Gary D. Schmidt

Gary's Books

Orbiting Jupiter
Available October 6, 2015!
ISBN 978-0-544-46222-9 Buy the Book Read the first Chapter

Orbiting Jupiter

★ "Schmidt writes with an elegant simplicity . . . Readers will not soon forget either Joseph Brook or this spare novel written with love and grace.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.