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Gordon Korman

Who is Gordon Korman?

Gordon Korman (born October 23, 1963) is a Canadian American author. Korman has written over 80 children's and young adult fiction books. Korman has sold more than 28 million books over a career spanning four decades and has appeared at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list. Early life Korman was born in Montreal, Quebec, where he lived until 1970. He grew up in Thornhill, Ontario (just north of Toronto) and attended German Mills Public School and public high school at Thornlea Secondary School.He moved to the United States to attend college at New York University where he studied film and film-writing. Korman received a BFA from New York University in 1985; with a degree in dramatic visual writing and a minor in motion picture and television. Career Korman wrote his first book when he was 12 years old, as part of the English class in 7th grade. This became the manuscript for This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, the first book in his Macdonald Hall series. Korman was the Scholastic Arrow Book Club monitor for the class; after completing the assignment, he mailed his manuscript to Scholastic. This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall was published by Scholastic Press in 1978 when Korman was only 14 years old. Before graduating from high school in Thornhill, Ontario, Korman wrote and published five books.Korman has written more than 80 books which have sold more than 28 million copies in a career that has spanned four decades. Works Non-series books Series Adaptations The Monday Night Football Club series was adapted as the Disney Channel TV series The Jersey, which ran for four years between 1999 and 2004.Swindle was adapted into a movie that aired on Nickelodeon in 2013.The Macdonald Hall series has a TV adaptation of one of the books, called "Bruno and Boots Go Jump in the Pool". It stars Jonny Gray, Callan Potter and Peter Keleghan. It aired April 1, 2016 on the Canadian network YTV. Two more adaptations aired there the following year, April 1, 2017. Other optioned books include No Coins, Please, I Want to Go Home, the Island trilogy and The Twinkie Squad. Awards and recognition Air Canada Award for promising authors in Canada, at age 17 1991 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award (chosen by Manitoba schoolchildren), The Zucchini Warriors (1988) 1999 ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, The Toilet Paper Tigers (1993) 2001 American Library Association Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Losing Joe's Place (1990) 2001 ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, The Chicken Doesn't Skate (1993) 2003 ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, Son of the Mob (2002) 2003 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award (chosen by Pacific NW schoolchildren), Intermediate Division (Grades 7–9), No More Dead Dogs (2003) 2004 ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Jake Reinvented (2003) 2005 PNLA Young Reader's Choice Award – Intermediate, Son of the Mob (2002) 2010 PNLA Young Reader's Choice Award – Intermediate, Schooled (2007) 2010–2011 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (by vote of Arkansas schoolchildren), Swindle (2008) 2011–2012 Charlie May Simon Award, Zoobreak (2009) 2016 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature 2020 Young Hoosier Book Award (Intermediate), Restart (2017)See also References External links Official website Gordon Korman at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Works by or about Gordon Korman in libraries (WorldCat catalog) Gordon Korman at Library of Congress Authorities, with 91 catalog records

On the Run #5: Public Enemies

On the Run #5: Public Enemies

5/5$3.99

The Falconer siblings come one step closer to freeing their parents from jail in this fifth installment of the thrilling Gordon Korman series.Aiden and Meg Falconer have been cro...

Island II: Survival

Island II: Survival

4.5/5$3.99

The second installment in the survival suspense series Island, from bestelling and award-winning author Gordon Korman.Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island.

Masterminds

Masterminds

4.5/5$7.99

The first book in the action-packed trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson. Eli Frieden has ...

Hideout

Hideout

4.5/5$3.99

The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series!HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to...

On the Run #6: Hunting the Hunter

On the Run #6: Hunting the Hunter

5/5$3.99

Aiden and Meg Falconer find and confront the man who could free their parents in this thrilling conclusion to the first ON THE RUN series.Aiden and Meg Falconer have been all acr...

The Hypnotists Book 1

The Hypnotists Book 1

4.5/5$3.99

An all-new, mesmerizing adventure from the masterful Gordon Korman!Is it a gift . . . or is it a curse? Jax Opus can use his color-changing eyes to make people do things they don...

Unplugged

Unplugged

4.5/5$10.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unteachables, Gordon Korman, comes a hilarious middle grade novel about a group of kids forced to “unplug” at a wellness camp—where th...

