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The Junkyard Wonders

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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

About the Author:

Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Patricia Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding.

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 10
Author Patricia Polacco
Illustrator Patricia Polacco
ISBN 0399250786
Publication Date Jul 8, 2010
Publisher Philomel
Language English