Students Had a Blast With Author Gordon Korman

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By: Joanna Philip and Lily Hammond

In early October, students who participated in the Stop The Summer Slide Program and the Sachem Public Library Reading Club had a chance to meet with the well known author Gordon Korman. These students enjoyed lunch with Korman and learned interesting facts about him. He also answered questions about himself and his books including his Swindle, Ungifted, and  Hypnotists series, as well as many more adventures. The summer readers not only met with the author, but had a chance to buy his novels and have them signed. After the lunch, the students and the entire sixth grade listened to the author speak about how he started to write and when his new books will be out. Students like us learned that Gordon began his writing career when he was in seventh grade during an English assignment. He wrote the book, This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, which was  published during his freshman year in high school! The summer readers had a blast during their lunch with Gordon Korman!