I love Patricia Polacco’s books. The illustrations are always beautiful and the stories inspiring and touching. This book is no exception.
The Junkyard Wonders is a wonderful and inspiring book based on a real-life event in author Patricia Polacco’s childhood.
Young Trisha moved from her old town so she could attend a new school and not be in the special class anymore. She is disappointed to find out that her new class is a special class, known as “The Junkyard.” Things begin to look up when Trisha meets her teacher, the wonderful Mrs. Peterson and her classmates who are a in fact, a brilliant group of students with their own unique talents. Trisha learns the true meaning of genius. Some might consider Trisha’s class to be a group of misfits, but truly they are a group of wonders. This is a wonderful tribute to teachers. It’s an inspiring read that just might put readers onto their own path to finding their inner genius.
Recommended for 3rd grade and up.
Mrs. Archer’s Rating: 5 of 5!