Gordon Korman
Gordon Korman is a Canadian-American author of young adult and children’s novels. He is the author of the Macdonald Hall (aka Bruno and Boots), Swindle Mysteries and On the Run. He has also contributed to the multi-author 39 Clues series. Korman was born in Montreal and grew up in Thornhill, Ontario (outside of Toronto). He moved to the United States in order to attend New York University, where he earned his B.A. in 1985. Gordon lives in Long Island, New York with his wife and three children.

Gordon Korman wrote his first novel as apart of a Grade 7 assignment. That assignment became the manuscript for the novel This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, which was published in 1978 when he was 14 years old. He had already had five books published by the time he graduated high school. Below is a list of Gordon Korman’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Macdonald Hall Books


This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go Jump in the Pool!(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware the Fish!(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War with Mr. Wizzle(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Zucchini Warriors(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Fishy at MacDonald Hall(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bugs Potter Books


Who is Bugs Potter?(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bugs Potter Live at Nickaninny(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jeremy Bloom Collections


The D-Poems of Jeremy Bloom(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last-Place Sports Poems of Jeremy Bloom(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Monday Night Football Club Books


Quarterback Exchange: I Was John Elway(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running Back Conversion: I Was Barry Sanders(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Super Bowl Switch: I Was Dan Marino(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heavy Artillery: I Was Junior Seau(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ultimate Scoring Machine: I Was Jerry Rice(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
NFL Rules!: Bloopers, Pranks, Upsets and Touchdowns(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Slapshots Books


The Stars from Mars(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All-Mars All-Stars(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Face-Off Phony(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cup Crazy(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of L.A.F. Books


Nose Pickers from Outer Space(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of the Nose Pickers(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Your Mummy is a Nose Picker(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invasion of the Nose Pickers(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Island Books


Shipwreck(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Everest Books


The Contest(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Climb(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summit(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Son Of The Mob Books


Son of the Mob(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hollywood Hustle(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dive Books


The Discovery(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deep(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Danger(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of On The Run Books


Chasing the Falconers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fugitive Factor(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now You See Them, Now You Don't(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stowaway Solution(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Public Enemies(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting the Hunter(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kidnapped Books


The Abduction(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Search(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rescue(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Swindle Mysteries Books


Swindle(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoobreak(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Framed(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showoff(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hideout(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jackpot(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unleashed(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of 39 Clues Books


One False Note(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor's Code(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Titanic Books


Unsinkable(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collision Course(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
S.O.S.(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Books


The Medusa Plot(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hypnotists Books


The Hyponotists(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memory Maze(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragonfly Effect(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of 39 Clues: Unstoppable Books


Flashpoint(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Masterminds Books


Masterminds(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaws 2.0(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


I Want to Go Home!(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our Man Weston(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Coins, Please(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Care High(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of Interflux(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Radio Fifth Grade(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Losing Joe's Place(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twinkie Squad(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Toilet Paper Tigers(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road?(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chicken Doesn't Skate(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixth Grade Nickname Game(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clue Me In!(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No More Dead Dogs(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jake, Reinvented(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Born to Rock(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Schooled(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Juvie Three(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pop(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ungifted(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slacker(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Trophy(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: This Can’t Be Hapening at Macdonald Hall was later re-issued as This Can’t Be Happening. The War with Mr. Wizzle was re-issued using the title The Wizzle War. Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood was re-published as Lights, Camera, Disaster!. Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall was later re-titled The Joke’s On Us. The Jeremy Bloom poetry collections are co-authored by Bernice Korman. Clue Me In! was co-authored by Kathy Burkett. NFL Rules!: Bloopers, Pranks, Upsets and Touchdowns was co-authored with James Buckley, Jr. and Brian Peterson.

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Gordon Korman Synopses: In Our Man Weston by Gordon Korman, Tom’s twin brother is playing detective and trying to track down a potential spy at a Canadian resort hotel where the twins have summer jobs, and Tom’s goal is to stop him.

In Don’t Care High by Gordon Korman, Paul is trying to get used to life in New York City. Things at his high school, which is nicknamed “Don’t Care High,” aren’t going too well, until he manages to manipulate a student council president, energizing the students.

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