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Gary D. Schmidt (born 1957) 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,[citation needed] with his wife and six children. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College. .

The American Library Association awarded Mr. Schmidt a Newbery Honor in 2005 for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and again in 2008 for The Wednesday Wars.

Published works

  • Trouble. New York: Clarion Books, (2008).
  • The Wednesday Wars. New York: Clarion Books, (2007).
  • First Boy. New York: Henry Holt, (2005).
  • In God's Hands. Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publications, (2005).
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. New York: Clarion, (2004).
  • Mara's Stories. New York: Henry Holt, (2001).
  • Anson's Way. New York: Clarion Books, (1999).
  • Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company, (2000).
  • The Sin Eater. New York: Dutton Publishers, (1996).


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