This is a very special episode of BiblioFiles. From Anson's Way and Straw Into Gold to the more recent Orbiting Jupiter, the works of Newberry Award-winner Gary D. Schmidt have had a profound influence on the family culture and experience of the Andrews for quite some time. To speak with Mr. Schmidt was a dream come true, and an honor and privilege of the highest measure. We are as pleased as can be to share this conversation with you, and we know that you will find this wonderful man just as thoughtful and moving as his art.
– Gary Schmidt's Official Website: http://www.hmhbooks.com/schmidt
– Anson’s Way, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Orbiting Jupiter, and Straw Into Gold by Gary D. Schmidt
– The Giver by Lois Lowry
–Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
– The work of Laurie Halse Anderson
–The Road by Cormac McCarthy
–Moby Dick by Herman Melville
–Heart in the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
–A Man for a Seasons by Robert Bolt
–The work Stephen R. Donaldson
–Tower of Babel by Ted Chiang
–Shadowlands by William Nicholson
–The Problem of Pain and The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
–Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver
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