Picture of author.

Gary D. Schmidt

Autor(a) de The Wednesday Wars

44+ Works 11,810 Membros 596 Críticas 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 por Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars (2007) 4,030 exemplares
Okay for Now (2011) 1,912 exemplares
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (2004) 1,813 exemplares
Orbiting Jupiter (2015) 845 exemplares
Trouble (2008) 548 exemplares
What Came from the Stars (2012) 271 exemplares
Pilgrim's Progress: A Retelling (1994) 237 exemplares
Pay Attention, Carter Jones (2019) 229 exemplares
Straw Into Gold (2001) 221 exemplares
First Boy (2005) 179 exemplares
Just Like That (2021) 135 exemplares
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Editor — 103 exemplares
The Labors of Hercules Beal (2023) 86 exemplares
Almost Time (2020) 72 exemplares
The Sin Eater (1996) 70 exemplares
Anson's Way (1999) 63 exemplares
A Long Road on a Short Day (2020) 59 exemplares
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Editor — 57 exemplares
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Editor — 37 exemplares
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Editor — 33 exemplares
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell (2002) 30 exemplares
One Smart Sheep (2021) 17 exemplares
Robert McCloskey (1990) 6 exemplares
Hugh Lofting (1992) 5 exemplares
Robert Lawson (1997) 3 exemplares
Katherine Paterson (1994) 2 exemplares
Jupiter Rising (2024) 1 exemplar
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien (2020) 1 exemplar
Kanka Ciltli (2016) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) — Editor, algumas edições17,274 exemplares
Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições9,104 exemplares
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (1955) — Editor — 1,932 exemplares
In God's Hands (2005) — Autor, algumas edições108 exemplares
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Schmidt, Gary D.
Data de nascimento
Gordon College
Calvin College
Prémios e menções honrosas
Newberry Honor Medal



Orbiting Jupiter em Book talk (Julho 2020)


There are some books I find myself intending to read, but never getting around to it until I get a little push at some stage. I got my push with this book when Mom borrowed it from the library—what better time to read it than when we already have it? I’m so glad I did that; this has become my favorite middle-grade read of the year so far.

It took me no time at all to get into the story—and only a few pages to get to the point where I was trying to quell my laughter so I wouldn’t bother others while I read. Holling Hoodhood (which is such a clever name in itself) is the most perceptive, hilarious character, and some of the conclusions he comes to are…interesting, to say the least. The setting is delightful, and the glimpse into my grandparent’s time was fascinating. I loved Holling’s teacher, and his sister, hated his dad, and fell in love with middle-grade books all over again with this story.

In many ways, this isn’t an easy book. It deals with a somewhat dysfunctional family, the Vietnam War, and the hippie movement, and there’s a lot of growth in the main character and other characters throughout the story. This is a book about friendship, and how sometimes we have to sacrifice for others in order to make progress. And somehow, Schmidt pulls it all together into a gripping story.

