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Gary D. Schmidt

Autor(a) de The Wednesday Wars

45+ Works 12,035 Membros 604 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

A much published and oft-translated author of children's books, Gary D. Schmidt has earned national acclaim. In 2011, his Okay for Now was a National Book Award finalist and was listed on the Notable. Children's Book lists of the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune; and the Boston Globe. Trouble mostrar mais (2008) was a Junior Library Guild Selection and appeared on the Kids Reading list for Oprah's Book Club. The Wednesday Wars (2007) and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (2004) were both John Newbery Honor Books. Schmidt is also professor of English at Calvin College and the author and coeditor of several scholarly books on children's literature and children's book authors. He lives in Alto, Michigan. mostrar menos


Obras de Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars (2007) 4,098 cópias
Okay for Now (2011) 1,942 cópias
Orbiting Jupiter (2015) 856 cópias
Trouble (2008) 552 cópias
What Came from the Stars (2012) 276 cópias
Pay Attention, Carter Jones (2019) 239 cópias
Straw Into Gold (2001) 224 cópias
First Boy (2005) 177 cópias
Just Like That (2021) 144 cópias
The Labors of Hercules Beal (2023) 104 cópias
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Editor — 104 cópias
Almost Time (2020) 74 cópias
The Sin Eater (1996) 69 cópias
Anson's Way (1999) 63 cópias
A Long Road on a Short Day (2020) 62 cópias
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Editor — 58 cópias
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Editor — 38 cópias
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Editor — 34 cópias
One Smart Sheep (2021) 20 cópias
Robert McCloskey (1990) 6 cópias
Hugh Lofting (1992) 5 cópias
Robert Lawson (1997) 3 cópias
Katherine Paterson (1994) 2 cópias
Jupiter Rising (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Kanka Ciltli (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) — Editor, algumas edições17,600 cópias
Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições9,275 cópias
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (1955) — Editor — 2,010 cópias
In God's Hands (2005) — Autor, algumas edições108 cópias
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Schmidt, Gary D.
Data de nascimento
Gordon College
Calvin College
Newberry Honor Medal



Orbiting Jupiter em Book talk (Julho 2020)


Short-haired artist River (drawn by Jarrett J. Krosoczka) feels compelled to doodle visions they see - not characters, but real people. Each quick sketch - in a sketchbook, in dust on a window, with condiments on a cafeteria table - springs to life in a new story, and each person has an unusual superpower, which they try to use to make the world a better place.


"Love yourself or lose yourself.
Pick one." (Nikki Grimes, 42)

There are too many things that are unfair and too many people who are being unfair. If one thing becomes fair, something else becomes unfair. (Ibi Zoboi, 145)

For as long as she could remember, it had been made clear to Jamie that protecting their feelings was more important than protecting hers. (Linda Sue Park, 156)

Except that I already know that impossible things happen sometimes, and things, well, they shift.
And then we move on. (Meg Medina, 269)
… (mais)
JennyArch | May 13, 2024 |
It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's - and the town's - disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life - but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity. This sensitively written historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, highlights a unique friendship during a time of change.… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | outras 71 resenhas | May 9, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade 4
Awards: 2011 National Book Award Finalist
amaveritt | outras 127 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
There were definitely no tears, not at all.

But seriously, this book is the definition of bittersweet.
libraryofemma | outras 43 resenhas | Apr 18, 2024 |



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