Gary D. Schmidt


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in Hicksville, NY, The United States
January 01, 1957

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Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books. He lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan,with his wife and six children, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, feeds the wild cats that drop by and wishes that sometimes the sea breeze came that far inland. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.


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The Wednesday Wars

4.07 avg rating — 31,845 ratings — published 2007 — 27 editions
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Okay for Now

4.19 avg rating — 28,456 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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Orbiting Jupiter

4.22 avg rating — 17,324 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckm...

3.86 avg rating — 8,437 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
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Trouble

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3.88 avg rating — 2,952 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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What Came from the Stars

3.33 avg rating — 1,360 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Straw Into Gold

3.64 avg rating — 731 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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First Boy

3.27 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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3.85 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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“Mr. Powell raised an eyebrow. 'I'm a librarian,' he said. 'I always know what I'm talking about.”
Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

“Books can ignite fires in your mind, because they carry ideas for kindling, and art for matches.”
Gary D. Schmidt, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

“Vengeance is sweet. Vengeance taken when the vengee isn't sure who the venger is, is sweeter still.”
Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

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