Schmidt, Gary D.

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SCHMIDT, Gary D. American, b. 1957. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction, Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, professor of English, 1985-, department head, 1991-97. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, 1994; Robert Frost, 1994; The Sin Eater (novel), 1996; The Blessing of the Lord, 1997; William Bradford: Pilgrim of Answerable Courage, 1997; Anson's Way, 1999; Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland, 2000; Straw into Gold, 2001; Mara's Stories, 2001; The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell, 2002; The Great Stone Face, 2002. FOR ADULTS: Supplementary Essays for College Writers, 1988; Robert McCloskey, 1990; Hugh Lofting, 1992; Katherine Paterson, 1994; The Iconography of the Mouth of Hell: Eighth-Century Britain to the Fifteenth Century, 1995; Robert Lawson, 1997. EDITOR: (with C.F. Otten) The Voice of the Narrator in Children's Literature: Insights From Writers and Critics, 1989; (with D.R. Hettinga) Sitting at the Feet of the Past: Retelling the North American Folktale for Children, 1992; (with W.J. Vande Kopple) Communities of Discourse: The Rhetoric of Disciplines, with instructor's manual, 1993. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles, essays, stories, poems, and reviews to journals. Address: Department of English, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]