|By (author):||Korman, Gordon|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10 Canadian|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)|
|Size:||7.62in x 5.25in|
|From The Publisher*|
A hilarious story about an underachiever who learns to go above and beyond.
Cameron Boxer, king of the slackers, has found something worth his time. By playing video games online in front of an audience he can find both fame AND fortune - especially with Elvis (a beaver who seems to love video games as much as Cam) at his side.
The only problem? Things keep getting in Cam's way. Like school. And the club he accidentally started. And the misguided people in his life who don't think beavers should be playing video games.
It's going to take some trickery, some close calls, and a fierce devotion to slacking in order for Cam to get to his goal - conquering the game's infamous Level 13. But if any slacker can do it, Cam can.
|Review Quote*||Praise for Swindle:"Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" -- Chicago Tribune"Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library JournalPraise for The Hypnotists:"Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Ungifted:"A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." -- Voice of Youth Advocates"Funny and insightful." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Schooled:* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred review|
|Biographical Note||Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.|