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Gordon Korman (born October 23, 1963) is a Canadian author, primarily of novels for children and young adults. He lives in Long Island's Great Neck, New York, with his wife and three children.

Korman was born in Montreal, Quebec where he lived until 1970. Korman grew up in Thornhill, Ontario just north of Toronto, Ontario and attended public high school Thornlea Secondary School in Thornhill, Ontario. Korman moved to the United States to attend college at New York University where he studied in the film and film-writing department. Korman received a BA from New York University in 1985; his degree was in Dramatic and Visual Writing with a minor in Motion Picture and Television.

Korman wrote his first book unexpectedly when he was twelve years old. While in 7th grade at German Mills Public School, his 7th grade English writing assignment became the manuscript for Korman's first book This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, the first book in his Bruno and Boots series. Mr. Hamilton, Korman's 7th grade English teacher, was a track and field coach who suddenly found himself teaching English for the first time. Hamilton required students to write a novel during the semester. 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 fourteen years old. Before graduating from high school in Thornhill, Ont., Korman wrote and published more than a handful of books, including Beware the Fish, Losing Joe's place and Go Jump in the Pool.

Korman went on to publish many more books, including No Coins Please, Go Jump in the Pool, The War with Mr. Wizzle, and Swindle.

Non-series books

  • Who is Bugs Potter? (1980)
  • I Want to Go Home (1981)
  • Our man Weston (1982)
  • Bugs Potter LIVE at Nickaninny (1983)
  • No Coins, Please (1984)
  • Don't Care High (1985)
  • Son of Interflux (1986)
  • A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag (1987)
  • Radio 5th Grade (1989)
  • Losing Joe's Place (1990)
  • The D- Poems of Jeremy Bloom (1992)
  • The Twinkie Squad (1992)
  • The Toilet Paper Tigers (1993)
  • Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road (1994)
  • The Chicken Doesn't Skate (1996)
  • Liar, Liar Pants on Fire (1997)
  • The Sixth Grade Nickname Game (1998)
  • Hollywood Hustle (2001)
  • Son of the Mob (2002)
  • No More Dead Dogs (2002)
  • Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America (2003)
  • Jake, Reinvented (2003)
  • Born To Rock (2006)
  • Schooled (2007)
  • The Juvie Three (2008)
  • Pop (2009)

Bruno and Boots/Macdonald Hall series

  • This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall (1978, retitled as This Can't Be Happening! with the re-release of the books in 2003)
  • Go Jump in the Pool (1979)
  • Beware the Fish (1980)
  • The War With Mr. Wizzle (1982, retitled The Wizzle War)
  • The Zucchini Warriors (1988)
  • Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood (1991, retitled Lights, Camera, Disaster!)
  • Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall (1995, retitled The Joke's On Us)

Monday Night Football

  • The Quarterback Exchange (1997)
  • Running Back Conversion (1997)
  • Super Bowl Switch (1997)
  • Heavy Artillery (1997)
  • Ultimate Scoring Machine (1998)
  • NFL Rules! Bloopers, Pranks, Upsets, and Touchdowns (1998)

Slapshots series

  • The Stars From Mars (1999)
  • All-Mars All-Stars/The Dream Team (1999)
  • The Face-off Phony (2000)
  • Cup Crazy (2000)
  • Slapshots The Complete Collection (2008)

Nose Pickers series

  • Nose Pickers from Outer Space! (1999)
  • Planet of the Nose Pickers (2000)
  • Your Mummy Is a Nose Picker (2000)
  • Invasion of the Nose Pickers (2001)
  • The Ultimate Nose-Picker Collection (2006)

Island series

  • Shipwreck (2000)
  • Survival (2001)
  • Escape (2001)
  • Island Trilogy Bind-Up Book (2006)

Everest series

  • Everest, The Contest (2002)
  • Everest, The Climb (2002)
  • Everest, The Summit (2002)

Dive series

  • The Discovery (2003)
  • The Deep (2003)
  • The Danger (2003)

On the Run series

  • Chasing the Falconers (2005)
  • The Fugitive Factor (2005)
  • Now You See Them, Now You Don't (2005)
  • The Stowaway Solution (2005)
  • Public Enemies (2005)
  • Hunting the Hunter (2006)

Kidnapped series

  • The Abduction (2006)
  • The Search (2006)
  • The Rescue (2006)

Swindle series

  • Swindle (2008)
  • Zoobreak (2009)
  • Framed! (2010)

