May 19, 2023
Rockcliffe Park branch kids’ book club chose to read three Gordon Korman books this year, and that prompted us to reach out to this super-popular author to see if he’d be interested in talking about his amazing career with an audience of Ottawa elementary students. He said yes!
It turns out he remembers speaking in Ottawa, because this was where he presented his very first out-of-town author event, back when he was a teenager! Gordon Korman published his first novel, This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall, when he was 14 years old. He was invited to Rockcliffe Park Public School to read from his novel to the students there, and our current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a student at RPPS at that time, so it must have been memorable to him!
Mr. Korman has now published 101 books for kids and teens, and along with having been translated into 30 languages and sold across the world, Korman’s books have also won awards and made multiple best seller lists! The kids in the Rockcliffe Park library book club are amazed by all these facts, but mostly they like Gordon Korman’s novels because “they are really, really funny!”
The Rockcliffe Park Book Club kids are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Ottawa Public Library Virtual Author event with Gordon Korman on Friday, May 26 from 9:30-10:30am. We hope you can join us to welcome Mr. Korman back to Ottawa!
You can register on the library website by clicking here.