De Guzman, Michael. The Bamboozlers.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Book Review

DE GUZMAN, Michael. The bamboozlers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 168p. c2005. 0-374-30512-9. $16.00. J

Albert, age 12, longs for adventure and a trip out of Mountain View, Idaho, and when he meets his grandfather Wendell for the first time his wishes come true in a big way. He and Wendell, who carries around a mysterious Stradivarius case, take off for the weekend to Seattle, with Albert's mother's reluctant permission. They meet some of Wendell's questionable acquaintances, acquire a three-legged dog, and concoct an elaborate scheme to "con a con man," exacting a clever revenge on a bad guy who deserves it. Naturally, Albert plays a major role in the...

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