The Bamboozlers by Michael de Guzman

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Albert Rosegarden is a boy in desperate need of an adventure. Then Wendell, the grandfather he's never met, shows up. Wendell is an old ex-con of mixed ancestry. A reformed swindler with one last score to settle. With his mother's reluctant permission, Albert is allowed to spend a weekend in Seattle with his grandfather. Joined by former colleagues, Wendell and Albert con a con man who has it coming. The Bamboozlers is about love and the passing of wisdom. And, as Wendell tells his grandson, "This is going to be the most fun you ever had."

About Michael de Guzman

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Michael de Guzman is the author of Melonhead and Beekman's Big Deal. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published September 4, 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When this charming, loose-limbed, fairy-grandfather story begins, Albert Rosegarden, a 12-year-old boy who lives with his hardworking waitress mother, has just been suspended from school for insulting his teacher.

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