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Gordon Korman

Autor(a) de One False Note

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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


Obras por Gordon Korman

One False Note (2008) 3,100 exemplares
Schooled (2007) 2,635 exemplares
Swindle (2008) 2,627 exemplares
Shipwreck (2000) 1,973 exemplares
Ungifted (2012) 1,935 exemplares
No More Dead Dogs (2000) 1,803 exemplares
Restart (2017) 1,733 exemplares
The Emperor's Code (2010) 1,590 exemplares
Zoobreak (2000) 1,332 exemplares
The Contest (2004) 1,214 exemplares
Escape (2001) 1,176 exemplares
Vespers Rising (2011) 1,081 exemplares
Survival (2001) 1,080 exemplares
Unsinkable (2011) 1,071 exemplares
Chasing the Falconers (2005) 1,044 exemplares
The Climb (2005) 1,029 exemplares
The Summit (2006) 1,023 exemplares
Son of the Mob (2002) 937 exemplares
Framed (2010) 932 exemplares
The Discovery (Dive, Book 1) (2003) 929 exemplares
The Medusa Plot (2011) 915 exemplares
The Fugitive Factor (2005) 819 exemplares
Collision Course (2011) 749 exemplares
S.O.S. (2011) 724 exemplares
The Deep (Dive, Book 2) (2003) 719 exemplares
Radio Fifth Grade (1989) 698 exemplares
The 6th Grade Nickname Game (1998) 678 exemplares
Slacker (2016) 664 exemplares
Masterminds (1800) 657 exemplares
The Abduction (Kidnapped, Book 1) (2006) 651 exemplares
The Danger (Dive, Book 3) (2004) 647 exemplares
The Unteachables (2019) 644 exemplares
Showoff (Swindle) (2012) 627 exemplares
Born to Rock (2006) 605 exemplares
The Hypnotists: Book 1 (2013) 570 exemplares
Pop (2009) 557 exemplares
I Want to Go Home! (1981) 530 exemplares
Now You See Them, Now You Don't (2005) 523 exemplares
The Stowaway Solution (2005) 513 exemplares
Hideout (Swindle) (2013) 507 exemplares
The Zucchini Warriors (1988) 486 exemplares
The Juvie Three (2008) 477 exemplares
Public Enemies (2005) 476 exemplares
Beware the Fish! (1980) 442 exemplares
The Search (Kidnapped, Book 2) (2006) 441 exemplares
Hunting the Hunter (2006) 426 exemplares
The Rescue (Kidnapped, Book 3) (2006) 424 exemplares
Supergifted (2018) 399 exemplares
Go Jump in the Pool! (1979) 389 exemplares
The War With Mr. Wizzle (1982) 376 exemplares
The Toilet Paper Tigers (1993) 371 exemplares
Jackpot: A Swindle Mystery (2014) 361 exemplares
Losing Joe's Place (1990) 352 exemplares
The Chicken Doesn't Skate (1996) 350 exemplares
Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle (2004) 325 exemplares
No Coins, Please (1984) 307 exemplares
The Twinkie Squad (1992) 282 exemplares
Linked (2021) 281 exemplares
Whatshisface (2018) 278 exemplares
Jake, Reinvented (2003) 272 exemplares
Unleashed (Swindle #7) (2015) 267 exemplares
Who is Bugs Potter? (1980) 253 exemplares
Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood (1991) 242 exemplares
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny (2016) 241 exemplares
La Paloma Y La Luna (1998) 234 exemplares
Son of Interflux (1988) 229 exemplares
Unplugged (2021) 221 exemplares
The Hypnotists Book 2: Memory Maze (2014) 211 exemplares
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire (1997) 207 exemplares
War Stories (2020) 200 exemplares
The 39 Clues: Books 1-8 (2008) 196 exemplares
Don't Care High (1985) 195 exemplares
Flashpoint (2014) 189 exemplares
Masterminds: Payback (2017) 150 exemplares
Jingle (Swindle #8) (2016) 149 exemplares
Island Trilogy Special Edition (2002) 146 exemplares
The Fort (2022) 141 exemplares
Our Man Weston (1982) 136 exemplares
Level 13 (2019) 101 exemplares
Bugs Potter Live at Nickaninny (1983) 98 exemplares
Notorious (2020) 91 exemplares
Nose Pickers from Outer Space (1999) 91 exemplares
Operation Do-Over (2022) 67 exemplares
The Stars From Mars (1999) 55 exemplares
All-Mars All-Stars (1999) 55 exemplares
The Face-Off Phony (Slapshots #3) (2000) 51 exemplares
Cup Crazy (2000) 49 exemplares
Everest Trilogy (1809) 48 exemplares
The Superteacher Project (2023) 44 exemplares
Mixed Up (2023) 23 exemplares
The Kidnapped Trilogy (1905) 18 exemplares
Undercover in the Underworld (2007) 15 exemplares
On the Run Books 1-3 (2010) 3 exemplares
2: Il ‰cacciatore di tesori (2007) 2 exemplares
Ollie is weird 2 exemplares
Unsinkable 2 exemplares
Slugfest (2024) 1 exemplar
LA ISLA 1 exemplar
En falsk ton (2009) 1 exemplar
Abissi 1 exemplar
Kejsarkoden (2010) 1 exemplar
Game On! (2021) 1 exemplar
Minti Geniale, Vol. 1 (2022) 1 exemplar
Skellag 1 exemplar

Associated Works

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


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Canada (birth)
Local de nascimento
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Locais de residência
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

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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]



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hcs_admin | 59 outras críticas | 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?… (mais)
nicsreads | 6 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.
… (mais)
nicsreads | 12 outras críticas | Oct 19, 2023 |



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