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By (author): Gordon Korman
9781443133494 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10 - 14 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Feb 01, 2014
$10.99 CAD
Active 5.01 x 7.76 x 0.72 in | 0.53 lb 272 pages Scholastic Canada Ltd Scholastic Canada
Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2013, Commended Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children 2013, Short-listed Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) 2013, Winner OLA Best Bets 2013, Commended Pacific Northwest Library Association, Young Reader's Choice 2015, Short-listed Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2014, Runner-up Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) 2013, Short-listed
Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students!

Donovan is definitely skilled . . . at getting into trouble. And when one of his thoughtless pranks accidentally destroys the school gym during the Big Game, with the superintendent watching, he knows he's in for it. Suspension at best, maybe expulsion. Either way, a lawsuit and paying for damages. But through a strange chain of events, his name gets put on the list for the local school for gifted students: the Academy for Scholastic Distinction. Donovan knows he's not a genius, but he can't miss this chance to escape.

Now, he has to figure out a way to stay at ASD — and fit in with the kids there. And who knows, maybe his real gift will come to light . . .

A new story from the master of middle-grade and YA humour Gordon Korman, Ungifted is a funny exploration of the special (and often surprising) talents that make each of us gifted in our own way.

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

Praise for Ungifted:

"Gordon Korman . . . always writes from his heart. He has written more than 70 books and . . . Ungifted was one of the best I have read." —The National Post (James, age 11)

"Funny and insightful." —Publishers Weekly

"Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top." —VOYA

"Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike . . . The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale." —School Library Journal

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