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Jackpot: A Swindle Mystery Canadian Title

By Gordon Korman   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545561471 Paperback
208 Pages | 5.27" x 7.59" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545561464 Hardcover
208 Pages | 5.81" x 8.57" | Ages 8 to 12

The sixth installment in the Swindle series, in which the search for a missing lottery ticket becomes a hunt of epic proportions!

JACKPOT: the top prize in a game or lottery; a sensational and unexpected success, stroke of luck, windfall, bounty, pay day . . .

What would you do with $30,000,000? That's the question everyone in Cedarville and every town near it is asking, because right now there's an unclaimed lottery ticket worth that much - and the money will go to whomever finds it first.

Griffin Bing, The Man With The Plan, wants to be the lucky winner. But he's got competition. Darren Vader, Griffin's number-one enemy, will stop at nothing to find it. And a new kid in town, Victor Phoenix, is also in on the big hunt. He's got an advantage that Griffin would have never guessed: Griffin's own friends are helping Victor out. But why?

Griffin's going to need a lot of help - from a rowdy Doberman, a completely strange invention, and a very random set of wheels - to hit this jackpot and win his friends back.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for the Swindle series:

"Goofball-funny and addictive." -Kirkus Reviews

"Pure fun from top to bottom." -School Library Journal

"...The action moves along like Luthor-swiftly and unstoppably." -Booklist

"Korman's fast moving, feel-good suspense novel will have middle schoolers, especially boys, turning the pages." -Voice of Youth Advocates

"The books in this series can be read as stand-alones or be used as a classroom read-aloud." -CM: Canadian Review of Materials