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Gary D. Schmidt

Auteur de The Wednesday Wars

46+ oeuvres 12,243 utilisateurs 604 critiques 19 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus (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. afficher moins


Œuvres de Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars (2007) 4,164 exemplaires, 215 critiques
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien (2011) 1,969 exemplaires, 127 critiques
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (2004) 1,862 exemplaires, 71 critiques
Orbiting Jupiter (2015) 874 exemplaires, 43 critiques
Trouble (2008) 552 exemplaires, 32 critiques
What Came from the Stars (2012) 281 exemplaires, 21 critiques
Pilgrim's Progress: A Retelling (1994) 252 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Pay Attention, Carter Jones (2019) 246 exemplaires, 12 critiques
Straw Into Gold (2001) 231 exemplaires, 4 critiques
First Boy (2005) 178 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Just Like That (2021) 150 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert (2012) 140 exemplaires, 19 critiques
The Labors of Hercules Beal (2023) 117 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Directeur de publication — 105 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Mara's Stories: Glimmers in the Darkness (2001) 98 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Almost Time (2020) 76 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Saint Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland (2000) 74 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Sin Eater (1996) 69 exemplaires, 1 critique
A Long Road on a Short Day (2020) 65 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Anson's Way (1999) 65 exemplaires, 1 critique
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Directeur de publication — 58 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Directeur de publication — 38 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Directeur de publication — 34 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell (2002) 30 exemplaires, 5 critiques
One Smart Sheep (2021) 23 exemplaires
Robert McCloskey (1990) 6 exemplaires
Hugh Lofting (1992) 5 exemplaires
Robert Lawson (1997) 3 exemplaires
Katherine Paterson (1994) 2 exemplaires
Jupiter Rising (2024) 1 exemplaire
Kanka Ciltli (2016) 1 exemplaire
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien (2020) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Le voyage du pèlerin (1678) — Directeur de publication, quelques éditions17,747 exemplaires, 163 critiques
Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt (1943) — Introduction, quelques éditions9,473 exemplaires, 85 critiques
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (1955) — Directeur de publication — 2,042 exemplaires, 43 critiques
From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (2017) — Contributeur — 840 exemplaires, 36 critiques
A Treasury of Poetry for Young People (2008) — Directeur de publication, quelques éditions209 exemplaires, 2 critiques
In God's Hands (2005) — Auteur, quelques éditions109 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributeur — 100 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Contributeur — 17 exemplaires, 1 critique


Partage des connaissances

Nom canonique
Schmidt, Gary D.
Date de naissance
Gordon College
Calvin College
Prix et distinctions
Newberry Honor Medal



Orbiting Jupiter à Book talk (Juillet 2020)


This was a great recommendation from another youth librarian. I first listened to the audio version and fell in love with it. It was touching and sad and happy -- ran the gamut of emotions. Some parts were so funny that I literally laughed out loud. Lincoln Hoppe reads the audio version and is spot-on!
Flowercreek | 214 autres critiques | Jun 24, 2024 |
I love this author. I read this book and listened to it twice on audio (Lincoln Hoppe does this read perfectly!). It takes a little to get hooked into this story, but once you are, you find yourself routing for Doug and you can't wait to find out what happens. Laughed out loud and cried so hard I hoped I wouldn't run into anybody as I listened while I walked. I'd put this in my top 20 favorite audiobooks.
Flowercreek | 126 autres critiques | Jun 24, 2024 |
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.… (plus d'informations)
bookworm12 | 4 autres critiques | 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.
… (plus d'informations)
jcm790 | 214 autres critiques | May 26, 2024 |


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