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Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah…

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

by Jonah Winter

Other authors: Red Nose Studio (Illustrator)

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This incredible story, based on a event that happened in Islip, New York's Long Island, promotes awareness in children and adults of the importance of recycling. A barge loaded with garbage, begins a journey in search of a place where the rubbish can be accepted and damped. The loyal sailor transporting this, finally returns to where he started from, because no state accepted such an action to pollute their land. A contemporary realistic fiction with a deep message about recycling, and illustrated with fantastic pictures taken from the actual hand-built 3D characters and settings in clay and painted by Red Nose Studio.
  eearly15 | Apr 3, 2016 |
An amusing and accessible cautionary tale for kids that reinforces the ideas of reusing and recycling. Kids will pore over the details of the photo-illustrations with characters that look like marionette puppets. (Cap'm Duffy wearing the gas mask is particularly funny.) Will make a great read-aloud as well what with the outsized characters. ("Okay, okay," said Mr. Stroffolino. "Take da garbage back to Long Island. But I gotta coupla places you could try along da way.") Based on the true story of a Long Island garbage barge that couldn't find a place to dump the garbage, traveling down the coast and as far as Mexico before a judge decreed Long Island had to take it back. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
What a well-written, interesting (and true) story about a garbage barge who was refused a place to dump its outrageous about of garbage in 1987. Also, the artwork is really well done--fascinating and strange--but good.
  kather8 | Jun 7, 2015 |
This book is an informational book for children to help them understand where the trash goes after it is picked up from their house.
  sheanareed | May 22, 2015 |
I think garbage is an ever growing concern and this book makes an issue well known to children. The garbage finds itself on many harbors but being denied as nobody wants garbage so I think it makes people think about the daily uses of the items we use and quickly discard. Maybe a good read for consumerism or waste fullness an excellent book to get things started or to teach kids about the world we live in is precious.
  josephumana | Mar 15, 2015 |
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The art was fantastic, and the book reminded me about Balloons Over Broad Way, the Story of Tony Sarge. I also was in shock about the Garbage Barge and am going to look it up to read about the actual story which is somewhat amazing. We could use this book in how current events shape our times, what we write about. How current events shape ours stories like movies, books, articles, and the like. A lot of times, kids don't pay much attention to it.
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This New York Times Best Illustrated Book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say, “Pee-yew!” Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, and this hilarious book (subtly) drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences.

Before everyone recycled . . .
There was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it.
What did they do?
Enter the Garbage Barge!

Amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day, and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was created.
Here Comes the Garbage Barge was a New York Times Best Illustrated book of 2010, a Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. The Washington Post said, “Cautionary? Yes. Hilarious? You betcha!” and the New York Times Book Review raved, “[A] glorious visual treat.”

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In the spring of 1987, the town of Islip, New York, with no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loads it on a barge that sets out on a 162-day journey along the East Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Belize, and back again, in search of a place willing to accept and dispose of its very smelly cargo.… (more)

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