Macdonald Hall Bruno Boots by Gordon Korman
Macdonald Hall is a series of young adult novels by Canadian-American novelist Gordon Korman. The series is set in a boys’ boarding school called MacDonald Hall, located just outside of Toronto. The main characters are Bruno Walton and Melvin “Boots” O’Neal, who enjoy stirring up trouble in their school and for the headmaster, William R. Sturgeon (aka “The Fish”). The series is also known as Bruno and Boots.

Gordon Korman began his Macdonald Hall series in 1978 with the novel This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall (also published as simple This Can’t Be Happening). The series lasted seven novels, concluding in 1995 with the novel Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall. Below is a list of Gordon Korman’s Macdonald Hall books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Macdonald Hall Books

This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall!(1977)Description / Buy at
Go Jump in the Pool!(1979)Description / Buy at
Beware the Fish!(1980)Description / Buy at
The War with Mr. Wizzle(1982)Description / Buy at
The Zucchini Warriors(1988)Description / Buy at
MacDonald Hall Goes Hollywood / Lights, Camera, Disaster!(1991)Description / Buy at
Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall / The Joke's On Us(1995)Description / Buy at

Notes: This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall was later released under the shorter title of This Can’t Be Happening. The War with Mr. Wizzle was later re-titled The Wizzle War. Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood is also known as Lights, Camera, Disaster!. Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall was also published as The Joke’s On Us.

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Macdonald Hall Synopsis: In the first Bruno and Boots novel, This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, Bruno and Boots have been split up after thrice pranking Macdonald Hall’s rival school, York Academy, at the hockey game. Bruno is put with school genius Elmer Drimsdale, while Boots is stuck with the school’s financial guru/hypochrondriac George Wexford-Smyth III. Will the pair be able to talk The Fish into putting them back into Room 306?

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