The Dump Man's Treasures

The Dump Man's Treasures

By Lynn Plourde; Mary Beth Owens (Illustrator)

Down East Books, Hardcover, 9780892727254, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2008

Mr. Pottle, who oversees the town dump, cannot bear to destroy books, so he recycles them for the community to enjoy. However, the community soon discovers the book-loving dump man cannot read. A town full of willing tutors then teaches Mr. Pottle to read so he can fully enjoy his treasures. Full color.

About the Author

Mary Beth Owens is the author/illustrator of several picture books for children, among them the Tilbury House title Remember Me: Tomah Joseph's Gift to Franklin Roosevelt. Her books also include Panda Whispers and Counting Cranes. She has a passion for studying and illustrating nature. She lives in Maine.