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Gordon Korman

GORDON KORMAN has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Medusa Plot (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, book one); the Swindle series; Ungifted; the Island Trilogy; Pop; Schooled; No More Dead Dogs; Son of the Mob and many other favorites. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York.

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Born to Rock

Born to Rock

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Dive #2: The Deep

Dive #2: The Deep

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Epic Adventures for Kids 2-Book Collection

Epic Adventures for Kids 2-Book Collection

Masterminds and The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly
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Everest Book One: The Contest
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From Everest

"What's the matter with you, kid? Why don't you look where you're going?" "Sorry." Dominic picked up the vial and scooted out of the way. Mom had continuous nightmares that climbing would kill at least one member of her family. I'll bet she wasn't expecting it to happen like this, he reflected, a little shaken. The SUV accelerated up the ramp, pausing at the top. The driver tossed a candy bar wrapper into the trash barrel and drove off. It was a Summit Energy Bar. Dominic recognized the logo from where he stood, rooted to the spot. He had climbed towering cliffs, yet walking up this gentle slope to get that piece of paper seemed much, much harder. He reached into the garbage and fished out the sticky wrapper. In a way, he almost knew what he would see before he turned it over. A V! It was a ticket to the top of the world.

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Framed

Framed

A Swindle Mystery
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Hideout

Hideout

A Swindle Mystery
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I Want to Go Home

I Want to Go Home

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Island Trilogy

Island Trilogy

Books 1-3
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Jackpot

Jackpot

A Swindle Mystery
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Jake, Reinvented

Jake, Reinvented

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Kidnapped #2: The Search

Kidnapped #2: The Search

The Search
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Mad Science: Now You See It...

Mad Science: Now You See It...

The Incredible Illusions of Ethan Flask and Professor Von Offel
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Mad Science: What a Blast!

Mad Science: What a Blast!

The Explosive Escapades of Ethan Flask and Professor Von Offel
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Maxx Comedy

Maxx Comedy

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Showoff

Showoff

A Swindle Mystery
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Slapshots

The Complete Series
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Son of the Mob

Son of the Mob

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Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle

Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle

Hollywood Hustle
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Swindle

Swindle

A Swindle Mystery
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The 39 Clues Book Eleven: Vespers Rising
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Praise for the Skeleton Creek series

"There are so many good things to say about this book. The part print, part video format that will entice reluctant readers... . It will inspire other juvenile literature authors to incorporate technology into their offerings. It will make possible the telling of more interesting and complex tales." -www.The-Trades.com

"All the way to the last chilling pages, readers will be entralled and totally surprised by the unexpected answers. Ghost in the Machine continues with tightrope tension interwoven with pop culture and literary references. Everybody here seems to be a suspect, and no one can be trusted. Hang on to your flashlights and be ready for some really great twists! -www.teenreads.com

"Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek is a goose bump raising novel with a twist... So find a comfy chair next to a computer and see how this ghost story unfolds." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The Hypnotists: Book 1
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From The Hypnotists:

"What we do here at Sentia is... hypnotism."

"Hypnotism?" Mrs. Opus sat forward. "You mean like getting somebody to quit smoking? Or overcome a fear of flying?"

Mako shook his head. "That is a kind of therapy a psychiatrist might use, but it's not true hypnotism. What we study at Sentia is an innate ability to penetrate and influence people's minds. I myself happen to have a certain amount of ability in this area, but nothing compared to the kind of gift your son appears to be wielding."

Jax's mouth fell open. "Me? I've never hypnotized anybody! I've never even tried to!"

The director smiled knowingly. "Ah, but you have - and without even realizing it. Have you ever looked into someone's eyes and suddenly experienced the phenomenon that you are actually seeing yourself from the perspective of another?"

Jax was shocked. "How could you know that?"

"What this means is that you have begun to hypnotize this person. A mesmeric link is forming between the two of you, and you are in your subject's mind, seeing what he or she sees."

Jax was speechless. He had come here with the intention of exposing the institute as a fraud. And in less than a minute, not only had the director proved him wrong, but he had also explained the unexplainable - the bizarre visions that had almost convinced Jax he was losing his marbles. The championship basketball game - had Steadman flubbed those foul shots because Jax was standing there whispering, Miss? How many other weird experiences could be understood that way? What had he said in Dr. Gundenberg's office? Better still, you jump out the window. Or at the vaudeville show: You try the chicken routine and see how you like it! At the time, he'd thought the shrink and Ramolo had gone completely crazy. But in reality, they had followed his instructions to the

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Titanic #1: Unsinkable
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From Titanic Book One: Unsinkable

RMS CARPATHIA
Monday, April 15, 1912, 9:30 A.M.

They stood four deep on the afterdeck of the Carpathia, chilled to the bone, staring out at nothing. Dark water, light swells-no evidence that barely seven hours before, the largest and most magnificent ship the world had ever seen had sailed there in all her glory. The truth was nearly impossible to believe: The RMS Titanic lay at the bottom of the sea, along with everyone who sailed in her, save the 706 souls rescued and now aboard the Carpathia.
"Look!"
The cry energized the exhausted throng. A flash of color among the endless waves.
A survivor?
And then the swell turned over the item that stirred their frozen hearts with momentary hope. A deck chair. Nothing more.

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