The 39 Clues series

  • One False Note (2008)
  • The Emperor's Code (2010)
  • Vespers Rising (2011)

Awards and Recognition   more

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Total Books: 530
Linked
2021 - Linked (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781338629118
ISBN-10: 1338629115
Genre: Children's Books
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War Stories
2021 - War Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781338290226
ISBN-10: 1338290223
Genre: Children's Books
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Unplugged
2021 - Unplugged (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062798893
ISBN-10: 0062798898
Genre: Children's Books
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Level 13
2020 - Level 13 [A Slacker Novel] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781338286212
ISBN-10: 1338286218
Genre: Children's Books
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The Unteachables
2020 - The Unteachables (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062563903
ISBN-10: 0062563904
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Notorious
2020 - Notorious (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780062798862
ISBN-10: 0062798863
Genre: Children's Books
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Supergifted
2019 - Supergifted (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062563866
ISBN-10: 0062563866
Genre: Children's Books
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Whatshisface
2019 - Whatshisface (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781338200188
ISBN-10: 1338200186
Genre: Children's Books
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Our Story Begins Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun Inspiring and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids
Masterminds Payback
2018 - Masterminds Payback (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062300065
ISBN-10: 0062300067
Genre: Children's Books
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Restart
2018 - Restart (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606411264
ISBN-10: 0606411267
Genre: Children's Books
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Restart
2018 - Restart (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781338053807
ISBN-10: 1338053809
Genre: Children's Books
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Jingle
2017 - Jingle [Swindle - Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780606406505
ISBN-10: 0606406506
Genre: Children's Books
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The 6th Grade Nickname Game
2017 - The 6th Grade Nickname Game [repackage] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781484798409
ISBN-10: 1484798406
Genre: Children's Books
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No More Dead Dogs
2017 - No More Dead Dogs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781484798447
ISBN-10: 1484798449
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
 1

Slacker
2017 - Slacker (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780545823166
ISBN-10: 0545823161
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
 2

Payback
2017 - Payback [Masterminds, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062300058
ISBN-10: 0062300059
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Criminal Destiny
2017 - Criminal Destiny [Masterminds, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062300034
ISBN-10: 0062300032
Genre: Children's Books
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Slacker
2017 - Slacker (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781338219609
ISBN-10: 133821960X
Genre: Children's Books
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The Dragonfly Effect
2016 - The Dragonfly Effect [Hypnotists, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545503389
ISBN-10: 0545503388
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Masterminds
2016 - Masterminds [Masterminds, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062299994
ISBN-10: 0062299999
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

