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Title:
Unleashed
Author:
Korman, Gordon, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015
Physical Description:
202 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Luthor the Doberman, a former attack dog, has a good home with Savannah Drysdale, but every time a certain truck passes he goes into a frenzy, while Griffin Bing is caught up in trying to beat his rival, Darren Vader, at an invention contest.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 6.0 170996.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 10 Quiz: 65517.
ISBN:
9780545709354
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The seventh installment in #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Gordon Korman's Swindle series!

UNLEASHED: freed from restraint, running wild, not being held back by anyone or anything . . .

Luthor, a former attack dog, is supposed to be on his best behavior now that he's in the care of Savannah, a girl who's easily a dog's best friend. But every time a certain truck passes by Savannah's house, Luthor goes into attack mode -- and chaos follows.

Meanwhile, Griffin Bing is locked in the fight of his life with his archenemy, Darren Vader. Both are trying to win an invention contest -- and will stop at nothing to be victorious.

A runaway dog. Some majorly strange inventions. A mysterious neighbor. A stolen object of great value. These are a few of the ingredients in UNLEASHED, Gordon Korman's latest Swindle mystery. Like a Doberman with a mission in mind, there's no holding this story back!


Author Notes

Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963. When 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. He 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 he graduated from high school, he had published five other novels and several articles for Canadian newspapers. He received a BFA degree from New York University with a major in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Film and TV. He has written over 75 books for children and young adults including the Swindle series, The Juvie Three, and two books of poetry written by the fictional character Jeremy Bloom.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Former attack dog Luther is supposed to be on his best behavior. But whenever Ralph's Exterminators drives its truck through the neighborhood, Luther takes off running. Luther's owner is beside herself, so when her friend Melissa comes up with the Hover for the school Invent-a-Palooza to help stop Luther from running, Savannah knows it's the invention that will win. When Melissa's invention is stolen, the friends join together to find it. Meanwhile, Griffin (our human protagonist) is caught in an inventing battle with his archenemy. From escaping dogs to conspiracy-theorist neighbors, the plot is packed with high jinks and hilarity. The mystery is light, and the focus is more on the silly adventures. Fans of Luther's previous misbehaviors are sure to enjoy another romp.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-In this seventh book of the wacky and wildly popular mystery series, Griffin Bing and his friends take part in a competition for aspiring inventors. High jinks and humor abound in this fast-paced, dialogue-heavy adventure when the government gets involved. Korman also folds in some light commentary on gender and stereotypes, with a bit of a rift developing in Griffin's social circle over his assumption that tech-savvy Melissa will use her skills to help him rather than focus on her own invention. Fans are in for a rip-roaring good time. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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