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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.

Review

"Polacco''s tale is all the more heartfelt because of its personal nature. Young readers struggling with learning difficulties will identify with Trisha''s situation and find reassurance in her success." - Publishers Weekly

"Will encourage the child who feels like a failure and the teacher who cares." - Booklist

"Polacco shares a personal story with engaging results. This moving saga . . . makes an inspiring picture book." - School Library Journal

About the Author

"I was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1944. Soon after my birth I lived in Williamston, Michigan and then moved onto my grandparents farm in Union City, Michigan.

"I lived on the farm with my mom and Grandparents until 1949. That is when my Babushka (my grandmother) died and we prepared to move away from Michigan. I must say that living on that little farm with them was the most magical time of my life...and that my Babushka and other grandparents were some of the most inspirational people in my life.

"My parents were divorced when I was 3, and both my father and mother moved back into the homes of their parents. I spent the school year with my mother, and the summers with my dad. In both households I was the apple of my grandparents'' eyes! I would say that these relationships with my grandparents have most definitely influenced my life and my work. You probably have noticed that in almost every book that I write there is a very young person who is interacting with an elderly person. Personally, I feel that this is the most valuable experience of my life....having the wonder of knowing both children and elderly people.

"The respect that I learned as a very young person certainly carried over into my life in later years. I have always like hearing stories from these folks. My genuine curiosity for the wonder of living a very long life prepared me to accept the declining years of my own parents.

"To get back to the farm in Union City...this place was so magical to me that I have never forgotten it! This was the place where I heard such wonderful stories told...this was the place that a real meteor fell into our font yard...that very meteorite is now our family headstone in the graveyard here in Union City.

"Did I tell you that I now live in Union City? This is after living in Oakland, California for almost 37 years. But, you see, every year I''d come back to Michigan to see my Dad and family.

"Anyway...

"In 1949 we left the farm to move, first to Coral Gables, Florida. I lived there with my Mom and my brother, Richard, for almost 3 years. Then we moved to Oakland, California. I remained there for most of my young life on into my adulthood. We lived on Ocean View Drive in the Rockridge District. What I loved the most about this neighborhood is that all of my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas and religions as there are people on the planet. How lucky I was to know so many people that were so different and yet so much alike.

"It is on Ocean View that I met my best friend, Stewart Grinnell Washington. We are best friends to this day! He has a younger brother, Winston and three sisters; Jackie, Terry and Robin. When I was a student in elementary school I wasn''t a very good student. I had a terrible time with reading and math. As a matter of fact, I did not learn how to read until I was almost 14 years old. Can you imagine what it was like to see all my friends do so well in school and I wasn''t! I thought I was dumb. I didn''t like school because there was this boy that always teased me and made me feel even dumber. When I was fourteen, it was learned that I have a learning disability. It is called dyslexia. I felt trapped in a body that wouldn''t do what everybody else could do. That was when one of my hero''s, my teacher, found what was wrong with me and got me the help I needed to succeed in school. Of course, now that I am an adult, I realize that being learning disabled does not mean DUMB AT ALL! As a matter of fact, I have learned that being learning disabled only means that I cannot learn the way most of you do. As a matter of fact, most learning disabled children are actually GENIUSES! Once I learned how to read and caught up with the rest of my fellow students, I did very well.

"I went on to University, majored in Fine Art, then went on to do a graduate degree and even ended up with a Ph.D. in Art History. For a time I restored ancient pieces of art for museums. I eventually became the mother of two children, Steven and Traci, and devoted much of my days to their education and upbringing.

"I did not start writing children''s books until I was 41 years old. Mind you the "art" has always been there for me most of my life. Apparently one of the symptoms of my disability in academics is the ability of draw very, very well. So drawing, painting and sculpture has always been a part of my life even before I started illustrating my books. The books were quite a surprise, really. Mind you, I came from a family of incredible storytellers. My mother''s people were from the Ukraine and Russia...my father''s people were from Ireland. My extended family,(Stewart''s family) were from the bayous of Louisiana...also great story tellers. When you are raised on HEARING stories.....NOT SEEING THEM, you become very good at telling stories yourself. So at the age of 41 I started putting stories that I told down on paper and did drawings to help illustrate them...I guess the rest is history.