Swindle

Swindle

4.5/5$3.99

The adventure begins in this first installment of Gordon Korman's #1 New York Times bestselling series.After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable base...

Titanic #1: Unsinkable

Titanic #1: Unsinkable

4/5$3.99

The ultimate action/adventure trilogy begins, with #1 bestselling author Gordon Korman plunging readers into the heart of the Titanic.The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but a...

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot

4.5/5$7.99

Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the actio...

Whatshisface

Whatshisface

4/5$10.99

When 12-year-old Cooper Vega moves for the third time in five years, he receives a state-of-the-art smartphone to help him stay in touch with old friends. He's had phones before, but this on...

Framed

Framed

4.5/5$3.99

The sequel to Gordon Korman's ZOOBREAK - Griffin Bing, the Man with a Plan, has been framed!Griffin Bing's new principal doesn't like him. And Griffin doesn't like the boot camp...

Ungifted

Ungifted

4.5/5$8.99

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program...

On the Run #1: Chasing the Falconers

On the Run #1: Chasing the Falconers

5/5$3.99

Two kids break out of a juvenile detention center and become fugitives in order to clear their convicted parents' names in this heartstopping series from kid-read master Gordon Korman....

Everest Book Three: The Summit

Everest Book Three: The Summit

4.5/5$3.99

Disaster strikes in this spellbinding conclusion to Gordon Korman's thrilling Everest trilogy.Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ev...

The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note

The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note

4.5/5$7.99

The highly-anticipated Book 2 of the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series.THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden aroun...

Dive #1: The Discovery

Dive #1: The Discovery

4.5/5$3.99

Sharks, shipwreck, and sunken treasure in the latest adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman.Four kids are on a marine expedition for the summer, diving to explore an underwater ha...

Showoff

Showoff

4.5/5$3.99

The fourth SWINDLE book, centering around a dog show that goes horribly awry!The heroes of SWINDLE, ZOOBREAK, and FRAMED are back - and this time, things have gone to the dogs! W...

Titanic #3: S.O.S.

Titanic #3: S.O.S.

4.5/5$4.99

From bestselling author Gordon Korman, the thrilling conclusion to the adventure aboard the unluckiest ship of all.The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable - the largest passeng...

Schooled

Schooled

4.5/5$6.99

Gordon Korman's best-known bestseller! A quirky homeschooled kid must learn how to fit in (or stand out) at public school in this heartwarming fish-out-of-water classic.

Jackpot

Jackpot

4.5/5$3.99

The sixth installment in the Swindle series, in which The Man With The Plan gets a new rival . . . and the search for a missing lottery ticket becomes a hunt of epic proportions....

On the Run #2: The Fugitive Factor

On the Run #2: The Fugitive Factor

4.5/5$3.99

Aiden and Meg Falconer are now celebrities ... for all the wrong reasons. It's much harder to be on the run when the whole country's looking for you....Aiden and Meg Falconer ar...

The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 4: Flashpoint

The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 4: Flashpoint

4.5/5$7.99

FINAL HOURSTick tock. Fifteen-year-old Amy Cahill has only a few days to live. There's a poison coursing through her, and her only chance is to collect ingredients for an antidot...

On the Run #4: The Stowaway Solution

On the Run #4: The Stowaway Solution

5/5$3.99

Aiden and Meg Falconer are on the hunt for the one man who might be able to free their parents from jail. The hitch? There are plenty of other people on the hunt for THEM, including the FB...

Masterminds: Payback

Masterminds: Payback

5/5$7.99

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Masterminds trilogy from middle grade star author Gordon Korman. Perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson!Af...

Macdonald Hall #3: Beware the Fish!

Macdonald Hall #3: Beware the Fish!

0/5$5.99

Gordon Korman's classic, bestselling series celebrates its 35th anniversary!Macdonald Hall's ivy-covered buildings have housed and educated many fine young Canadian...

The Hypnotists Book 3: The Dragonfly Effect

The Hypnotists Book 3: The Dragonfly Effect

5/5$3.99

The government has promised to protect Jax Opus and his family from enemies that want to use his hypnotic power to bring more evil into the world. Jax has reluctantly agreed to be protected....

