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The Art of Miss Chew

Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
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After spending the summer with her artist grandmother, Trisha knows she wants to be an artist, too. She’s thrilled when her sketches get her into Miss Chew’s special art class at the high school. A substitute teacher tells her she’s wasting time on art when she should be studying – but fortunately, this is one battle that Miss Chew and Trisha are up for!

This true story shows just how important a teacher can be in a child’s life – and celebrates the power of art itself.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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6.0 / 7.0

This is a beautiful portrayal of several phenomenal teachers (contrasted with one not so amazing substitute) and the powerful impact they made in one little girl’s life. Patricia Polacco’s signature illustration style vividly tells this emotional story based on her own childhood and her own start as an artist. I love the personal attention and care both Mr. Donovan and Miss Chew give her in helping her overcome her struggles with reading and also excel at her passion—art.

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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5.5 / 7.0

I was touched by this inspiring story of a couple of teachers who took special interest in a student. They noticed her challenges, went out of their way to help, came to her aid and defense, and changed her life. It’s tender to see the struggling student discover her strengths and develop her talent and confidence. As with most Patricia Polacco stories it is on the long end of picture books, but it’s worth the read!

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Who Wrote The Art of Miss Chew

author & illustrator
Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, and Sticks and Stones. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399257032
Publication Date:
January 1, 2012
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2011024637
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399257039
Lexile:
630L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
150083
ATOS Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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