"I have enjoyed a wonderful career of writing books for children . Who could have guessed that little girl that was having such a tough time in school would end up an illustrator and author. Children and adults alike ask me where I get my ideas...I get them from the same place that you do....MY IMAGINATION... I would guess the reason my imagination is so fertile is because I came from storytelling and, WE DID NOT OWN A T.V.!!!!!!!!! You see, when one is a writer, actor, dancer, musician; a creator of any kind, he or she does these things because they listen to that "voice" inside of them. All of us have that "voice". It is where all inspired thoughts come from....but when you have electronic screens in front, of you, speaking that voice for you... it DROWNS OUT THE VOICE! When I talk to children and aspiring writers, I always ask them to listen to the voice, turn off the T.V. and

"LISTEN...LISTEN...LISTEN.

"Now that I have moved back to Union City I am intending to open my house and community and invite people to come there to take part in writing seminars, story telling festivals, literature conferences and various events that celebrate children''s literature."

Born Patricia Ann Barber in Lansing, Michigan, to parents of Russian and Ukrainian descent on one side and Irish on the other, Patricia Polacco grew up in both California and Michigan. Her school year was spent in Oakland, California, and summers in her beloved Michigan. She describes her family members as marvelous storytellers. "My fondest memories are of sitting around a stove or open fire, eating apples and popping corn while listening to the old ones tell glorious stories about their homeland and the past. We are tenacious traditionalists and sentimentalists.... With each retelling our stories gain a little more Umph!"

Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Patricia Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding. She is also deeply involved in inner-city projects here in the U.S. that promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and encourage art and literacy programs.

The mother of a grown son and a daughter, Patricia Polacco currently resides in Michigan, where she has a glorious old farm that was built during the time of Lincoln.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
"I was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1944. Soon after my birth I lived in Williamston, Michigan and then moved onto my grandparents farm in Union City, Michigan.

"I lived on the farm with my mom and Grandparents until 1949. That is when my Babushka (my grandmother) died and we prepared to move away from Michigan. I must say that living on that little farm with them was the most magical time of my life...and that my Babushka and other grandparents were some of the most inspirational people in my life.

"My parents were divorced when I was 3, and both my father and mother moved back into the homes of their parents. I spent the school year with my mother, and the summers with my dad. In both households I was the apple of my grandparents'' eyes! I would say that these relationships with my grandparents have most definitely influenced my life and my work. You probably have noticed that in almost every book that I write there is a very young person who is interacting with an elderly person. Personally, I feel that this is the most valuable experience of my life....having the wonder of knowing both children and elderly people.

"The respect that I learned as a very young person certainly carried over into my life in later years. I have always like hearing stories from these folks. My genuine curiosity for the wonder of living a very long life prepared me to accept the declining years of my own parents.

"To get back to the farm in Union City...this place was so magical to me that I have never forgotten it! This was the place where I heard such wonderful stories told...this was the place that a real meteor fell into our font yard...that very meteorite is now our family headstone in the graveyard here in Union City.

"Did I tell you that I now live in Union City? This is after living in Oakland, California for almost 37 years. But, you see, every year I''d come back to Michigan to see my Dad and family.

"Anyway...

"In 1949 we left the farm to move, first to Coral Gables, Florida. I lived there with my Mom and my brother, Richard, for almost 3 years. Then we moved to Oakland, California. I remained there for most of my young life on into my adulthood. We lived on Ocean View Drive in the Rockridge District. What I loved the most about this neighborhood is that all of my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas and religions as there are people on the planet. How lucky I was to know so many people that were so different and yet so much alike.

"It is on Ocean View that I met my best friend, Stewart Grinnell Washington. We are best friends to this day! He has a younger brother, Winston and three sisters; Jackie, Terry and Robin. When I was a student in elementary school I wasn''t a very good student. I had a terrible time with reading and math. As a matter of fact, I did not learn how to read until I was almost 14 years old. Can you imagine what it was like to see all my friends do so well in school and I wasn''t! I thought I was dumb. I didn''t like school because there was this boy that always teased me and made me feel even dumber. When I was fourteen, it was learned that I have a learning disability. It is called dyslexia. I felt trapped in a body that wouldn''t do what everybody else could do. That was when one of my hero''s, my teacher, found what was wrong with me and got me the help I needed to succeed in school. Of course, now that I am an adult, I realize that being learning disabled does not mean DUMB AT ALL! As a matter of fact, I have learned that being learning disabled only means that I cannot learn the way most of you do. As a matter of fact, most learning disabled children are actually GENIUSES! Once I learned how to read and caught up with the rest of my fellow students, I did very well.

