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 6, 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.