Schooled by Gordon Korman

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Capricorn Cap Anderson has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. When Rain is injured in a fall, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. Although he knows a lot about Zen Buddhism, nothing has prepared him for the politics of public school.

About Gordon Korman

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Gordon Korman has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book One: The Medusa Plot; Pop; Schooled; No More Dead Dogs; Son of the Mob; and Born to Rock. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, NY. You can visit him online at
Published November 27, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thirteen-year-old Capricorn “Cap” Anderson has only left the Garland Farm Commune (founded 1967) with his grandmother (“Rain”) a few times for supplies.

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Cap Anderson has lived in a commune all his life and never expected to have to go to a real school, or to be elected its President.

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Living with his grandmother Rain as the last two residents of the counterculture Garland Community, Capricorn has lived his whole life without telephones, television, iPods, or any of the other modern conveniences that clutter his new classmates' lives.

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Big-man-on-campus and class bully at Claverage Middle School (fondly known as C-Average Middle School.) Zach can’t wait to continue the tradition of nominating and then torturing the biggest nerd for 8th grade class president.

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