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Okay for Now

Schmidt, Gary D. (Audiobook CD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.
Authors: Schmidt, Gary D.
Title: Okay for now
[sound recording]
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2011
Edition: Library ed., unabridged
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr., 18 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Gary D. Schmidt
Notes: Companion to "The Wednesday Wars."
Compact discs
Summary: As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.
Additional Contributors: Hoppe, Lincoln 1971-
ISBN: 0307915948
9780307915948
Branch Call Number: CD YA SCHMIDT
Performers: Read by Lincoln Hoppe.
Subject Headings: Schools Juvenile fiction Families New York (State) New York Juvenile fiction Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America Juvenile fiction Broadway (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction Bildungsromans Theater New York (State) New York Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction Junior high schools Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Audiobooks
Topical Term: Schools
Families
Bildungsromans
Theater
Friendship
Junior high schools
Publisher No: YA 1763A Random House/Listening Library
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As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspirati... Read More »


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Mar 23, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very similar to Wednesday Wars even down to the therapeutic nature of the theater. I fancy the redeeming qualities of the bully turned good guy as well as the veteran brother and eventually the father. Okay for Now is a really well done feel good story.

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May 07, 2014
  • Kensington_SR rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Puppet Interviews Gary Schmidt

Earl E. Literacy, Spokepuppet of the Salt Lake City Public Library, interviews young adult author Gary Schmidt about his books, how he started to read and write, and tips for kids on how to write.

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