All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff

By MCCARTHY, Meghan

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ISBN
9781481477529
Publisher
S. & S. Paula Wiseman Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2018  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—The year was 1987 and a ship full of trash was about to become famous. This is the engaging, humorous, and entirely true story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and its world-traveling adventure. When he discovered a New York landfill was almost full, Lowell Harrelson had a revolutionary idea. The owner of a waste management company wanted to take the trash to an alternate location and test a process that could create electricity from garbage. However, word leaked that an entire barge of trash was setting sai...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2018

McCarthy sets her historical scene ?with three iconic 1980s images: a "speedy white car," "boxy-looking computers," and "big hair," all depicted in McCarthy's caricature-ish bug-eyed illustrations. She then introduces the situation: in 1987 Lowell Harrelson, a visionary businessman, commissions ?a barge loaded with 3,186 tons of garbage to take off from New York, head for North...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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