2016 - Masterminds Criminal Destiny [Masterminds Series, Book 2] (Audio CD)
2016 - Unleashed [Swindle #7] (Paperback)
2015 - The Rescue [Kidnapped] (Audio CD)
2015 - Memory Maze [Hypnotists, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2015 - Unleashed [Swindle, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2014 - Flashpoint [39 Clues: Unstoppable, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
2014 - Jackpot [Swindle, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - Hideout [Swindle, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
2013 - Un Chico De Lo Mas Normal [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Hideout [Swindle, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - The Hypnotists [Hypnotists, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
2012 - Showoff [Swindle, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
2012 - Showoff [Swindle, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2012 - Ungifted [Ungifted, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2012 - Ungifted [Ungifted, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2011 - Sos [Titanic, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2011 - The Medusa Plot [39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
2011 - Collision Course [Titanic, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2011 - Unsinkable [Titanic, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2011 - This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall [Macdonald Hall, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2011 - Vespers Rising [The 39 Clues, Book 11] (Paperback)
2010 - L'escroc [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Zoobreak [Swindle, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2010 - The Emperor's Code [39 Clues, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2010 - The Emperor's Code [39 Clues, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2010 - The Juvie Three [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
2010 - Framed [Griffin Bing, Bk 3 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2009 - Zoobreak [Swindle, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
2009 - Swindle [Swindle, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - The Search [Kidnapped, Book 2] (Audio CD)
2008 - One False Note [39 Clues, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - One False Note Audio [The 39 Clues] (Audio CD)
2008 - Escape [Island, Book 3] (Other)
2008 - Shipwreck [Island, Book 1] (Other)Audio CD
2008 - Survival [Island] (Other)Hardcover
2008 - The Climb [Everest, Book 2] (Other)
2008 - The Summit [Everest] (Other)Hardcover
2008 - The Deep [Dive, Book 2] (Other)Hardcover
2008 - The Danger [Dive, Book 3] (Other)Hardcover
2008 - The Fugitive Factor [On the Run] (Other)
2008 - Now You See Them Now You Don't [On the Run] (Other)
2008 - The Stowaway Solution [On the Run] (Other)
2008 - Public Enemies [On the Run] (Other)
2008 - Chasing the Falconers [On the Run, Bk 1] (Other)Paperback
2008 - Rescue [Kidnapped] (Other)Audio CD
2008 - The Abduction [Warriors] (Other)
2008 - Swindle [Swindle, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Swindle [Griffin Bing, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2007 - Survival Library Edition [Island II] (Audio CD)
2007 - Undercover in the Underworld [On the Run 3] (Paperback)
2007 - Hunting the Hunter [On the Run] (Paperback)
2006 - Abduction [Kidnapped] (Audio CD)
2006 - Abduction Library [Kidnapped] (Audio CD)
2006 - Hollywood Hustle [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - Son of the Mob Prebound] (Other)
2006 - Hollywood Hustle [Son of the Mob, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - Born to Rock [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2006 - Island Trilogy Bindup [Island Trilogy] (Hardcover)
2005 - The Fugitive Factor [On The Run, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2005 - Chasing the Falconers [On The Run, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2004 - Son of the Mob [Son of the Mob, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2003 - The Danger [Dive, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2003 - The Discovery [Dive, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2003 - Discovery [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - Dive Trilogy] (Other)
2002 - Island Box Set [A Gift Set of Books I, II, III] (Paperback)
2002 - Summit [Everest] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Contest [Everest, Book 1] (Paperback)
2002 - Contest [Everest] (Hardcover)
2001 - Invasion of the Nose Pickers [L.A.F. Paperback] (Other)
2001 - Island Survival [Island] (Other)
2001 - Island Escape [Island] (Other)
2001 - Island Shipwreck [Island] (Other)
2001 - Escape [Island, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2001 - Need for Speed [Jersey, Bk 8] (Paperback)
2001 - Survival [Island, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2001 - Shipwreck [Island, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Your Mummy Is a Nose Picker [L.A.F. Paperback] (Other)
2001 - Jersey the Team Player Book 5 [The Jersey, 5] (Paperback)
2000 - Planet of the Nose Pickers [L.A.F. Books] (Other)Paperback
2000 - No Girly Girls Allowed [The Jersey, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2000 - Allmars Allstars [Slapshots] (Other)Paperback
2000 - The Faceoff Phony [Slapshots] (Other)Paperback
2000 - Cup Crazy [Slapshots] (Paperback)
1999 - The Stars From Mars [Slapshots] (Paperback)
1999 - Heavy Artillery I Was Junior Seau [Monday Night Football Club] (Other)
1999 - Running Back Conversion I Was Barry Sanders [Monday Night Football Club] (Other)
1999 - Super Bowl Switch I Was Dan Marino [Super Bowl Switch] (Other)
1999 - Ultimate Scoring Machine I Was Jerry Rice [Monday Night Football Club] (Other)
1999 - Nose Pickers From Outer Space [L.A.F. Books] (Other)Paperback
1999 - Nosepickers From Outer Space [L.A.F. Books] (Hardcover)
1996 - The Zucchini Warriors [Bruno and Boots, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1994 - Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood [Apple Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1991 - No Coins Please [Apple Fiction] (Paperback)
1991 - Beware the Fish [Bruno and Boots] (Paperback)
1991 - Go Jump in the Pool [Bruno and Boots] (Paperback)
1990 - The War with Mr Wizzle [A Bruno and Boots Book] (Paperback)
La Isla [LIBRO DOS: LA SUPERVIVENCIA - NO 2] (Paperback)
El Peligro [Inmersion, Libro Tres] (Paperback)
La Competencia [El Everest, Libro uno - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Kidnapped Trilogy [Kidnapped, Vols. 1-3] (Paperback)
Son of the Mob 2 [Son of the Mob, 2] (Hardcover)
The Joke's on Us [Macdonald Hall] (Paperback)
The Wizzle War [Macdonal Hall] (Paperback)
Stowaway Solution [On the Run] (Other)
It's Magic [Jersey] (Other)
Team Player [Jersey] (Other)
This Rocks [Jersey] (Other)
Fugitive Factor [On the Run] (Other)
The Juvie Threee [Unabridged Library Edition] (Audio CD)
Una Nota Falsa One False Note [39 Clues - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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