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More Yarn! Gary D. Schmidt: Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled (Part 2)

Yarn Schmidt Part 2

Last week I shared the first part of our interview with Gary D. Schmidt talking about Orbiting Jupiter. This week we have the conclusion. Hear Gary talk about:

  • his interpretation of the Orbiting Jupiter cover.
  • his love of the typewriter.
  • why Anita Silvey yelled at him.
  • his admiration for the writing bravery of Kate DiCamillo.

Orbiting Jupiter

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Travis,

    You really should have had Gary speak of some of his other covers! Nice job on this one too! I am meeting Gary for crumpets tomorrow afternoon. I will be sure to ask him about this.