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Schmidt, Gary D.

Overview
Works: 90 works in 355 publications in 6 languages and 41,713 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Young adult works  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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 )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,867 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,496 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 )
21 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 )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,763 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 )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 2,467 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 2,005 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about the four seasons by one of best-known American poets. "In an attractive large-size volume ... 25 poems to introduce Robert Frost to young people. The selections are arranged by the seasons, and Sorensen's handsome watercolor illustrations capture the feel of the New England landscape without in any way trying to provide literal images for the poetry. There's an excellent biographical essay, and at the bottom of each page, Schmidt provides a brief note on some of the possible ways to read the lines. These nature poems show that poetry holds feelings and ideas that everyone can understand."
Martín de Porres : the rose in the desert by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,394 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 )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,165 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 )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,163 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
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
"Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"--
Straw into gold by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,100 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,023 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 )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 920 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 779 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 731 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 by Donald R Hettinga( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 707 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 675 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 )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Katherine Paterson by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 582 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."
Making Americans : children's literature from 1930 to 1960 by Gary D Schmidt( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Making Americans is a study of a time when the authors and illustrators of children's books consciously set their eyes on national and international sights, with the hope of bringing the next generation into a full sense of citizenship. Schmidt examines the literature for young people published during a momentous period in our nation's past, and documents in detail its role as an instrument of nation-building and social reform. A thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of children's books as cultural transmitters and transformers
 
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Alternative Names
Gary D. Schmidt Amerikaans schrijver
Gary Schmidt
Schmidt, Gary.
Schmidt, Gary 1957-
Schmidt, Gary D.
گری دی. اشمیت
슈미트, 게리 D
ゲイリー・シュミット
シュミット, ゲイリー
Languages
English (171)
Chinese (9)
Korean (3)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)
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