Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Gary D. Schmidt (Author)
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Clarion Books
Publish Date
November 03, 2020
5.1 X 7.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of Orbiting Jupiter, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor Book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor Book The Wednesday Wars, and Okay for Now. He lives in Alto, Michigan, and is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


* "Schmidt gracefully weaves together the humor of school, siblings, and a dachshund with a delicate digestive system with deeper themes of family connection, disappointment, anger, and grief. The result is wonderfully impressive and layered."--Kirkus, starred review

* "Schmidt, author of the celebrated Wednesday Wars, strikes gold again with this emotionally complex character who learns to navigate change and disappointment, and, more important, how to receive help."--School Library Journal, starred review

* "Deft incorporation of comedic scenes and Schmidt's trademark use of narrator-provided snark give the story the levity it needs . . . By the novel's conclusion -- by which time Carter's whole school is obsessed with [cricket] -- readers will be cheering on each 'over' and every 'wicket.'--Horn Book, starred review

* "Schmidt fuses pathos and humor in this adroitly layered novel. . . . Schmidt weaves [cricket's] jargon into the narrative, further enriching the verbal badinage and reinforcing the affecting bond between a hurting boy and a compassionate man." --Publishers Weekly, starred review