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About the BookBased on a real-life event in Polacco's childhood, this ode to teachers--a perfect companion to "Thank You, Mr. Falker"--is sure to inspire all readers to find their inner genius. Full color.
Book SynopsisA heartwarming story of friendship and celebrating our differences--and the teachers who help us shine--from master storyteller Patricia Polacco, author of Thank You, Mr. Falker.
In this story based on the author-illustrator's own childhood, Patricia Polacco once again celebrates the power teachers have to help us discover the potential we each hold. Young Trisha is devastated when she finds out that her class at her new school is known as the junkyard. It is a special class, and she had moved from where she used to live so she wouldn't be in a special class anymore! But then she meets her teacher, the amazing Mrs. Peterson, and her classmates, an oddly brilliant group of misfit kids, whom the other kids in school call the junkyard kids. Much to her own surprise, it is here in the junkyard that Trisha discovers the true meaning of genius, and that this group of misfits are, in fact, Junkyard Wonders, each and every one of them.
About the AuthorPatricia Polacco is the beloved New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of more than sixty picture books, including Chicken Sunday, Pink and Say, and Thank You, Mr. Falker. She lives in Union City, Michigan, where she enjoys speaking to the myriad of children who come to visit her and the famous meteor, the object of one of Patricia's best-known stories. You can visit Patricia Polacco at PatriciaPolacco.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 11.3 Inches (H) x 8.84 Inches (W) x .41 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.06 Pounds
Suggested Age: 5-8 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Disabilities & Special Needs
Publisher: Philomel Books
Author: Patricia Polacco
Street Date: July 8, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-9857
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.41 inches length x 8.84 inches width x 11.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.06 pounds
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