When young Trisha finds out her class at the new school is known as "The Junkyard," she is devastated. She moved from her old town so she wouldn't be in a special class anymore! But then she meets her teacher, the quirky and invincible Mrs. Peterson, and her classmates, an oddly brilliant group of students each with his or her own unique talent. And it is here in The Junkyard that Trisha learns the true meaning of genius, and that this group of misfits are, in fact, wonders, all of them.
Based on a real-life event in beloved author Patricia Polacco's childhood, this touching ode to teachers will inspire all readers to find their inner genius.
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"Based on true events, this inspiring story celebrates the extraordinary influence a teacher can have on her students.... The touching story is accompanied by Polacco's trademark illustrations in which a motherly Mrs. Peterson presides over her busy classroom. The children's expressive faces convey their devotion to her and to each other." -- School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||6 - 10|
|Publication Date||Jul 8, 2010|