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    Thank You, Mr. Falker (Hardback) By (author) Patricia Polacco, Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

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    Short Description for Thank You, Mr. Falker Tricia struggles in elementary school because she has difficulty learning to read. Her classmates call her dumb, despite her many talents. Finally, in fifth grade, she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes her problem and helps her succeed. Although dyslexia is never mentioned in the book, this story will provide great reassurance to children who struggle to overcome learning disabilities.
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  • Patricia Polacco's bestselling book - with over 400,000 copies sold - "Thank You, Mr. Falker" celebrates what a good teacher can be. And now her heartwarming tribute to the teacher who changed her life is available in a special unjacketed mini edition that makes the perfect gift for both kids needing encouragement and the teachers who are their heroes. When Trisha starts school, she can't wait to learn how to read, but the letters just get jumbled up. She hates being different, and begins to believe her classmates when they call her a dummy. Then, in fifth grade, Mr. Falker changes everything. He sees through her sadness to the gifted artist she really is. And when he discovers that she can't read, he helps her prove to herself that she can - and will!