The Junkyard Wonders

The Junkyard Wonders

Book - 2010
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Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780399250781
Call Number: jPS POLA
Characteristics: [48] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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When so-called "normal" kids refer to their class as "the junkyard," their teacher, Mrs. Parkinson, takes them to a junkyard and urges each student to find treasures and, using their imaginations, build something new and wonderful.

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May 11, 2014

Based on a real life event from Author's childhood . Young Trisha is in a special class and devastated . Her teacher shows them the wonder of what they can achieve . The Author's own struggle with dyslexia inspired this story . Another good book to read is THANKYOU MR FULKER

arm285 Jun 28, 2012

Very moving book, especially the author's note at the end. I love the biographical nature of Polacco's work. The genre can be termed bio-fic.


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