Friday, October 01, 2004

Author: Gordon Korman

Nice little article By Callie Clark in the Southeast Missourian about a visit by Gordon Korman to Cape Girardeau's Central Junior High where he spoke to 7th and 8th graders.
He spoke to students about several of his books, including "No More Dead Dogs," which was based around his disgust with the death of dogs in many children's books.

"It was like, 'How come you can't win an award without a dead dog in your book?'" Korman said, referring to books such as "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Old Yeller."

Korman is a great choice for students (especially boys) who enjoy humor and adventure. I encountered a former student at the public library this week and was tickled when he pushed Korman's Dive series into my hands and made me promise that I would read it. I am usually the one pushing books at kids.

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