A recent The Book Club for Kids episode is about Gary D. Schmidt’s Orbiting Jupiter.
I haven’t read this YA book yet but I’m very interested. The readers’ lively reactions make me want to be “there in the barn with them” and find out what happens to this “troublish” boy with a two-month-old baby named Jupiter.
Gary D. Schmidt gives some fascinating and touching backstory about Orbiting Jupiter, how he writes, and how he became a writer of fiction.
Bonus for writers: Middle grade readers reveal what writers can include to create satisfying books. (At 21:00)
- catch our feelings
- make us wonder what happens next
- a lot of drama
- surprise at the beginning
- keep us interested
An interview with Gary D. Schmidt about the setting of Orbiting Jupiter.
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