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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.

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on April 12, 2012 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399257624
ISBN-13: 9780399257629
7 Book Reviews
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  • gold3nglare
    gold3nglareThursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:42 am33 stars
    An amazing story! Patricia Polacco could not read until she was in 5th grade. Reading was her one weakness. Kids made fun of her and teased her about it. Her teachers had to help her on every single word when they called on her to read aloud. But there was one teacher that believed in Patricia. Will Patricia ever learn to read? Find out by reading this book.
    • superturtle
      superturtleMonday, April 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm
      I wanted to read this book because, my love for this author (Patricia Polacco) is MAD. This book was amazing. It reminded me of the struggles I have at school! I recommend this book to every one 4 or 5+.
      • dragonjade
        dragonjadeMonday, June 8, 2015 at 2:36 pm55 stars
        It really made me feel like I wasn't alone because my school gives me extra help with learning how to read, but I don't get bullied by any of the boys at my school.
        • cierrae
          cierraeWednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:40 am
          this book is good
          • lwashington
            lwashingtonFriday, January 17, 2014 at 7:23 am44 stars
            this book is alright in my book!
            • ngiles2
              ngiles2Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:06 am55 stars
              I love this book because some times I feel like the main character.
              • riku
                rikuTuesday, April 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm55 stars
                OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE HOW AMAZING IT IS PLEASE READ THIS