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Gordan Korman

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Gordon Korman is an author of Kids Books. He has been writing for most of his life and has produced a number of novels and series. Most recently the Swindle trilogy has been very popular among kids.

Where did Gordon grow up?

Gordon Korman was born on October 23, 1963 in Montreal, Canada. His favorite books as a kid were the Great Brain series. His mom wrote a column for a newspaper in Montreal.

Gordon first started writing in the 7th grade at the age of 12! He had an assignment in English class that later he turned into his first book called This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall. He sent the book to Scholastic and it was published a few years later as the first book in his Bruno and Boots series. Funny thing is that he only got a B+ on the paper!

Gordon continued writing as a career and has written many Kids Books and series. He's now married with three kids of his own and lives in New York. He says he tries to write his books to be funny and entertaining, not to teach a lesson or moral.

About Swindle

Swindle is the first of three books in a series about a sixth grader named Griffin Bing. In each book Griffin or his friends get "swindled" by someone out of something valuable to them. In the first book its Griffin's Babe Ruth baseball card, in the second book its Savannah's monkey, and in the third book it's the school's Superbowl ring. Griffin and his friends have to figure out how to retrieve the item. Adventure and fun ensues.

Fun Facts about Gordon Korman



List of Gordon Korman Books Bruno and Boots Bugs Potter Monday Night Football Slapshots series Nose Pickers series Island series Dive series On the Run series Kidnapped series Swindle series Titanic series The 39 Clues series Other books

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