The Dumpster Diver

The Dumpster Diver

By Janet S. Wong; David Roberts (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763623807, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2007

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 the Author
JANET S. WONG is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young readers. Her picture books include Apple Pie Fourth of July, Hide and Seek, and Buzz, all illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and The Trip Back Home, illustrated by Bo Jia. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

David D. Roberts received his Ph.D. in modern European history at the University of California-Berkeley and in 1988 became professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. In addition to numerous articles and reviews, he has published such books as "The Syndicalist Tradition andItalian Fascism, Benedetto Croce and the Uses of Historicism, " and "Nothing but History: Reconstruction and Extremity after Metaphysics."