Charles F. Patton Middle School had a special visit from New York Times Bestselling Author Gordon Korman! Mr. Korman engaged the students in discussions about his career and important takeaways from his literary works. During lunch, selected students had the unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Mr. Korman in the library. Additionally, many students had their favorite Gordon Korman books personally signed by him. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Korman and our incredible staff for making this visit possible!
Gordon Korman's literary journey began at an early age when he wrote his first novel, "This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall," at the age of 12. Little did he know that this would be the start of a remarkable career in writing for young readers. Korman's breakthrough came when Scholastic published "Macdonald Hall" in 1978, and the book's success set the stage for a series that captivated readers with its humor and relatable characters. This marked the beginning of a prolific career that spans multiple genres, from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and mystery. Some of Korman's most popular works include "Swindle," "Schooled," "Ungifted," and "No More Dead Dogs," among many others. His books have been translated into numerous languages and have won various awards, cementing his reputation as a beloved author in the world of youth literature.