Everest Book One: The Contest

Everest Book One: The Contest

4.5/5$3.99

A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest.Four kids. One mountain.

Kidnapped #2: The Search

Kidnapped #2: The Search

4.5/5$3.99

The next thrilling installment in Gordon Korman's nonstop action-adventure trilogy!Where is Meg Falconer?Everybody wants to know. Her brother Aiden, who saw her kidn...

Jingle (Swindle #8)

Jingle (Swindle #8)

4.5/5$10.99

JINGLE: a light clinking or tingling sounds, often heralding the approach of Santa, reindeer, or the mysterious thief of a priceless possession . . . Griffin Bing and his friends are NOT h...

Kidnapped #3: Rescue

Kidnapped #3: Rescue

5/5$3.99

The startling conclusion to Gordon Korman's adventure trilogy.Aiden Falconer and FBI Agent Harris are closing in the people who kidnapped Aiden’s sister, Meg. There’s just o...

Island I: Shipwreck

Island I: Shipwreck

4.5/5$3.99

An action-packed survival suspense from bestselling and award-winning author Gordon Korman.Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island. They didn't want to be on the boat in...

Masterminds: Criminal Destiny

Masterminds: Criminal Destiny

4.5/5$7.99

"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up!"—James PattersonThe second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestse...

Supergifted

Supergifted

4.5/5$7.99

This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted, which has become a word-of-mouth hit, cleverly sends up our ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity. Donovan Curtis...

Slacker

Slacker

4.5/5$3.99

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until...

Zoobreak

Zoobreak

4.5/5$3.99

The sequel to Gordon Korman's SWINDLE - the Man With A Plan is back!When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see animals being treated so badly. Th...

Unleashed

Unleashed

4.5/5$3.99

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 any...

Don't Care High

Don't Care High

4.5/5$2.99

"Don't Care High: It's more than a nickname -- it's a concept." At Don Carey High School, school spirit is so non-existent that nobody even noticed when a highway on-ramp got built over the ...

Dive #3: The Danger

Dive #3: The Danger

4.5/5$3.99

Gordon Korman's adventurous DIVE trilogy comes to an action-packed conclusion with THE DANGER.The kids have found sunken treasure. The adults want to keep it for themselves. Bu...

Dive #2: The Deep

Dive #2: The Deep

4/5$3.99

The adventure runs deep in this second action-packed installment of Gordon Korman's sunken treasure trilogy.

No More Dead Dogs

No More Dead Dogs

4/5$6.99

Best-selling author Gordon Korman's middle-grade favorite, now with a fresh look!Wallace Wallace won’t lie, even if it means detention. And after he handed in a scorchin...

The 6th Grade Nickname Game

The 6th Grade Nickname Game

0/5$5.99

A funny and fast-paced story about two best friends whose innocent game could make them not-so legendary, from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman.Best...

Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood

Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood

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From #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Gordon Korman comes another sidesplitting tale chronicling the misadventures of the boarding-school boys of MacDonald Hall.Intending to ...

Restart

Restart

4.5/5$3.99

Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wake...

Macdonald Hall #2: Go Jump in the Pool

Macdonald Hall #2: Go Jump in the Pool

0/5$5.99

Gordon Korman's classic, bestselling series celebrates its 35th anniversary!Macdonald Hall's ivy-covered buildings have housed and educated many fine young Canadian...

The Unteachables

The Unteachables

4.5/5$7.99

A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordon Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher—perfect for ...

Titanic #2: Collision Course

Titanic #2: Collision Course

4.5/5$3.99

From bestselling author Gordon Korman, a second heart-stopping adventure aboard the unluckiest ship of all.The Titanic has hit the high seas--and moves steadily toward its doom. ...

War Stories

War Stories

0/5$10.99

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Ja...

On the Run #3: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

On the Run #3: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

4.5/5$3.99

The thrills intensify in the next installment of Gordon Korman's adventure ON THE RUN.One man holds the key to freeing Aidan and Meg Falconer's parents from prison: a mysterious...

The 39 Clues Book 8: The Emperor's Code

The 39 Clues Book 8: The Emperor's Code

4.5/5$7.99

Tensions run high in the explosive 8th book of 39 Clues, the #1 New York Times bestselling series.One belief has sustained fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, D...