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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
Published on April 12, 2012 by Penguin Putnam Inc
4 Book Reviews
  • hukyfehu-160250579171
    hukyfehu-160250579171Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:30 am55 stars
    I think this book is so good. I really liked it because she couldn't read no one could figure out why some classmates teased her. One teacher found out about the kids teasing her ad now he is trying to teach her how to read. Will she be able to read you,r find out if you read it.
    • ami18
      ami18Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:33 pm55 stars
      Oh, so nice. My sister cried. Amazing book.
      • jazmine2008
        jazmine2008Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:17 am55 stars
        i absolutely love this book i love patricia polacco's books there all pretty amazing.
        • alphawolf13
          alphawolf13Friday, April 2, 2021 at 6:50 am55 starsFeatured
          I love this book! This is based on a true story about the author herself, Patricia Polacco. Trisha has trouble reading. She could not read until she was in 5th grade. All the kids made fun of her and teased her. When her teachers would call on her to read aloud, they would have to help her with every word. She was bullied. Every day. She started not believing herself. But one teacher named Mr. Falker believes in her. He helps her and encourages her to overcome her reading disability. He teaches her that she CAN overcome her disability. And Patricia Polacco will NEVER forget him. Enjoy reading, and have a great day! ~AlphaWolf13