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Description - Okay for Now by Gary,D. Schmidt

In this companion novel to The Wednesday Wars, Doug struggles to be more than the "skinny thug" that some people think him to be. He finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, who gives him the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival. AGES: 10-14 AUTHOR: Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family in a small town, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by. REVIEWS: "[A] stealthily powerful, unexpectedly affirming story of discovering and rescuing one's best self." Booklist, starred review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780544022805
ISBN-10: 0544022807
Format: Paperback / softback
(179mm x 127mm x 0mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 1-May-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary,D. Schmidt

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

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