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

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Okay for Now

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Straw Into Gold

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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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