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Notorious
By (author): Gordon Korman
9781443175920 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Dec 26, 2019
$21.99 CAD
Forthcoming 5.5 x 8.25 in 312 pages Scholastic Canada Ltd Scholastic Canada
A new standalone middle-grade novel from Gordon Korman, set (partly) in Canada!

Keenan is bored. He is recovering from tuberculosis, acquired while overseas with his mom. Now he’s stuck sitting in a lawn chair at his dad’s place on Centerlight, Michigan, an island of about 7000 residents in the St. Clair River which is divided in two by the Canada-US border.

When Keenan meets a girl his age, ZeeBee, who lives on the Canadian side of the border, his life becomes anything but boring. ZeeBee is full of conspiracy theories. Paramount among her theories is that notorious gangster Tommy-Gun Ferguson (original owner of the house she now lives in) buried millions in treasure on the island during the Prohibition era. She’ also convinced her recently deceased dog Barney was murdered — apparently he was a notorious terror and not a favourite among the locals.

Keenan isn’t convinced by either of these theories, but soon some clues turn up that even he can’t ignore. Will the pair of them find the treasure and solve the mystery of what happened to Barney . . . or will the dog-murdering criminals find them first?

Told in Gordon’s now classic multi-voice style, his new novel combines mystery, comedy, and a story of new friendships.

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.

Praise for Gordon Korman:

"Chapters rotate narration . . . giving varied perspectives to this humorous classroom underdog story that championsteamwork, kindness, and hidden sparks. " (The Unteachables) — Publishers Weekly

"Korman spins a narrative of redemption and belief in exceeding self-expectations. " (The Unteachables) — Kirkus Reviews

"Humorous, relatable, and full of heart, Korman's gift for understanding the middle school mind is on full display." (Supergifted) — School Library Journal

"Managing a large cast of characters with ease, Korman creates a comedy of compounded errors leading to a public disaster and, strangely enough, a happy ending." (Supergifted) — Booklist

"Readers will be able to see themselves in the well-drawn characters that populate this quirky, funny, and relatable book." (Slacker) — Quill and Quire

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