"I went on to University, majored in Fine Art, then went on to do a graduate degree and even ended up with a Ph.D. in Art History. For a time I restored ancient pieces of art for museums. I eventually became the mother of two children, Steven and Traci, and devoted much of my days to their education and upbringing.

"I did not start writing children''s books until I was 41 years old. Mind you the "art" has always been there for me most of my life. Apparently one of the symptoms of my disability in academics is the ability of draw very, very well. So drawing, painting and sculpture has always been a part of my life even before I started illustrating my books. The books were quite a surprise, really. Mind you, I came from a family of incredible storytellers. My mother''s people were from the Ukraine and Russia...my father''s people were from Ireland. My extended family,(Stewart''s family) were from the bayous of Louisiana...also great story tellers. When you are raised on HEARING stories.....NOT SEEING THEM, you become very good at telling stories yourself. So at the age of 41 I started putting stories that I told down on paper and did drawings to help illustrate them...I guess the rest is history.

"I have enjoyed a wonderful career of writing books for children . Who could have guessed that little girl that was having such a tough time in school would end up an illustrator and author. Children and adults alike ask me where I get my ideas...I get them from the same place that you do....MY IMAGINATION... I would guess the reason my imagination is so fertile is because I came from storytelling and, WE DID NOT OWN A T.V.!!!!!!!!! You see, when one is a writer, actor, dancer, musician; a creator of any kind, he or she does these things because they listen to that "voice" inside of them. All of us have that "voice". It is where all inspired thoughts come from....but when you have electronic screens in front, of you, speaking that voice for you... it DROWNS OUT THE VOICE! When I talk to children and aspiring writers, I always ask them to listen to the voice, turn off the T.V. and

"LISTEN...LISTEN...LISTEN.

"Now that I have moved back to Union City I am intending to open my house and community and invite people to come there to take part in writing seminars, story telling festivals, literature conferences and various events that celebrate children''s literature."

Born Patricia Ann Barber in Lansing, Michigan, to parents of Russian and Ukrainian descent on one side and Irish on the other, Patricia Polacco grew up in both California and Michigan. Her school year was spent in Oakland, California, and summers in her beloved Michigan. She describes her family members as marvelous storytellers. "My fondest memories are of sitting around a stove or open fire, eating apples and popping corn while listening to the old ones tell glorious stories about their homeland and the past. We are tenacious traditionalists and sentimentalists.... With each retelling our stories gain a little more Umph!"

Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Patricia Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding. She is also deeply involved in inner-city projects here in the U.S. that promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and encourage art and literacy programs.

