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Ocean's 11... with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

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 Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way -- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their general inability to drive -- but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue.
This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on April 15, 2009 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0439903459
ISBN-13: 9780439903455
43 Book Reviews
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  • hockey_kid77
    hockey_kid77Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:44 am55 stars
    This book was amazing. It's about a group of kids and a really, really, rare baseball card. They got cheated from someone and when they find out that the card is worth a million dollars, they decide to get the card back. Their fun adventures include blowtorching cases and sneaking into houses. Loved it!
    • belle252
      belle252Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:10 pm44 stars
      This book is awesome. and a very good read Griffin, and his friend, Ben go to a mansion for the night. Griffin looked around and finds a desk and a card. The next morning they go to a shop which sells antique objects. The shopkeeper offers them only $120 for the card and Griffin goes home, turns on the T.V, then sees this:The shopkeeper was holding the card Griffin sold to him-and said it cost $1 million. He had sold that card to him for $120. Clearly the shopkeeper was a big lier and it was up to Griffen to somehow get the to card back to Griffen.
      • LilyThursday, December 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm
        I love getting in my bed knowing I'm going to be swept up in a adventure with every chapter. All the stress about homework is suddenly gone and replaced with relief. Every character plays a part and every character saves the day one time or another.
        • Beast Bros!!!!!Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:42 am
          The book swindle is magnificent.It's by Gordon Korman. Griffin and his team try to get back their card. The book is named after Swindle because he cheats on Griffin and steals his baseball card. If you want to find out more read the book.
          • aria123
            aria123Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1:41 pm55 stars
            The Gordon Korman has the most incredible books in the world. He wrote so many books and they are so incredible. I really wish I had all of his books, I could practicly read all of them in a day. Books are the most awesome thing in the world real.
            • redapple8787
              redapple8787Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm55 stars
              This is a witty book by Gordon Korman that describes a crew of kids' plan to steal back a swindled baseball card. The book describes how the kids, including the mastermind, Griffin Bing, plan, attempt, and must improvise their plan to get back their baseball card. If you enjoy mysteries or books that explain mysteries, this is for you!
              • EllaMonday, May 22, 2017 at 9:25 am
                It sounds really great
                • pieasaurusrex21
                  pieasaurusrex21Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm55 stars
                  A treat! :)
                  • cookielolipop
                    cookielolipopMonday, May 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm
                    It looked intresting
                    • the bookMonday, April 3, 2017 at 8:59 am
                      a good book for anyone who likes adventure, eximent suspense great book for anyone who want a book with action. if you want to read about a heist this is the book for you.