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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco
Published by Philomel
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5.88
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Goodreads Rating - 4.5 / 5.0
$14.99
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5-8
Target Age
40
Pages
Picture
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Publisher Summary

The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.

Patricia Polacco is now one of America’s most loved children’s book creators, but once upon a time, she was a little girl named Trisha starting school. Trisha could paint and draw beautifully, but when she looked at words on a page, all she could see was jumble. It took a very special teacher to recognize little Trisha’s dyslexia: Mr. Falker, who encouraged her to overcome her reading disability. Patricia Polacco will never forget him, and neither will we.

This inspiring story is available in a deluxe slipcased edition, complete with a personal letter to readers from Patricia Polacco herself. Thank You, Mr. Falker will make a beautiful gift for the special child who needs encouragement or any special teacher who has made a difference in the child’s life.

What Kind of Book is Thank You, Mr. Falker

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

Grammy
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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7.0

I am a huge fan of Patricia Polacco, so it is easy for me to enjoy this book. Like so many of her stories, it is both sad and joyful. The illustrations portray powerfully the ugliness of bullying and the devastating effect it can have on the victim. Sadly, most children these days have at least witnessed bullying and this story provides an opportunity to talk about why some children get targeted, how devastating it can be, and what one might do to help. It also teaches empathy for children who may specifically be dyslexic or have some other difficulties learning. Enter Mr. Falker, the elegant and charismatic teacher who doesn’t have favorites, encourages all his students, and comes to Trisha’s rescue. This book deals with some really difficult issues in a beautiful and realistic way. I hope every child at some point has a teacher like Mr. Falker.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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4.75

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0399257624
ISBN 13:
9780399257629
Publication Date:
April 1, 2012