Swindle is a 2008 book by Gordon Korman. The book centers on sixth grader Griffin Bing, who thinks he has found the solution to his family's money problems when he finds a Babe Ruth baseball card in a condemned house. However, a dealer rips him off, and he gathers a group of his peers to help him reclaim what is rightfully his. The book was made into a film in 2013 and was followed by a number of sequels:
The Swindle series contains examples of the following tropes:
- Five-Man Band:
- Fluffy Tamer: Savannah
- Foreshadowing: In the first book, Ben displays his ability to fall asleep very easily. Turns out, he has narcolepsy, a fact which he reveals to Griffin as they are about to perform the heist.
- Friend to All Living Things: Savannah
- Intrepid Reporter: Celia White in Framed
- One-Word Title: All the books have these.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Pitch Benson's real name is Antonia, but she only goes by her rock climbing name.