all, the kids have to bring their skills together as a team to get justice. Swindle is the perfect combination of action and adventure, but it is also funny and true-to-life at the same time.

There are 5 other books in the Swindle series: ZoobreakFramed, ShowoffHideout, and Jackpot. And . . .did you know there is a movie version, too? Look’s who’s in it: Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande from Sam & Cat; Noah Crawford and Chris O’Neal from How to Rock; Ciara Bravo from Big Time Rush; and iCarly’s Noah MunckSwindle movie cast photo

Ariana Grande in Swindle

And to get even more psyched, play the Swindle Spot the Difference Game. (I only got 3 out of 9. This game is IMPOSSIBLE!)

Are you a Swindle fan? Have you seen the movie? Let us know in the Comments.
image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. hamsalty4

    haven’t read the book but read other Gordon Kormon books and they were good. should i read this book and watch the movie?

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  2. Loneskirt3

    I watched the movie of swindle.moltly Ariana grande with her cartwheels in highheels.the last time tried I almost fell on my face. Don’t laufgh it’s not funny

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  3. n

    i watched the movie. i would give it a five star rate and i guess maybe the book. my favorite characters are griffin, darren ,amanda, and savannah. griffin is very tricky and knows his ways. darren has te most srong character and respectful to one rule. never park in his spot. amanda was a geek. i confess. but above all very good with atletics and very flexible. savannah is the freaky person and thats why i like her. very weird. so thats my point of view comment a book later.

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  4. Jeremias S

    Swindle is ‘AWSOME’ show. So i can see that on “scholastic’ the book cover says ‘SWINDLE” and it has a picture of “DOBERMAN’ why it that?

    ih

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    1. n

      watch the movie trailer . te book is nothing like te movie. not the characters just sayin

  5. aquacompass60

    The movie and the book are very different. I personaly love the book way more than the movie!

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  6. Dogyellow583

    I read the book and let me just say, it was AMAZING. I loved it. After I read it I was like, “This is my favorite book ever!” {It was until I read Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli (age 10 and up)}

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  7. Tova

    I loved the movie Swiidel it fel I was really in the movie withe them it was a fun movie to watch I saw the movie twice and I still love it till this day it has to be one of my fave movie in the whole world I can’t wait to read the books

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  8. beatriz

    you can some times watch it on nickelodeon that’s where I watched it it is a great movie !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Anonymous

    I watched the movie and it was pretty cool there re many good actors like people from icarly and victorius so the book must be good even though i never read it

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  10. Anonymous

    I had no idea that there was a movie!!! When did it come out? Are they making one of Zoobreak? But seriously, this is the best movie in all eternity! (In my opinion)

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    1. Anonymous

      Yeah I am reading the showoff one and the part I am on is where they are at camp and Darren vader is up to something and if Luthor is really missing or if Savannah and Griffin are hiding or sneaking around and secretally hiding Luthor in a secret cabin by the Lake!

  11. Ryan

    In my opinion the movie ruined the books. It had a completely different tone than anything the books had. I love the book series, though.

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  12. energeticgriffin20

    I love the book Swindle, but I have not seen the movie. It looks like a great movie and I want to see it so bad!!!!!!

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  13. brainypuma10

    I loved the movie swindle so much. It is amazing that they have the book. What I like about the movie books is that you can read the book rather than watch the movie because reading is much more better than sitting around all day and watching something on a screen. I can’t wait to get the book.

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    1. sleepingrascal12

      Swindle is so good it’s even a movie ! And I am such a Swindle fan are you ! ?

  14. morningclever5

    i saw the movie and they were all clever on how to catch the swindler…..im going to read the book soon!

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  15. drawingviolet8

    I am going to record it. I LOVE that book I read it over and OVER again its really good! I bet the movie will be just as good!

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