The Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong

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One person’s trash is another persons’s treasure in this vivid picture-book ode to creative recycling — and to loyal friends.

Anyone can dive for treasure in the ocean, but Steve dives for it in his neighborhood dumpster! As he delves into the trash each weekend, Steve encourages his young neighbors (aka the Diving Team) to see the potential in what other people throw away. With a little bit of imagination, trash can be transformed into treasure — and as the Diving Team soon discovers, it might even help a friend in need.

About Janet S. Wong

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Janet S. Wong is the author of several books and poetry collections for children, including APPLE PIE FOURTH OF JULY, HIDE & SEEK, BUZZ, and THE RAINBOW HAND: POEMS ABOUT MOTHERS AND CHILDREN. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey. David Roberts is the author and illustrator of the Bertie books, as well as the illustrator of the Eddie Dickens trilogy by Philip Ardagh and of the Little Red books and RAPUNZEL: A GROOVY FAIRY TALE, all by Lynn Roberts. David Roberts lives in London.
Published February 13, 2007 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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(This is especially important when the roaches start flying!).” Having helped Steve turn an old blender into a lava lamp, revive a dead computer, create new vehicles from broken skis and skateboards and other ingenious feats of reclamation, his crew leaps into the breach when he himself is laid u...

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[…] Mark speaks with Janet Wong about the concept behind her book The Dumpster Diver, how she incorporates her own life in her books, and her participating in the meet the author series of books.

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