What Came from the Stars

By Gary D. Schmidt
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547612133, 304pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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“This is a gorgeous fantasy unlike anything Schmidt has ever written. With exquisite pacing and deft plotting, he tells two parallel stories: one about a faraway Middle Earth-like world in trouble, and the other about Tommy Pepper, a sixth-grader in Plymouth, Massachusetts, grieving the recent loss of his mother. When a beautiful object that represents the heart of that faraway world hurtles through space and lands in Tommy's lunchbox, everything begins to change. This book will astonish you!”
-- Joanne R. Fritz, Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA


Description

From two-time Newbery honoree and Printz honoree Gary D. Schmidt comes a tale of high fantasy, where a peaceful civilization of a faraway planet has been besieged by a dark lord, and in a desperate attempt for survival send their most precious gift across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion lighted stars . . . all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.




About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.




Praise For What Came from the Stars

“Schmidt brings high heroic fantasy and contemporary realism together in this novel.”—Horn Book, starred review

“Spielberg, get ready for this boldly imagined outer-space offering.”—Kirkus

“Schmidt, already a best-seller and award winner, should pick up even more fans with this crowd-pleasing fantasy.”—Booklist

“Wonderfully strange. . . . This inventive and memorable story for readers ages 10-15 manages to mingle the quotidian and the movingly supernatural. It's funny, too.”—The Wall Street Journal

"The balance of emotions is flawless."—Bulletin

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