Imatge de l'autor

Gary D. Schmidt

Autor/a de The Wednesday Wars

46+ obres 12,151 Membres 606 Ressenyes 19 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més (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. mostra'n menys


Obres de Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars (2007) 4,133 exemplars
Okay for Now (2011) 1,958 exemplars
Orbiting Jupiter (2015) 867 exemplars
Trouble (2008) 552 exemplars
What Came from the Stars (2012) 277 exemplars
Pilgrim's Progress: A Retelling (1994) 248 exemplars
Pay Attention, Carter Jones (2019) 244 exemplars
Straw Into Gold (2001) 225 exemplars
First Boy (2005) 177 exemplars
Just Like That (2021) 149 exemplars
The Labors of Hercules Beal (2023) 113 exemplars
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Editor — 104 exemplars
Almost Time (2020) 75 exemplars
The Sin Eater (1996) 69 exemplars
A Long Road on a Short Day (2020) 64 exemplars
Anson's Way (1999) 64 exemplars
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Editor — 58 exemplars
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Editor — 38 exemplars
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Editor — 34 exemplars
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell (2002) 30 exemplars
One Smart Sheep (2021) 21 exemplars
Robert McCloskey (1990) 6 exemplars
Hugh Lofting (1992) 5 exemplars
Robert Lawson (1997) 3 exemplars
Katherine Paterson (1994) 2 exemplars
Jupiter Rising (2024) 1 exemplars
Kanka Ciltli (2016) 1 exemplars
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien (2020) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) — Editor, algunes edicions17,676 exemplars
Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt (1943) — Introducció, algunes edicions9,422 exemplars
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (1955) — Editor — 2,027 exemplars
In God's Hands (2005) — Autor, algunes edicions109 exemplars
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Schmidt, Gary D.
Data de naixement
Gordon College
Calvin College
Premis i honors
Newberry Honor Medal



Orbiting Jupiter a Book talk (juliol 2020)


My goodness I loved this one so much. A five star read for me. A boy in middle school is managing a plant nursery with his adult brother after the unexpected death of their parents. A tough teacher assigns him 12 challenging tasks that mirror the mythical labors of Hercules. Throughout the book he learns about the value of friendship, found family, & the ways that we can save ourselves as we embrace a community and care for those around us. From huge storms to painted trees, rescued pups on perilous bus rides to watching the sunrise, this one will stick with me.… (més)
bookworm12 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 9, 2024 |
There are a few children's books with so much heart that reading them is a special experience. This is one of those. In first person, it tells one year in the life of Holling Hoodhood, a seventh grader during the 1967–1968 school year. At the heart of the book is his relationship with his teacher, Mrs. Baker. Initially, Holling believes that Mrs. Baker hates him, but throughout the year we find out that she is actually a pretty amazing teacher. During that year, Holling will grow up, develop some self-confidence and read a lot of Shakespeare.

Plenty of things happen during that year, although the book is mostly slice-of-life rather than plot-oriented. It's funny at times, and touching at others. A truly excellent book for kids that can be appreciated by adults. Highly recommended.
… (més)
jcm790 | Hi ha 213 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |
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)
… (més)
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.… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 71 ressenyes més | May 9, 2024 |



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