Griff Carver, hallway patrol

by Krieg, Jim.

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Summary
Griff Carver Knows a Thing or Two About Fighting Crime!

No, he cannot be bought. He cannot be frightened. And he will not sleep until justice is served. Because Griff Carver is not just any kid--he's a kid with a badge.  And if you are a rule breaker, he's your worst nightmare.

Griff might be the newest officer on the Rampart Middle School Patrol Squad, but he's no rookie. And he'll do whatever it takes to clean up the school's mean hallways, even if it lands him in trouble with the Old Lady (a.k.a. Mom).

But when he links cool kid, Marcus "The Smile" Volger, to a counterfeit hall pass ring, can Griff and his friends close the case? Or will his habit of ruffling feathers mean he'll let down the force--and lose his badge--for good?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A brilliant, hard-nosed, and dedicated cop for being only 13 years old, Griff Carver grimly fights the good fight as a member of his new school's Safety Patrol in this inspired, expertly spun tale. Rampart Middle School may have a shiny reputation, but, as new transfer Griff quickly discovers, it's rotten from the principal on down. Even Delane, the patrol's captain, is in the back pocket of flashy arch-villain and class-president-candidate Marcus Volger. Picking up allies who see through his flinty exterior like ace reporter Verity King, bumbling but educable fellow officer Tommy Rodriguez, and Solomon, a savvy old janitor Griff takes it on the chin more than once but comes out on top in the end, stymied in an effort to nab Volger outright but at least breaking up his counterfeit hall-pass operation in a spectacularly destructive climax. Pitch perfect from start to finish ( The donuts tasted like papier-mache, only less sweet and harder to chew ) veteran TV writer Krieg's fiction debut will have even the most hardboiled whodunit fans rolling in the aisles. Expect sequels, and hope they come soon.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In what reads like a deliberately cliched police procedural, first-time novelist Krieg takes readers inside the squeaky-clean hallways of Rampart Middle School, where new student Griff Carver immediately smells something fishy. Griff, a seasoned safety patrol officer whose reputation for razor-sharp instincts and tough-guy attitude has preceded him, is forced to team up with chatterbox Tommy, a by-the-books Boy Scout, to weed out a counterfeit hall pass gang. With comically over-the-top cop lingo-"I'd had enough commanding officers over the years to know that that's what they were. Politicians. Kids looking to score a few points on their magnate high school application"-Griff and Tommy tell their stories through incident reports and interviews, adding drama and humor to the most mundane aspects of school. Krieg cleverly depicts Rampart as a microcosm of society, complete with smarmy "student govie types," a gutsy school reporter (who contributes diary-style chapters), and dedicated but underappreciated hallway patrol officers ("A hero's just a sandwich the cafeteria served us every Wednesday," Griff quips). Krieg will keep readers chuckling through the hilarious but action-packed showdown, which leaves the door open for a sequel. Ages 9-11. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Counterfeits and counterfeiting -- Juvenile fiction.
School safety patrols -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Counterfeits and counterfeiting -- Fiction.
School safety patrols -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Listening Library,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Chamberlain, Mike.
Heyborne, Kirby.
Rankin, Emily.
Lee, Ann Marie.
Listening Library.
Participants/Performers Reader, Mike Chamberlain, Kirby Heyborne, Emily Janice Card, Ann Marie Lee.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 5 audio discs (5 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780307915375
0307915379
9780307915399 :
0307915395 :
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