Gordon Korman Author Study
Gordon Korman had his first book published when he was 14 years old. In the 30 years since then, he has written more than 60 books. While his early work was mainly humorous realistic fiction, Korman's recent books such as the Kidnapped series and the Island Trilogy have included elements of adventure and suspense. His next book is Book 2 of The 39 Clues: One False Note.
Start your author study by reading a short biography of Gordon Korman and choosing some of his books to read . Then use the activities and lessons below to go in depth with his engaging characters and thrilling stories. For more information about Korman and his books, visit Gordon Korman's Web site . For information about the other authors in The 39 Clues series, visit The 39 Clues Teaching Resources.
Also, watch our exclusive video interview with Korman to hear how he researches a new story and what advice he has for young writers.
Watch video from the December 2008 live webcast event when Korman was interviewed by Whoopi Goldberg.
Gordon Korman, the noted children's and young adult author, is available for school and library visits.
"In a panic, Dante dropped the cartridge and reached for the valve of his B.C. Star grabbed him before he could inflate the vest and shoot upward."
" Perhaps one diver in a thousand would have noticed the faint glimmer on the ocean floor. Dante Lewis spotted it immediately."
Gordon Korman answers kids'questions about his adventure series Dive, Everest, and Island, as well as other questions about his writing career.
Read a sample chapter of The Contest, Book 1 of Gordon Korman's Everest series.
Read a sample chapter of The Climb, Book 2 of Gordon Korman's Everest series.
Read a sample chapter of The Summit, Book 3 of Gordon Korman's Everest series.
Read a sample chapter of Shipwreck, Book 1 of Gordon Korman's Island series.
Read a sample chapter of Survival, Book 2 of Gordon Korman's Island series.
Read a sample chapter of Escape, Book 3 of Gordon Korman's Island series.
Griffin Bing was the Man with the Plan. No matter how complex, no matter how dangerous, no matter how risky, Griffin could do it. Stealing a baseball card was no problem.