Sunday, March 16, 2008


Swindle by Gordon Korman was a big hit at my bookfair last week.  So I had to read it. I found myself enjoying it and think that most kids from 3-6th would love it.  It has action and excitement that will lure students to want to keep reading and not put it down.
The story is about a boy named, Griffin Bing, who finds a Babe Ruth baseball card and is lied to by S. Wendell Palomino claiming it's worthless when it's actually worth a million dollars. Palomino swindles him out of the card.  Upon finding the card's real value, Griffin is determined to get it back.  He is "the man with a plan" and forms a team of kids to get his baseball card back.  Thus the adventure begins.  This will be one book you can't keep on the shelf!
It was fun to see my students so excited about buying books and I'm glad this one was a good choice for them.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

The only problems I've had with this one is that it is somewhat light on the actual baseball. I love Korman, but this is not my favorite.