Thank You, Mr. Falker

Title

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Illustrator

Patricia Polacco

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780399257629

Pages

40 pages

Genre

autobiography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD650L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Learning disability; dyslexia; child with dyslexia; reading disability

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

Awards

ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1999, Winner, Picture Book
Emphasis on Reading, 1999, Winner, Grades 3-5
Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2000, Winner, Primary
Parents' Choice Award, 1998, Gold, Story Book
Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2000, Winner
South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2001, Winner
Storytelling World Resource Award, 1999, Honor Book, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Ages 5 to 9
Children's Book Sense 76 Picks
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Dealing with Alienation, 2000
Los Angeles' 100 Best Books, 1998
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1999 Grades K-8
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999 Geography, People and Places
Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 1999 Age Less
School Stories: Selected K-12 Literature about the School Experience, 2014 Terrific Teachers
Teachers' Choices, 1999 Primary (K2, ages 58)

Keywords

teacher; elementary school; drawing; reading; learning; gratitude; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

Thank You, Mr. Falker

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