Who is Holling Hoodhood & how does he spend his Wednesday Afternoons?
Find out as Book Beat presents:
WEDNESDAY WARS ON A WEDNESDAY with Young Adult writer Gary D. Schmidt
Young adult author Gary D. Schmidt will present his latest book WEDNESDAY WARS at The Baldwin Public Library on WEDNESDAY, May 30th from 7:00-8:30 PM This event is cosponsored by the Baldwin Library and Book Beat. Great for ages 10+ (fifth & sixth grade reading level). This event is cosponsored by the Baldwin Public Library and The Book Beat.
About the book: Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero in THE WEDNESDAY WARS-a wonderfully witty and compelling novel about a teenage boys mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesnt like Holling-hes sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation-the Big M-in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.
|"Schmidt, whose LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY won both Printz and Newbery Honors, delivers another winner...deeply satisfying." --Publisher's Weekley, starred review|
|"Schmidt ... [gets] to the emotional heart of every scene without overstatement ... another virtuoso turn by the author of LIZZIE BRIGHT." -Kirkus, starred review|
Gary Schmidt discusses his new book and Hicksville Highschool in this recent interview with Publisher's Weekly at: Children's Bookshelf Talks to Gary D. Scmidt.
About the Author
Gary D. Schmidt is the author of LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY, which won both a 2005 Newbery Honor and a 2005 Printz Honor. His other novels include; ANSON'S WAY and STRAW INTO GOLD. He is a professor in the English department at Calvin College and lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan, with his wife and six children.