The mother of a grown son and a daughter, Patricia Polacco currently resides in Michigan, where she has a glorious old farm that was built during the time of Lincoln.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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Nanabug
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Excellent! Every classroom or grandma needs this book!
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
Every teacher should share this book! The story is so heartwarming! This book should definitely be shared with every class! Not everyone can read easily....so many kids struggle to learn, but are bullied by others and called dumb or stupid. Having a grandchild who... See more
Every teacher should share this book! The story is so heartwarming! This book should definitely be shared with every class!
Not everyone can read easily....so many kids struggle to learn, but are bullied by others and called dumb or stupid. Having a grandchild who struggled to read, this book touched my soul and heart. Mr. Falker is a patient and understanding teacher, who made a young girl who struggled to learn feel capable. We need more Mr. Falkers in the classroom! Excellent book to share with everyone! Five Star rated!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Can one man make a difference just doing his "job"???
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2016
I am collecting Patricia Polacco books for my children. We received our first, "bun bun button" in the mail through a program called Books from Birth that is sponsored by Dolly Parton. Children who are signed up at birth for this free program receive one book per... See more
I am collecting Patricia Polacco books for my children. We received our first, "bun bun button" in the mail through a program called Books from Birth that is sponsored by Dolly Parton. Children who are signed up at birth for this free program receive one book per month till they are five years and go to school. (Excellent Charity but that''s another review) This is her story. It is amazing to think that something as ordinary as a day at school and as simple as a teacher who tries can change the life of one person. And that this one person can in turn change the life of millions of people through her writing. Had he not cared, and she never learned, my children and I would have never sat down and read this amazing stories that are told through her children''s books. Our lives are fuller because of her. Her life is fuller because of him. (Mr. Falker) One kind act or one caring heart, can make a difference......this is a tribute to that truth. It is an excellent book. All of hers are. Patricia Polacco never fails to touch the heart.
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Childhood memories
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2020
I absolutely love this book when I was a kid it was read to me and it taught me a very important lesson and I choose to teach this lesson with all my other children great book about how not to bully or judge people because they are different we’re having difficulties in... See more
I absolutely love this book when I was a kid it was read to me and it taught me a very important lesson and I choose to teach this lesson with all my other children great book about how not to bully or judge people because they are different we’re having difficulties in school if not to help them so they can succeed.
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Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017
As a teacher, I found this book to be uplifting and delightful. Anonymous instructions I''ve written just inside, tell teachers to write a note to another teacher telling what they do that is inspiring, with no need to sign their name, tuck it in the book, and pass it... See more
As a teacher, I found this book to be uplifting and delightful. Anonymous instructions I''ve written just inside, tell teachers to write a note to another teacher telling what they do that is inspiring, with no need to sign their name, tuck it in the book, and pass it along. Hopefully, here at the end of a long school year, these notes will make many teachers feel that they''re special.
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Mr. Falker is no. 1 in my book of favorites
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2021
I’ve purchased multiple copies of this book over the years for many of my students students!
I Love all Patricia Polacco’s books! She’s my all time favorite children’s author of read aloud books! Thank you Mr. Falker is no. 1 in my classroom library!
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Truely wonderful book
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2015
Having a child with a reading disability like dyslexia, I knew I wanted find books to open up dialogue between us. Help her tap into her feelings and see the positives about her reading disability. This book was wonderful. I was sad and happy. By the end both my daughter... See more
Having a child with a reading disability like dyslexia, I knew I wanted find books to open up dialogue between us. Help her tap into her feelings and see the positives about her reading disability. This book was wonderful. I was sad and happy. By the end both my daughter and I were crying. It helped us to talk about her feelings and struggles at school. I admire the author for sharing her personal journey with the world. She helped a little girl not feel alone. I wish all teachers had this in their classroom.
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Great storie
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I bought this book in preparation of next school year. The book arrived in wonderful condition. The story is wonderful. If you have not read it I HIGHLY recommend it!
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Loved the word pictures
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
Great book for children and those of us who love children''s books. We need more children''s books with adjectives that draw kids in.
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A great conversation starter with children
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2015
I read this to my daughter and it opened up a conversation she had never let me talk to her before about. We had a good cry and we now are building her confidence
I read this to my daughter and it opened up a conversation she had never let me talk to her before about. We had a good cry and we now are building her confidence
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Genial título.
Reviewed in Spain on June 25, 2017
Me encanta este libro, tanto, tanto, lo he leído 3 veces ya, ene cuanto al libro en sí, es de tapa blanda.
Me encanta este libro, tanto, tanto, lo he leído 3 veces ya, ene cuanto al libro en sí, es de tapa blanda.
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Erziehung durch Beispiel.
Reviewed in Germany on October 2, 2020
Wie viele Bücher von Patricia Polacco Kindern und Eltern geschenkt.Die Bücher sind sensibel gezeichnet und beschreiben das Miteinanderleben der verschiedensten Nationen und Altersgruppen.- Ich bin froh,die Schriftstellerin gefunden zu haben.
Wie viele Bücher von Patricia Polacco Kindern und Eltern geschenkt.Die Bücher sind sensibel gezeichnet und beschreiben das Miteinanderleben der verschiedensten Nationen und Altersgruppen.- Ich bin froh,die Schriftstellerin gefunden zu haben.
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