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Gary D. Schmidt

Forfatter af The Wednesday Wars

45+ Værker 12,091 Medlemmer 605 Anmeldelser 19 Favorited

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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 vis mere (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. vis mindre


Værker af Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars (2007) 4,114 eksemplarer
Okay for Now (2011) 1,949 eksemplarer
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (2004) 1,850 eksemplarer
Orbiting Jupiter (2015) 862 eksemplarer
Trouble (2008) 552 eksemplarer
What Came from the Stars (2012) 276 eksemplarer
Pilgrim's Progress: A Retelling (1994) 247 eksemplarer
Pay Attention, Carter Jones (2019) 241 eksemplarer
Straw Into Gold (2001) 225 eksemplarer
First Boy (2005) 177 eksemplarer
Just Like That (2021) 145 eksemplarer
The Labors of Hercules Beal (2023) 107 eksemplarer
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Redaktør — 104 eksemplarer
Almost Time (2020) 75 eksemplarer
The Sin Eater (1996) 69 eksemplarer
A Long Road on a Short Day (2020) 64 eksemplarer
Anson's Way (1999) 63 eksemplarer
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Redaktør — 58 eksemplarer
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Redaktør — 38 eksemplarer
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Redaktør — 34 eksemplarer
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell (2002) 30 eksemplarer
One Smart Sheep (2021) 20 eksemplarer
Robert McCloskey (1990) 6 eksemplarer
Hugh Lofting (1992) 5 eksemplarer
Robert Lawson (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Katherine Paterson (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Jupiter Rising (2024) 1 eksemplar
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien (2020) 1 eksemplar
Kanka Ciltli (2016) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt (1943) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver9,358 eksemplarer
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (1955) — Redaktør — 2,016 eksemplarer
In God's Hands (2005) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver108 eksemplarer
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Schmidt, Gary D.
Gordon College
Calvin College
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Newberry Honor Medal



Orbiting Jupiter i Book talk (juli 2020)


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.
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jcm790 | 213 andre anmeldelser | 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)
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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.… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 71 andre anmeldelser | May 9, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade 4
Awards: 2011 National Book Award Finalist
amaveritt | 127 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |



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