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Gary D. Schmidt

Biography

Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Gary D. Schmidt

Books by Gary D. Schmidt

by Gary D. Schmidt - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep --- one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.

by Gary D. Schmidt and David Diaz - Nonfiction, Picture, Religion & Spirituality

Martín was born into a very poor family and was a servant in the local church. The little boy, however, was gifted; he could perform healing miracles with his hands. Even though he became famous, he was received by the Dominican Order and continued to serve the church, where he was called a saint and the rose of the desert.