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Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

Junkyard Wonders (edition 2010)

by Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)

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Title:Junkyard Wonders
Authors:Patricia Polacco
Other authors:Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
Info:Philomel (2010), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:It's Ok to be Different, Friendship

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Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

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This is a charming tale about finding friendship in the most unlikely way. We learn of a new student who is trying to escape her old school after being different, to end up in the same circumstances of her new. Only this time, she finds herself in greatest of friendships. These students then band together to perform the schools greatest science project.

I think this book is great to use for all elementary students. It talks about being different and wanting to be accepted. It discusses how finding friendship int he most unlikely of places can change everything. It tells how important it is to never lose hope and how binding together you can find a home. it teaches students about loss and love. This book has so many great things to discuss!! ( )
  breksarah | Feb 26, 2014 |
Junkyard Wonders is a realistic fiction book based on Polacco's life. This book is about friendship and accepting everyone's differences. Really awesome book I would read to k-6th grade. ( )
  aloupe | Feb 26, 2014 |
It's great, I almost cried ... I didn't because I was at a public place - oh motherhood, the things you do! ( )
  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
"The Junkyard Wonders," is a sweet short story about acceptance of differences among children. The story tells about a young girl who has some form of a learning disability and is constantly placed in special classes as a result. She moves and changes schools and is once again place in a special class of students labeled, "The Junkyard Wonders." She is offended by the title until the teacher shows the class how to embrace their differences and accept themselves for who they are. ( )
  Jordanlaine | Jan 21, 2014 |
The book gives us a different view of children that are labeled with disabilities. Trisha, a young girl that is challenged in school finally thinks she can start a new. She moves to a new school, anticipating her new beginning. On her first day she realizes that she has been places in the Junkyard class.The children are lead by an inspiring teacher, Mrs Peterson that is determined to put the focus on their unique talent. In the end the children see themselves for the true geniuses they are. ( )
  maisano | Jan 16, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399250786, Hardcover)

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 Patricia Polacco?s childhood, this ode to teachers will inspire all readers to find their inner genius.

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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."

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