New York : Scholastic Press, 2008
IL 3-6, RL 4.9
At the very back of the drawer,
a flash of color caught his eye. He reached in and drew out an old
faded card. There was a picture of a loaf of bread in the center,
surrounded by the message: TOP DOG BAKERY PRODUCTS—FOR THE SANDWICH OF
During an unauthorized
sleepover at the local “haunted house”, Griffin discovers an antique baseball
card. With his family desperately in need of money, he decides to
sell the card—only to find out later that the unscrupulous dealer only
paid him a tiny fraction of what the card was worth.
Griffin Bing is not a perfect kid, in fact he gets into trouble, but he also finds a very valuable baseball card. It is taken from him and he leads a band of misfit kids to recapture it. They face a guard dog, a high tech security system and a very secret hiding place.
By the way, did you know that Gordon Korman wrote his first published novel at 12 years old? (Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2011)
In Swindle, Daren tells Grifen
and Ben that 28 people are going to have a sleepover at the Old Rockford,
but they are the only ones that show up. While they are there, they find
an old Babe Ruth baseball card that is worth $1,000,000. The problem is,
they don't find out how much the card is worth until after they sell it!
Read this book to find out how they get the card back, or do they get it
Griffen Bing finds a Babe Ruth
card and sells it. Later on, he finds out that it is really worth $1 million
dollars! So, he forms a team to get it back. Does Griffen get his card
back? Read this exciting book to find out!
Crime -- Fiction.
Baseball cards -- Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.