Children's Lady Borton Junk Pile

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Junk Pile

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Jamie finds everything she could ever want in her father's junkyard, except for a real friend, and sets out to create one for herself, but in doing so, Jamie becomes acquainted with the new boy in town and finds a true friend in him.

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Lady Borton lives on a farm in Millfield, Ohio, in the heart of Appalachia. Her daily experiences there provide constant inspiration for her writing. Junk Pile!, in fact, is based loosely on her neighbor's family and Lady's own flighty dog, Wing.
Lady grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended Mount Holyoke College, where she received a degree in mathematics. When she isn't writing, Lady may be found driving a school bus for children and adults with mental retardation. copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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PreSchool-Grade 2. A quiet but effective story about a little girl who stutters. Jamie is too young for school and too shy to speak because of her stutter, so she takes refuge in her Papa's junkyard, helping him, singing silly songs, and using her imagination to fill her world with magic. As she waits for her wheelchair-bound brother to come home from school, she drives her magic bus and makes flowers from hubcaps. The new boy in town, Robert, taunts her, calling her "Junk Pile." But Jamie is calm and steady. One day she provides just the right part to fix the school bus. Then, slowly, she works to win Robert over, dropping gifts in his yard?braided fan belts, clamps hooked into a chain, a fuel pump. Robert finally shows up one day with a dog fashioned out of Jamie's gifts. Told with a minimum of words that effectively portray the characters and illustrated with fragile, delicately drawn figures, the book's bibliotherapeutic message is understated but firmly interwoven into the tale. Root's realistic watercolors, outlined in black ink, are a combination of full-page scenes and smaller vignettes. The illustrations, filled with car parts, a trailer, and dirt roads, firmly place the story in its rural setting.?Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY
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