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Schmidt, Gary D.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 322 publications in 3 languages and 40,279 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.S3527, [FIC]
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Publications about Gary D Schmidt
Publications by Gary D Schmidt
Most widely held works by Gary D Schmidt
The Wednesday wars by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,808 libraries worldwide
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in
Trouble by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,543 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Henry, wishing to honor his brother Franklin's dying wish, sets out to hike Maine's Mount Katahdin with his best friend and dog. But fate adds another companion--the Cambodian refugee accused of fatally injuring Franklin--and reveals troubles that predate the accident
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,268 libraries worldwide
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot
Okay for now by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,701 libraries worldwide
As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage
First boy by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,486 libraries worldwide
Dragged into the political turmoil of a presidential election year, fourteen-year-old Cooper Jewett, who runs a New Hampshire dairy farm since his grandfather's death, stands up for himself and makes it clear whose first boy he really is
Robert Frost by Robert Frost( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,975 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about the four seasons by one of best-known American poets
Martín de Porres : the rose in the desert by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
The story of Saint Martín de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice
Okay for now by Gary D Schmidt( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage
What came from the stars by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
In a desperate attempt for survival, a peaceful civilization on a faraway planet besieged by a dark lord sends its most precious gift across the cosmos into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts
Straw into gold by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Pursued by greedy villains, two boys on a quest to save innocent lives meet the banished queen whose son was stolen by Rumpelstiltskin eleven years earlier, and she provides much more than the answer they seek
The Wednesday wars by Gary D Schmidt( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in
Pilgrim's progress by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
The pilgrim Christian undertakes the dangerous journey to the Celestial City, experiencing physical and spiritual obstacles along the way
Anson's way by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
While serving as a British Fencible to maintain the peace in eighteenth-century Ireland, Anson finds that his sympathy for a hedge master, a teacher devoted to teaching Irish children their forbidden language and culture, places him in conflict with the law of King George II
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy by Gary D Schmidt( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot
British children's writers, 1914-1960 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Essays on authors and poets in this volume represent some of the best-known writers of children's literature in the twentieth century. This period is marked by certain characteristics, such as stories of groups of children bonded together, the emergence of strong female protagonists, the "career books", and a consciously subdued presence of pain and suffering. Many of these works are valued for the window they provided upon a culture now gone
William Bradford : Plymouth's faithful pilgrim by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Leaving behind a prosperous life in England, William Bradford and the other Pilgrims traveled on the Mayflower to a strange land in search of religious freedom. There Bradford established a stable colony, trying to be fair to both the colonists and the local Native Americans
Robert McCloskey by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Katherine Paterson by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Katherine Paterson is the consummate storyteller, a crafter of tales in which characters must deal with the most elemental hopes and fears in settings - be it a Chesapeake Bay island or the mountains of China - that are alternately blissful and beatific, terrifying and desperate. In a sensitive analysis of the novels and stories of this award-winning children's author, Gary D. Schmidt finds that Paterson is, in a subtle way, a didactic writer, informed by her hopeful and ethical vision of the future. Here is a writer, Schmidt argues, who does not shy away from horrendous topics - unwanted foster children, the death of a schoolchild's best friend, rape, murder, political intrigue, religious mania, and war. He finds that Paterson's books - among them the National Book Award-winning Master Puppeteer (1976) and The Great Gilly Hopkins (1978) and the Newberry Award-winning Bridge to Terabithia (1977) and Jacob Have I Loved (1980) - are successful when the reader journeys with the author through distressing situations and then arrives, in a moment of grace, at a place of spiritual enlightenment. Paterson's characters, Schmidt argues, search for fathers, for families, for love and acceptance, for themselves, they recall the characters of Flannery O'Connor, who also find themselves caught in moments of distress and then find, like Paterson's characters, moments of grace. As Schmidt shows, that moment may come in the building of a bridge or in coming to understand the implications of a carol or poem or in resolving to live a life of burdens shared. Schmidt begins this study with a biographical essay about Paterson's life, drawn from her own essays as well as from an interview with her he conducted at her home in Barre, Vermont. In the balance of the book he addresses her copious work, beginning with her early historical fiction and proceeding on to the novels that explore her major themes - of the plight of prodigal children and the search for true family. Later chapters examine Paterson's more recent historical fiction and her retelling of folk tales. Throughout his discussion Schmidt focuses on the stories' elements of hope, for, as Paterson has said in a National Book Award acceptance speech, she wants to be "a spy for hope." Schmidt's lucid study brings readers a closer understanding of this remarkable "spy."
Hugh Lofting by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) is best known for his classic series of children's books depicting Doctor Dolittle - the kindhearted, eccentric veterinarian whose ability to converse with animals and whose astounding travels with a cadre of critters have delighted readers for more than 70 years. Beginning with The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920, Lofting went on to write eleven other Dolittle books, among them the Newbery Medal-winning The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. While critics have praised the Dolittle books for their humor, wit, and imagination, and while the Dolittle character has captivated audiences in screen and stage adaptations, Lofting's larger message - one concerning issues of peace and justice - has often been overlooked. That Lofting's work deserves reconsideration is the thesis of this new study by Gary D. Schmidt. Drawing on not only extensive research but also numerous personal communications with Lofting's family members, Schmidt provides fresh insights into his subject's life and work. In clear, engaging prose Schmidt argues that Lofting viewed his writing as a political and moral task: to encourage peace by providing children with examples of kindness, gentleness, compassion, and tolerance. In an illuminating first chapter readers learn intriguing biographical information - for instance, that The Story of Doctor Dolittle, perhaps Lofting's greatest work, had its beginnings in a series of story-letters that Lofting, writing from the trenches of World War I, sent home to his children. Subsequent chapters examine each of the Dolittle books, as well as Lofting's lesser-known works, among them the essay "Children and Internationalism" and the long poem Victory for the Slain. An important addition to existing studies in children's literature, Hugh Lofting will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers alike. Included are a preface, chronology, notes, bibliography, and index, as well as illustrations
Making Americans : children's literature from 1930 to 1960 by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
American children need books that draw on their own history and circumstances, not just the classic European fairy tales. They need books that enlist them in the great democratic experiment that is the United States. These were the beliefs of many of the authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, and teachers who expanded and transformed children's book publishing between the 1930s and the 1960s. Although some later critics have argued that the books published in this era offered a vision of a safe, secure, simple world without injustice or unhappy endings, Gary D. Schmidt shows that the progr
 
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Alternative Names
Gary Schmidt
Schmidt, Gary.
Schmidt, Gary 1957-
Schmidt, Gary D.
گری دی. اشمیت
ゲイリー・シュミット
シュミット, ゲイリー
Languages
English (164)
Chinese (4)
Korean (3)
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