Swindle book central rappahannock regional library. An elevator tosses around its rider, a man sends a woman dressed as a blind nun down a steep road in a wheelchair, an extendable arm gives a victim a black eye, a deeptissue massage gets rougher than expected, teens slap each other during a staged argument, etc. Griffin, ben, palomino, darren, pitch, savannah and more. Names of the main characters in the book swindle by gordon. Swindle in this captivating storyline, two friends, griffin and ben slovak, are camping at an old abandoned mansion that was about to be knocked down. He is 6th grade, lives in cedarville, ny, and his best friend is ben slovak. Griffin bing is the man with a plan, and his plans are often huge. The skate park that griffen had proposed at the beginning of the book was built. The book is about a 6th grader named griffin bing who has discovered an extremely rare babe ruth baseball card in an old house.
This article looks into some of gordon kormans bestselling novels, swindle and schooled, including some of the main characters, their roles and significance of the novels. He is known as the man with the plan, because every book he makes a plan to solve the conflict of the story. Which was more important in swindlecharacter development or the plot. Just about everyone on centerlight island is a suspect in the mysterious death of barney, a huge partmastiff. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like the value of trust and teamwork and the morality and rights of ownership. Its characters harbor so many secrets that part of the enjoyment in the book comes from seeing how the author plans to disentangle them. The story centers around griffin and his friends attempts to steal the card. This resource offers discussion questions about this book. A local card dealer nicknamed swindle manages to trick him out of it, so griffin must put together a group of misfit friends in order to break into swindles compound and reclaim it. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 256 pages and is available in hardcover format. The story starts out in the beginning of august, in cedarville, new york, with the school friends all heading off to summer camps but they did not know they would be sneaking a dog along with them.
Sixthgrader griffin bing finds a valuable babe ruth baseball card in an old. Swindle is a 20 made for tv movie by nickelodeon, released on august 24th. The first edition of the novel was published in march 1st 2008, and was written by gordon korman. Swindle is a middlegrade novel published in 2008 by canadian american author gordon korman. The swindle books really put his talent in the best light as he draws each unique, unrealistic but ohsorealistic character in the group. Griffin and his friend plan a sppoky sleepover in a haunted house. Griffin has always wondered whether you could teach such a vicious dog. The plot was more important in the book than character developmentgriffin didnt really change or grow. Im so thrilled to introduce notorious, a canine murdermystery with a gangster twist. Theyre sitting on their sleeping bags in an abandoned mansion. Griffin bing and his friends are back and this time, things have gone to the dogs. Free download or read online swindle pdf epub book. Swindle is told from the view of multiple characters.
Swindle reading comprehension character profiles and answer key reading common core standards. Lemaitres background in crime fiction shows through in the intricate plotting and suspenseful pacing of the great swindle, which at times reads like a thriller. Unleashed is the seventh book in the swindle series by gordan korman about griffin bing and his friends and how griffin comes up with a bunch of crazy plans. All of the character pictures came from imdb, because there was a movie made of this book, but, unfortunately, logan was left out of the movie. Griffin bing the main character in the series, griffin has to prove his honesty time. When describing swindle and figuring out the password to his house, he says, i think we are dealing with an old nerd, too.
Compare and contrast two or more characters in a story. Wendell palomino, he is told it is a fake and is swindled out of his money. Darren vader griffins main nemesis, darren tries to blackmail and frame. Swindle went on tv and announced that this was a very valuable card that could be worth as much as one million dollars. The book starts with griffin and his best friend, benjamin slovak, otherwise known as ben. Swindle is a 2008 childrens novel by gordon korman. Pdf the medusa plot book by gordon korman free download. Based on gordon kormans book swindle, this movie is about a boy named griffin who finds a valuable multimillion dollar baseball card. Unleashed by gordan korman is an exciting, fastpaced book. Characters the characters in my book include ben slovak, and. Griffin bing, the man with the plan, thinks he can help with his familys financial problem by selling his rare babe ruth baseball card that he found in an abandoned house, but, when he goes to this store owner named s. The man with the plan is what his friend calls him, because he always seems to have a plan for everything.
In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, teachingbooks supports the first amendment and celebrates the right to read. In the story, 6thgrader griffin bing enlists a group of his. The main characters of this adventure, mystery story are. The story revolves around all of their problems with swindle and.
