Thank You, Mr. Falker

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Thank You, Mr. Falker

By Patricia Polacco; Polacco

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399231667, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 1998

Description
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&150or any special teacher who has made a difference in the child's life.



About the Author
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", and "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother". She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

Patricia Polacco comes from a family of storytellers, poets, dirt 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 a writer of children's books. She now lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two children, and she is the present caretaker of the quilt.