The Wednesday Wars: A Newbery Honor Award Winner


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Clarion Books
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5.1 X 7.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of many books for young readers, including Just Like That; National Book Award finalist Okay for Now; Pay Attention, Carter Jones; Orbiting Jupiter; 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 University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


"Schmidt makes the implausible believable and the everyday momentous. A gentle, hopeful, moving story." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Schmidt, whose Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy won both Printz and Newbery Honors, delivers another winner. Deeply satisfying." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Schmidt [gets] to the emotional heart of every scene without overstatement. Another virtuoso turn by the author of Lizzie Bright." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Schmidt rises above the novel's conventions to create memorable and believable characters." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"One of my favorite books of the year." -- New York Times

"A graceful novel full of goodwill, yearning and heart." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"An entertaining and nuanced novel. There are laugh-out-loud moments that leaven the many poignant ones." -- School Library Journal

"An accessible, humorous school story, and at the same time, an insightful coming-of-age tale." -- BookPage

"Fans of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy may be pleasantly surprised to see Schmidt's lighter, even sillier side." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books