Thank You, Mr. Falker

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Patricia Polacco's bestselling book - with over 400,000 copies sold - Thank You, Mr. Falker celebrates what a good teacher can be. And now her heartwarming tribute to the teacher who changed her life is available in a special unjacketed mini edition that makes the perfect gift for both kids needing encouragement and the teachers who are their heroes.

When Trisha starts school, she can't wait to learn how to read, but the letters just get jumbled up. She hates being different, and begins to believe her classmates when they call her a dummy. Then, in fifth grade, Mr. Falker changes everything. He sees through her sadness to the gifted artist she really is. And when he discovers that she can't read, he helps her prove to herself that she can - and will!

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The writing and illustrations are great. - Goodreads
The ending surprised me! - Goodreads
Great plot and story line. - Goodreads
Autobiographal story with beautiful pictures. - Goodreads
Almost full bleed illustrations. - Goodreads
I appreciated the writing and the illustrations though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shauna - Goodreads

I absolutely love this book. It is so beautifully written and it is a story that you will always remember. Patricia Polacco is a brilliant and endearing author. I currently own seven of her books and my children and I love each one of them. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

Thank you, Mr. Falker is an excellent book! I love the story of a teacher helping his student discover a learning disability. This could encourage a student who may have a learning disability. It could also teach other children not to tease students who have a hard time in school. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Patricia Polacco ( is the prolific author and illustrator of over fifty picture books, including New York Times bestseller The Junkyard Wonders. An energetic and enthusiastic public speaker, she visits over 100 classrooms every year. She lives in Union City, Michigan.

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