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Gordon Korman

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Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963. When his 7th-grade English teacher told the class they could have 45 minutes a day for four months to work on a story of their choice, Korman began This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall. He was also the class monitor for the vis mere Scholastic TAB Book Club, so he sent his novel to the address on the TAB flyer, and a few days after his 14th birthday, he had a book contract with Scholastic. By the time he graduated from high school, he had published five other novels and several articles for Canadian newspapers. He received a BFA degree from New York University with a major in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Film and TV. He has written over 75 books for children and young adults including the Swindle series, The Juvie Three, and two books of poetry written by the fictional character Jeremy Bloom. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Author Gordon Korman at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84523418


Værker af Gordon Korman

One False Note (2008) 3,101 eksemplarer
Schooled (2007) 2,636 eksemplarer
Swindle (2008) 2,631 eksemplarer
Shipwreck (2000) 1,973 eksemplarer
Ungifted (2012) 1,937 eksemplarer
No More Dead Dogs (2000) 1,804 eksemplarer
Restart (2017) 1,734 eksemplarer
The Emperor's Code (2010) 1,592 eksemplarer
Zoobreak (2000) 1,334 eksemplarer
The Contest (2004) 1,215 eksemplarer
Escape (2001) 1,178 eksemplarer
Vespers Rising (2011) 1,082 eksemplarer
Survival (2001) 1,082 eksemplarer
Unsinkable (2011) 1,071 eksemplarer
Chasing the Falconers (2005) 1,045 eksemplarer
The Climb (2005) 1,029 eksemplarer
The Summit (2006) 1,023 eksemplarer
Son of the Mob (2002) 938 eksemplarer
Framed (2010) 932 eksemplarer
The Discovery (Dive, Book 1) (2003) 931 eksemplarer
The Medusa Plot (2011) 915 eksemplarer
The Fugitive Factor (2005) 819 eksemplarer
Collision Course (2011) 749 eksemplarer
S.O.S. (2011) 725 eksemplarer
The Deep (Dive, Book 2) (2003) 720 eksemplarer
Radio Fifth Grade (1989) 698 eksemplarer
The 6th Grade Nickname Game (1998) 680 eksemplarer
Slacker (2016) 672 eksemplarer
Masterminds (1800) 657 eksemplarer
The Abduction (Kidnapped, Book 1) (2006) 651 eksemplarer
The Danger (Dive, Book 3) (2004) 648 eksemplarer
The Unteachables (2019) 645 eksemplarer
Showoff (Swindle) (2012) 628 eksemplarer
Born to Rock (2006) 607 eksemplarer
The Hypnotists: Book 1 (2013) 571 eksemplarer
Pop (2009) 558 eksemplarer
I Want to Go Home! (1981) 530 eksemplarer
Now You See Them, Now You Don't (2005) 524 eksemplarer
The Stowaway Solution (2005) 513 eksemplarer
Hideout (Swindle) (2013) 509 eksemplarer
The Zucchini Warriors (1988) 486 eksemplarer
The Juvie Three (2008) 478 eksemplarer
Public Enemies (2005) 476 eksemplarer
Beware the Fish! (1980) 442 eksemplarer
The Search (Kidnapped, Book 2) (2006) 441 eksemplarer
Hunting the Hunter (2006) 426 eksemplarer
The Rescue (Kidnapped, Book 3) (2006) 424 eksemplarer
Supergifted (2018) 400 eksemplarer
Go Jump in the Pool! (1979) 389 eksemplarer
The War With Mr. Wizzle (1982) 376 eksemplarer
The Toilet Paper Tigers (1993) 371 eksemplarer
Jackpot: A Swindle Mystery (2014) 363 eksemplarer
Losing Joe's Place (1990) 352 eksemplarer
The Chicken Doesn't Skate (1996) 350 eksemplarer
Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle (2004) 325 eksemplarer
No Coins, Please (1984) 307 eksemplarer
The Twinkie Squad (1992) 282 eksemplarer
Linked (2021) 281 eksemplarer
Whatshisface (2018) 278 eksemplarer
Jake, Reinvented (2003) 272 eksemplarer
Unleashed (Swindle #7) (2015) 267 eksemplarer
Who is Bugs Potter? (1980) 253 eksemplarer
Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood (1991) 242 eksemplarer
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny (2016) 241 eksemplarer
La Paloma Y La Luna (1998) 233 eksemplarer
Son of Interflux (1988) 229 eksemplarer
Unplugged (2021) 223 eksemplarer
The Hypnotists Book 2: Memory Maze (2014) 211 eksemplarer
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire (1997) 207 eksemplarer
War Stories (2020) 201 eksemplarer
The 39 Clues: Books 1-8 (2008) 196 eksemplarer
Don't Care High (1985) 195 eksemplarer
Flashpoint (2014) 188 eksemplarer
Masterminds: Payback (2017) 150 eksemplarer
Jingle (Swindle #8) (2016) 149 eksemplarer
Island Trilogy Special Edition (2002) 146 eksemplarer
The Fort (2022) 142 eksemplarer
Our Man Weston (1982) 136 eksemplarer
Level 13 (2019) 101 eksemplarer
Bugs Potter Live at Nickaninny (1983) 98 eksemplarer
Notorious (2020) 92 eksemplarer
Nose Pickers from Outer Space (1999) 92 eksemplarer
Operation Do-Over (2022) 68 eksemplarer
The Stars From Mars (1999) 55 eksemplarer
All-Mars All-Stars (1999) 55 eksemplarer
The Face-Off Phony (Slapshots #3) (2000) 51 eksemplarer
Cup Crazy (2000) 49 eksemplarer
Everest Trilogy (1809) 48 eksemplarer
The Superteacher Project (2023) 44 eksemplarer
Mixed Up (2023) 24 eksemplarer
The Kidnapped Trilogy (1905) 18 eksemplarer
Undercover in the Underworld (2007) 15 eksemplarer
On the Run Books 1-3 (2010) 3 eksemplarer
2: Il ‰cacciatore di tesori (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Ollie is weird 2 eksemplarer
Unsinkable 2 eksemplarer
Slugfest (2024) 1 eksemplar
LA ISLA 1 eksemplar
En falsk ton (2009) 1 eksemplar
Abissi 1 eksemplar
Kejsarkoden (2010) 1 eksemplar
Uma Nota Desafinada 1 eksemplar
Game On! (2021) 1 eksemplar
Minti Geniale, Vol. 1 (2022) 1 eksemplar
Skellag 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragyder — 759 eksemplarer
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (2012) — Bidragyder — 193 eksemplarer
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
39 Clues (10 Volumes Set) (1900) 45 eksemplarer
Connections (1989) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
39 Clues Starter Set Box Set (2010) 8 eksemplarer

