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Zoobreak Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Korman, Gordon
ISBN: 0545125006     ISBN-13: 9780545125000
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2010
Annotation: After a class trip to a floating zoo where animals are mistreated and Savannah's missing pet monkey is found in a cage, Long Island sixth-grader Griffin Bing and his band of misfits plan a rescue.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Zoos; Fiction.
Stealing; Fiction.
Animal rescue; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2010020917
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Swindle
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.60" (0.36 lbs) 230 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 133351
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q47198
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 9.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): IV>Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring)
In this companion to Swindle, Griffin, Ben, and friends attempt to save a stolen monkey--and all the animals--from an unscrupulous floating-zoo owner. The kids' animal rescue goes sour after learning they must secretly board each escapee in their own homes. The story's plot moves at a fast clip, and animal lovers will relate to the friends' good intentions. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 November)

Gr 5–7—The characters from Korman's Swindle (Scholastic, 2008) are reunited in this action-packed story. Eleven-year-old Savannah Drysdale's pet monkey has gone missing, and Savannah is sure that Cleo was stolen. On a class field trip aboard a floating animal zoo, she is convinced that the monkey in one of the exhibits is her pet. She enlists the help of her friend Griffin, known as the "Man With a Plan," to execute a zoo break. But, as Griffin knows, what looks good on paper doesn't always turn out quite as planned, especially when furry creatures are involved, and the rescuers end up with a lot more than they bargained for. Although the novel is heavy on plot and includes some very predictable bad guys, Korman manages to involve readers in the adventures of some likable young people who believe that they need to act, and not wait for adults to save the day. A satisfying read.—Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, MD

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