gschmidt03@hamline.edu
gary d. schmidt

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Gary Schmidt
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Gary Schmidt

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Info

Gary Schmidt
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

Gary D. Schmidt is the author of more than fifteen books for children and young adults, including The Wednesday Wars, a 2008 Newbery Honor Award winner, and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, which won a Newbery Honor award and a Michael L. Printz Honor award in 2005. His novel, Trouble, came out in spring 2008, and Okay for Now in 2012 - becoming a National Book Award Finalist. In God's Hands, a picture book co-authored with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, was a runner-up for the 2005 National Jewish Book Award. His most recent picture book is The Rose in the Desert: The Story of Martin de Porres.

In addition to multiple "Best Book" lists, his work has been given a Horn Book Honor award and a Blue Ribbon award by the Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books. He has also authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, scholarly and academic books (including biographies of Katherine Paterson and Robert McCloskey), articles, and book reviews.

In 1985 he received his Pd.D. in medieval languages and literature from the University of Illinois. He is a professor in the English department and Calvin College and lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan. Gary recently published his first fantasy novel, What Came from the Stars. His newest YA novel, Orbiting Jupiter, was published in October of 2015, and has been listed to Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2015.

Publications

Orbiting Jupiter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

What Came from the Stars
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Okay for Now
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

The Wednesday Wars
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Trouble
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Straw Into gold
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Anson's Way
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company




Faculty Accomplishments