Showoff by Gordon Korman

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The fourth SWINDLE book, centering around a dog show that goes horribly awry!

The heroes of SWINDLE, ZOOBREAK, and FRAMED are back - and this time, things have gone to the dogs! When Luthor goes berserk at a mall dog show, he's accused of ruining the career of the three-time best-in-show beagle. Griffin always knew that Luthor's viciousness was simmering just below the surface - so why does he feel bad enough to spring him from the pound?

Griffin and his team have a new plan. This one involves New York City, a sinister saboteur, a reclusive dog-trainer who's quit the business, an international dog show, and a whole lot of red dye. But if they pull it off, no one will even notice their sting operation...right?

About Gordon Korman

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Gordon Korman was born in Cote St. Luk, Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963 and grew up in the Toronto area. Since he had no siblings or pets, he wrote to keep himself amused. Then his 7th-grade English teacher told the class they could have 45 minutes a day for four months to work on a story of their choice. Korman began This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, which became his first published book. Korman was also the class monitor for the Scholastic TAB Book Club, so he sent his novel to the address on the TAB flyer, and a few days after his 14th birthday, he had a book contract with Scholastic. By the time Korman graduated from high school, he had published five other novels and several articles for Canadian newspapers. He then moved to New York City, where he studied film and dramatic writing at NYU. Gordon is a graduate of New York University's Dramatic Writing Program. He has published over twenty books for young adults, and currently travels around the world to speak at schools and conventions. Korman has also collaborated with his mother on two books of poetry written by the fictional character Jeremy Bloom. His latest book is entitled The Juvie Three.
Published January 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press. 249 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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All the boys need to do is hide Luthor in Griffin’s garage, train him, win a dog show championship and then turn the money that will pour in afterward over to Electra’s owner.

Jan 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Showoff (Swindle)


Showoff by Gordon Korman is the fourth book in the fabulous Swindle series (with the adorable, slightly goofy-looking Doberman on the cover of each) featuring the man-with-the-plan, Griffin Bing and his wonderful friends.

Dec 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Showoff (Swindle)


These two help introduce Griffin and Ben to the dog show world, and readers may learn some interesting facts about dog shows as well.

Mar 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Showoff (Swindle)

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