Thank You, Mr. Falker

Front Cover
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
105 Reviews
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!

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
91
4 stars
13
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - slee74 - LibraryThing

I loved this book. I felt that the things that really made this book great was the use of language and the characters. While reading this book, the language used was very descriptive and captivating ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ccampeaux - LibraryThing

This book is about a young girl named Trisha that has trouble reading. Once she gets to 5th grade, her teacher sees how artistic she is and helps her use her ability to overcome her dyslexia. Read full review

All 9 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2012)

Patricia Polacco (www.patriciapolacco.com) 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.

Bibliographic information