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
Almost full bleed illustrations. - Goodreads
I love the pictures in this book. - Goodreads
Autobiographal story with beautiful pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie Urton - Goodreads

SUMMARY: Trisha is starting school and is so excited to learn how to read! Unfortunately, her excitement turns to frustration as she finds that she in unable to understand the words on the page. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandy Falk - Goodreads

Summary: Little Trisha is so excited at the thought of learning how to read. However, she struggles when she finds that all the letters and numbers get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by ... Read full review

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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