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Children's Fiction Friendship

Whatshisface

by (author) Gordon Korman

Publisher
Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
May 2018
Category
Friendship, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781338200164
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $21.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781338200188
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $9.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781338200171
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $18.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Gordon Korman's next stand-alone novel, a fun, funny ghost story about a nobody kid who becomes a somebody while helping a ghost right a wrong from the past.

 

Cooper Vega's family moves so often that he's practically invisible at any school he attends. Now they've relocated to the town of Stratford - where nobody even makes an effort to learn Cooper's name. To them, he's just . . . whatshisface.Cooper's parents feel bad about moving him around so much, so they get him a fancy new phone. Almost immediately, it starts to malfunction. First there's a buzzing. Then there's a weird glare on the screen. Then that glare starts to take on the form of . . . a person?It's not just any person trapped inside Cooper's phone. It's a boy named Roderick, who says he lived in the time of William Shakespeare - and had a very tangled history with the famous playwright. Cooper thinks his phone has gone haywire, but there's nothing he can do to get rid of Roderick. Then, even stranger, Roderick starts helping him. Even though his seventeenth-century advice isn't always the best for a twenty-first century middle school.

About the author

 

Gordon Korman
est né à Montréal et a grandi dans la région de Toronto. Il a signé son
premier contrat chez Scholastic à l'âge de 14 ans, avec son premier livre
Deux farceurs au collège.
Il est maintenant l'auteur de plus de 60 livres, dont beaucoup lui ont valu
de nombreuses récompenses. Gordon habite dans la ville de New York.

 

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

Gordon Korman's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Hypnotists:"Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -- PublishersWeeklyPraise for Ungifted:"A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." --Voice of Youth Advocates"Funny and insightful." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Swindle:"Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" -- Chicago Tribune"Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library JournalPraise for Schooled:* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorablemoments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred review

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