I absolutely loved this story, and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel at some stage. Deep, yet lighthearted (you can’t miss the part about the rats in the ceiling!), flavored with another time but still relatable, this is a book I’d gladly share with my siblings—I suspect it would become a family favorite if we read it together. Highly recommended!
… (mais)
EstherFilbrun | 211 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
Loved this book. Great story dealing with divorce. And learned a lot about the sport of Cricket!
mjphillips | 11 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Hercules Beal is just starting middle school. He has to go to this school of Environmental Studies because it is walkable. He and his brother, Achilles, are trying to figure out how to run their business (a greenhouse) and their lives after the death of their parents.
In school Hercules has a Lieutenant Colonel as his homeroom teacher, English teacher, and history teacher. He's no-nonsense and starts the year giving each student an 8 month project linked to Greek Mythology. Every one is personalized for each student. Hercules' is to reanact the 12 Labors of Hercules. So many life lessons, so much healing, so much growing in this touching tale.… (mais)
ewyatt | 3 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2024 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Todd L. W. Doney Illustrator
Barry Moser Illustrator
E. B. White Contributor
Patricia Hampl Contributor
Jamaica Kincaid Contributor
Jane Kenyon Contributor
Donald Hall Contributor
Annie Dillard Contributor
Robert Finch Contributor
Siegfried Sassoon Contributor
Anne Lamott Contributor
Allen M. Young Contributor
Abram Van Engen Contributor
Robert Frost Contributor
Barbara Crooker Contributor
Denise Levertov Contributor
Scott Cairns Contributor
David Diaz Illustrator
Barbara Hurd Contributor
William Cooper Contributor
Po Chu Yi Contributor
Will D. Campbell Contributor
Yun Sondo Contributor
Vidyakara Contributor
Ron Hansen Contributor
Pete Fromm Contributor
James A. Houston Contributor
Sultan Bahu Contributor
John Jerome Contributor
John Updike Contributor
Mark A. Noll Contributor
Rachel Carson Contributor
Basho Matsuo Contributor
Kathleen Norris Contributor
Barry Lopez Contributor
Wyman Richardson Contributor
Kent Gramm Contributor
Edward Winslow Contributor
John Burroughs Contributor
Kimiko Hahn Contributor
Meena Alexander Contributor
Sarah Josepha Hale Contributor
Lauren Springer Contributor
Edward Thomas Contributor
Garret Keizer Contributor
David Kline Contributor
Jean Toomer Contributor
Leo Dangel Contributor
Hahm Dong-seon Contributor
Marjorie Marshall Contributor
P. D. James Contributor
Isabel Neill Contributor
Esther Popel Contributor
Wendell Berry Contributor
Tracy Kidder Contributor
of Norwich Julian Contributor
May Sarton Contributor
John Keats Contributor
Stephen Dobyns Contributor
Alice Meynell Contributor
David James Duncan Contributor
Alix Kates Shulman Contributor
Verlyn Klinkenborg Contributor
William Bradford Contributor
Dorothea Mackellar Contributor
T'ao Ch'ien Contributor
Tada Chimako Cover artist
Ibn Abi I-Haytham Contributor
Barbara W. Tuchman Contributor
Cheung Hsieh Contributor
Ronna N. Welsh Contributor
Lee Robinson Contributor
Ray Bradbury Contributor
Thomas Lynch Contributor
Michael Pollan Contributor
N. Scott Momaday Contributor
Robert Clark Contributor
Richard Selzer Contributor
Richard Jefferies Contributor
Luci Shaw Contributor
Gretel Ehrlich Contributor
Carl Sandburg Contributor
Frederick Douglass Contributor
Madeleine L'Engle Contributor
Celia Thaxter Contributor
Sherman Alexie Contributor
G.K. Chesterton Contributor
Sarah Orne Jewett Contributor
Walt Whitman Contributor
William Blake Contributor
Samuel Johnson Contributor
Edmund Spenser Contributor
Isak Dinesen Contributor
Francis Bacon Contributor
Robert Burns Contributor
Barbara Kingsolver Contributor
Wang Chang-ling Contributor
Geoffrey Chaucer Contributor
Lisa Couturier Contributor
Ts'en-Ts'an Contributor
Michael Downing Contributor
Lucy Larcom Contributor
Molly Wolf Contributor
Louise Beebe Wilder Cover artist
Ssu-K'ung T'u Contributor
Lionel Basney Contributor
Dorothy Wordsworth Contributor
Alice Morse Earle Contributor
Harry Thurston Contributor
Lady Sarashina Contributor
Steven L. Hopp Contributor
Noel Perrin Contributor
Nancy Stringfellow Contributor
Abiel Abbot Contributor
Tu Fu Contributor
Martha Ballard Contributor
David Brill Contributor
Loren Long Illustrator
Robert Lawson Illustrator
Lincoln Hoppe Narrator
Mary Azarian Illustrator


Also by
Marcado como favorito

Tabelas & Gráficos