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The Junkyard Wonders (2010)

by Patricia Polacco(Favorite Author)
4.52 of 5 Votes: 5
0399250786 (ISBN13: 9780399250781)
review 1: This book seemed a little too wordy for a children's picture book. The story of this book is so amazing about how a teacher for special education made the children in her class feel like they can accomplish anything they can set their minds too. This was considered a realistic fiction book because at the end of the book the author stated that she was part of this amazing class of successful people.
review 2: As always, beautifully rendered artwork done by Patricia Polacco! I would adore her books for the artwork alone, but thankfully she tells a great story too!"Junkyard Wonders" is a sequel to "Thank You, Mr. Falker" which tells the semi-autobiographical story of Patricia's own struggle with learning to read. After years of being in "special" classes, and ev
... moreeryone knowing it, Trisha wants to live with her dad for a year and go to a school where people don't know that she used to be "dumb." But, on her first day of school Trisha learns she is in a class full of kids who are different, known as the junkyard. Soon, however, Trisha makes best friends and learns the power that comes to students from a teacher who really and truly believes in them. Mrs. Peterson teaches her students, and the reader, that all children, no matter their differences, have potential to become whatever they want to be. And her classroom full of "junkyard wonders" certainly prove that. less
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I read this to my class and they all loved it. A great message for kids!
This is a must read for anyone, I absolutely adore this book.
Amazing autobiographical account of the author's life.
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