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Canada (birth)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Montréal, Québec, Canada
New York, New York, USA
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA
New York University (BA ∙ Fine Arts)
German Mills Public School
Thornlea Secondary School
children's book author
Kort biografi
Gordon Korman published his first book at the ages of 14, and has written more than 90 juvenile and teen novels. His favorites include the New York Times bestselling Ungifted, Supergifted, Pop, and the Mastermind Sereis. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. [from The Unteachables, 2019]



Found: YA Summer Camp Entrepreneur, Read 1980s i Name that Book (september 21)


hcs_admin | 59 andre anmeldelser | Nov 15, 2023 |
An interesting one from Gordon Korman that got better as it went along. I did not warm to the main character at all until about three-quarters of the way through the book which did not help. This is the story of Jett who is the spoiled brat son of a Google-like inventor billionaire who is so starved for his parent's attention that he keeps acting out and breaking the rules and getting into all sorts of trouble. To set him on the straight and narrow, his father has his minder Matt drive him to the middle of Arkansas to a Wellness Retreat which has no internet and he must surrender all his electronic devices. To make matters worse, the food is all vegan and he must partake in yoga and meditation and everything he hates. Needless to say on Day 2, he breaks into the place where his Satellite phone was surrendered and uses it to order a hovercraft, a karaoke machine, a mountain of pizzas and burgers, fireworks and various other contraband stuff to be delivered to the Camp. The other young people in the camp either hate his guts or admire him. Tyrell is one of the latter. Grace on the other hand thinks he is pure evil and should embrace the spirit of the place. And then there is Brooklyne who seems to have secrets of her own to hide. The four of them discover a reptile they call Needles and even though pets aren't allowed, they decide to look after him secretly - Jett egging them on to steal a boat and go to the nearest town to use his credit card to buy meat for the creature ( and of course burgers for themselves.) Their dealings with Needles cause them to stumble across something not quite right with the Camp itself - the adults all seem to be under the spell of the second in charge meditation instructor Ivory. And when Jett ( ever the rule breaker) breaks into her cabin, he finds things not in line with the philosophy she is teaching. What is really going on at the camp? Who is Ivory? What sort of creature is Needles? Will Jett redeem himself?… (mere)
nicsreads | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 12, 2023 |
I love this book! I have read it so many times and I just finished re-reading it and it really holds up. I love the premise - two eighteen year old guys (one rather reluctantly) decide to become counsellors to six eleven year old campers on a trip across the United States. One of their campers keeps disappearing and we read about all his crazy money making schemes.
I love the tone of the book, the language the author uses just makes it feel very realistic and very funny. I absolutely loved reading about all of the really unique ways that Artie makes money. I loved all of the different campers and how they all had really unique personalities and quirks. It was great to see how they end up really bonding together.
I loved the director and how true it is that someone who hates kids and camping could end up doing something like this for their career.
I wouldn't recommend for really young kids just because the two counsellors are always looking for girls to hang out with, also there is one day when they talk a lot about luck and superstition.
Overall though I would really recommend this book for young teens and I think teen boys especially would enjoy it.
This book was reviewed on the Literary Club Podcast Season 2 episode 14
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Piper29 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Oct 29, 2023 |
What happens when the worst teacher in the school meets the worst class? Mr Kermit has decided not to teach anymore after a cheating scandal that wasn't his fault. He just takes the roll, sits at the front of the room and does a crossword while the kids just do what they like. In Room 117, the kids are the "Unteachables", they have learning or language difficulties or problems at home and the school has neatly tucked them away in a back room together so the other teachers and classes can get on with their work and not be interrupted and get good grades. Into this class comes Kiana, who is new and instead of enrolling properly, just turns up to the class one day and keeps coming. (This will be a problem later) After Mr Kermit stands up for the class against the school principal, the class decide to help him out by stealing all the vuvuzelas that have been bought by the school to support the sports team. They also enter a Science competition and do much better than everyone expects.
A lovely story that teachers will enjoy as much as kids.
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nicsreads | 12 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |



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