There are two main characters in each of the summer camps and the story takes place in all three of these camps. Free download or read online the medusa plot pdf epub book. Im back for the next part of our character development lesson using verdi by janell cannon. Pdf swindle book by gordon korman free download 256 pages. Wendell palomino, nicknamed swindle, and tries to sell it to him, he is told its a replica and is swindled out of the money. He is called swindle by ben and griffin a man who is lazy and rips people off on collectibles. Hideout is the fifth book in the series by gordon korman and so to really appreciate the story you should start at the beginning of. In zoobreak by gordon korman book 2 of the series, griffin and his class go to visit a floating zoo, but they dont like what they see. Hideout is the fifth book in the series by gordon korman and so to really appreciate the story you should start at the beginning of the series swindle is book.
Swindle, a bimonthly arts and culture publication from 2004 to 2009. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How does harper lee demonstrate characters who are empathetic in the novel. I really enjoyed this book because it kept me turning pages until the end. It is an adaptation of a book of the same name by gordon korman. Swindle transformers, several fictional characters in the transformers universe. After a mean collector named swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, griffin bing must put together a band of misfits to break into swindles compound and recapture the card. The book starts off with griffins plan to spend a night with a bunch of his classmates in a creaky, old, rumoredtobehaunted, readytobetorndown house, a plan that doesnt exactly come off with a. His family is going through rough times and are about to go bankrupt. The main characters of this adventure, realistic fiction story are. Wendell palomino also known as swindle from the first book, this is the guy. After accidentally selling the card for a million dollar loss, he enlists the help of his best friend ben and his colleagues to regain the baseball card.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Swindle is a fictional childrens adventure book written by gordan korman and. And griffin doesnt like the boot camp football atmosphere the new principal has brought. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 222 pages and is available in hardcover format. It is a caper story about the retrieval of a valuable baseball card. Swindle comes across like an oceans eleven or mission impossible for kids. Comical accidents and pratfalls yield some bumps and bruises, but theyre always meant to be funny for the audience. Swindle is a coming of age novel by gordon korman about a group of friends working together to retrieve a rare baseball card. Wendell palomino, savannah drysdale, antonia pitch.
Like her older brother griffin, which she tried to kill to gain power in the missions, shes clever to the bone and full of ambition. Wendell palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixthgrader griffin bing puts together a band of misfits to break into palominos heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his fathers failing invention, the smartpick fruit picker. Griffin bing is the main character of all the novels. The first page includes the main characters such as. Shes the youngest member of the crew, but if you saw her amazing skills, you wouldnt believe it. Fandom apps take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The book was the first of a series, followed by zoobreak, framed. Griffin is in the 6th grade, he is tiny and scrawny, has blonde hair and blue eyes. After former attack dog luthor goes berserk at a dog show, hes accused of ruining the career of the threetime national champion. Griffin manages to stay out of trouble until a super bowl ring disappears from the schools display case, with griffins retainer left in its place. There are about seven or eight main characters in the book swindle, but i have selected griffin, ben, and darren to describe to you. Readers will enjoy the pageturning adventure, the quirky characters and the revenge factor.
His other books include this cant be happening at macdonald hall. It is a caper story about the retrieval of a valuable baseball card and built on creativity and simple language. How would you describe the authors purpose for the book. Bens dad says that hes an old nerd because he remembers something from startrek that had the number 1701. Swindle chess, a ruse by which a chess player in a losing position tricks his opponent. Characters the characters in my book include ben slovak, and griffen bing, darren vader, s. Griffin bing the main character in the series, griffin has to prove his honesty time and time again. Swindle, zoobreak, framed, showoff, hideout, jackpot, unleashed, and jingle. Zain abideen the story swindle is an adventure story of a boy named griffin bing, or as his best friend, ben slovak calls him the man with the plan. When griffin bing plans a spooky sleepover in a haunted house thats about to be. To read the first blog post in this series, and to.
Griffin and ben have a sleepover at a old house that is scheduled to be demolished next morning. The first edition of the novel was published in july 5th 2011, and was written by gordon korman. This book is destined to become a favorite readaloud for. Swindle reading comprehension character profiles and. He is a sixth grader who doesnt want to move from his best friend ben. There are many things standing in their way a menacing guard dog, a hightech security system, a very secret.1095 1116 457 607 949 1167 931 1556 106 896 782 386 1227 1535 1106 1217 645 585 763 427 1547 989 1227 703 568 1280 155 1040 599 1485 1492 1024 539 750 1113 990 1228 171