Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

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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.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375952180
Branch Call Number: F WIN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Red Nose Studio
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 135017.
Call Number: F WIN


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Apr 24, 2014

Believe it or not, the pictures in this book are absolutely stunning. Red Nose Studio makes and photographs clay figurines for magazines and stop motion films. Every page in this book is a miniaturized set, recycled from all sorts of junk. Plastic bags, broken toys, and old clothing are all transformed into art. The human characters have a wonderfully askew look, and the fact that the studio set up and photographed every shot makes it look like the entire page is about to spring to life. You can almost smell the trash!

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May 23, 2011

Great illustration (claymation) and a super book to start thinking about where garbage comes from and what we do with it.

jazs Jan 18, 2011

NY Times 10 best illustrated books for 2010


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