Scrap City

Scrap City

Book - 2015
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Fifth-grader Jerome Barnes of Shoney Flats is exploring the town junkyard when he finds a strange mechanical robot-creature named Arkie who is made of a collection of spare parts, but seems remarkably alive--and when Arkie shows him the city that exists beneath the junkyard Jerome realizes that he must find a way to save his friend and the junkyard that the town wants removed.
Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, 2015.
ISBN: 9781623702977
Characteristics: 345 pages 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowater, Charlie - Illustrator


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Apr 01, 2018

One of the best kids books I've ever read.

Oct 01, 2016

An unique and creative story about junk literally coming to life. Cute. Themes of belonging and family. The girl is native American and barely a character. I really dont know why she's on the cover. But OMG the SIZE of the book! It reads fast but it is 350 pages and extremely thick. The story is interesting enough and moves at a good pace. So if they're not intimidated by the size, it should be easy to stick with it. My concern is that most won't even try it; despite the adorable cover.

Since both stories to me were pretty average on a similar topic: I would recommended "The Wild Robot" over this one. This book was good but not worth the size. The Wild Robot is simpler and has more heart


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