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
I love the pictures in this book. - Goodreads
I did not find her artwork very appealing for this boo - Goodreads
This book is a great example of having a strong plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

Young Trisha is quite the artist. She loves to paint and draw what she sees in her classroom and outside of the school yard but her teacher wants her to focus on reading and writing. Trisha is not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

it's a great book to read to kids who have problems reading. I think it was a great book about a teacher who helped out a student in need when she is feeling down. 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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