Five Fun Facts:
- Gordon Korman wrote his first book - This Can't Be Happening at McDonald Hall - when he was 12 years old, and it was published in his native Canada in 1977, when he was fourteen.
- According to his website, Gordon Korman's pet peeves are: "Opera, New York traffic, zucchini sticks, and books where the dog dies."
- In sixth grade, Gordon Korman was known as "the G-Man."
- Gordon Korman is one of the authors who has contributed to the popular 39 Clues series.
- Gordon Korman's favorite book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Katie Says: Gordon Korman has always been one of my favorite authors. I met him when he visited my middle school during my eighth grade year and again as an adult, at BEA, when Pop had just been published. As a kid, I read The D- Poems of Jeremy Bloom over and over again when I couldn't sleep, not because it put me to sleep, but because its sense of humor took my mind off of whatever was keeping me awake. I still remember my seventh grade English teacher reading Losing Joe's Place aloud to us, and I still have the beat-up library book sale copy I bought the following year. I love that he is still writing, and that books like Schooled are so popular with a new generation of kids.
Visit Gordon Korman online at gordonkorman.com.
- "Gordon Korman." 2010. Books & Authors. Gale. Gale Internal User 9 Oct 2012 <http://bna.galegroup.com/bna/start.do?p=BNA&u=gale>
- Korman, Gordon, and Bernice Korman. The D- Poems of Jeremy Bloom: A Collection of Poems about School, Homework, and Life (sort Of). New York: Scholastic, 1992. Print.
- "Official Gordon Korman Web Site." Official Gordon Korman Web Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://gordonkorman.com/>.
- "TEACHERS." Gordon Korman: Author Q&A. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/gordon-korman-author-qa>.