Thank You, Mr. Falker

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Patricia Polacco - Author

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ISBN 9780399231667 | 40 pages | 04 May 1998 | Philomel | 8.74 x 11.29in | 6 - 10 years
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Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read. But when she looks at a book, all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her ?dummy.? Only Mr. Falker, a stylish, fun-loving new teacher, recognizes Trisha?s incredible artistic ability?and her problem, and takes the time to lead her finally and happily to the magic of reading. This autobiographical story is close to author Patricia Polacco?s heart. It is her personal song of thanks to teachers like Mr. Falker, who quietly but surely change the lives of the children they teach. Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.
"Polacco's tale is all the more heartfelt because of its personal nature. Young readers struggling with learning difficulties will identify with Trisha's situation and find reassurance in her success." - Publishers Weekly

"Will encourage the child who feels like a failure and the teacher who cares." - Booklist

"Polacco shares a personal story with engaging results. This moving saga . . . makes an inspiring picture book." - School Library Journal

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