Gary D. Schmidt

Born:  April 14, 1957

Meet the Author  Gary Schmidt


Author biography:

Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family on a 150-year-old farm in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by.””—-from

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Books by Gary D. Schmidt:

Anson’s Way

Just Like That

First Boy

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

A Long Road On a Short Day

Okay for Now

Orbiting Jupiter

Pay Attention Carter Jones

So Tall Within

Straw Into Gold


The Wednesday Wars

What Came From the Stars

Picture Books

Almost Time

Martin de Porres

One Smart Sheep