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Patricia Polacco

Autor(a) de Thank You, Mr. Falker

81+ Works 44,767 Membros 2,565 Críticas 29 Favorited

About the Author

Patricia Polacco was born in Lansing, Michigan on July 11, 1944. She attended Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California before heading off to the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, then Laney Community College in Oakland. She then set off for Monash University, Mulgrave, mostrar mais Australia and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia where she received a Ph.D in Art History, Emphasis on Iconography. After college, she restored ancient pieces of art for museums. She didn't start writing children's books until she was 41 years old. She began writing down the stories that were in her head, and was then encouraged to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. There she learned how to put together a dummy and get a story into the form of a children's picture book. Her mother paid for a trip to New York, where the two visited 16 publishers in one week. She submitted everything she had to more than one house. By the time she returned home the following week, she had sold just about everything. Polacco has won the 1988 Sydney Taylor Book Award for The Keeping Quilt, and the 1989 International Reading Association Award for Rechenka's Eggs. She was inducted into the Author's Hall of Fame by the Santa Clara Reading Council in 1990, and received the Commonwealth Club of California's Recognition of Excellence that same year for Babushka's Doll, and again in 1992 for Chicken Sunday. She also won the Golden Kite Award for Illustration from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for Chicken Sunday in 1992, as well as the Boston Area Educators for Social Responsibility Children's Literature and Social Responsibility Award. In 1993, she won the Jane Adams Peace Assoc. and Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom Honor award for Mrs. Katz and Tush for its effective contribution to peace and social justice. She has won Parent's Choice Honors for Some Birthday in 1991, the video Dream Keeper in 1997 and Thank You Mr. Falker in 1998. In 1996, she won the Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children's Literature. Her titles The Art of Miss. Chew and The Blessing Cup made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998) 3,600 exemplares
Thunder Cake (1990) 2,948 exemplares
Pink and Say (1994) 2,791 exemplares
The Keeping Quilt (1988) 2,776 exemplares
Chicken Sunday (1992) 2,690 exemplares
Mrs. Katz and Tush (1992) 1,792 exemplares
The bee tree (1993) 1,514 exemplares
Babushka's Doll (1990) 1,489 exemplares
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (1994) 1,484 exemplares
Rechenka's Eggs (1656) 1,386 exemplares
The Junkyard Wonders (2010) 1,298 exemplares
Just Plain Fancy (1990) 1,267 exemplares
Mr. Lincoln's Way (2001) 1,246 exemplares
The Butterfly (2000) 1,222 exemplares
John Philip Duck (2004) 804 exemplares
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (1996) 770 exemplares
Emma Kate (2005) 763 exemplares
Christmas Tapestry (2002) 734 exemplares
For the Love of Autumn (2008) 717 exemplares
Babushka Baba Yaga (1993) 676 exemplares
When Lightning Comes in a Jar (2002) 603 exemplares
An Orange for Frankie (2004) 583 exemplares
Mrs. Mack (1998) 518 exemplares
Some Birthday! (1991) 482 exemplares
In Our Mothers' House (1967) 478 exemplares
Meteor! (1987) 458 exemplares
The Graves Family (2003) 437 exemplares
Welcome Comfort (1999) 409 exemplares
Betty Doll (2001) 388 exemplares
My Ol' Man (1995) 383 exemplares
The Lemonade Club (2007) 350 exemplares
Fiona's Lace (2014) 322 exemplares
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow (1992) 313 exemplares
G is for Goat (2003) 302 exemplares
Luba and the Wren (1999) 293 exemplares
Appelemando's Dreams (1991) 281 exemplares
Tikvah Means Hope (1615) 279 exemplares
I Can Hear the Sun (1996) 270 exemplares
The Art of Miss Chew (2012) 259 exemplares
An A From Miss Keller (2015) 259 exemplares
The Blessing Cup (2013) 245 exemplares
Bully (2012) 243 exemplares
January's Sparrow (2009) 241 exemplares
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln (2011) 226 exemplares
Clara and Davie (2014) 223 exemplares
Mommies Say Shhh (2005) 222 exemplares
Bun Bun Button (2011) 221 exemplares
Something About Hensley's (2006) 215 exemplares
The Graves Family Goes Camping (2005) 204 exemplares
Babushka's Mother Goose (1995) 195 exemplares
Uncle Vova's Tree (1989) 191 exemplares
Oh, Look! (2004) 188 exemplares
Someone for Mr. Sussmann (2008) 178 exemplares
Ginger and Petunia (2007) 177 exemplares
Tucky Jo and Little Heart (2015) 172 exemplares
Gifts of the Heart (2013) 151 exemplares
In Enzo's Splendid Garden (1997) 139 exemplares
Firetalking (1994) 134 exemplares
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece (2014) 123 exemplares
The Mermaid's Purse (2016) 100 exemplares
Holes in the Sky (2018) 75 exemplares
Remembering Vera (2017) 74 exemplares
Because of Thursday (2016) 60 exemplares
The Bravest Man in the World (2019) 60 exemplares
Palace of Books (2023) 48 exemplares
Sticks and Stones (2020) 44 exemplares
Still Firetalking (2014) 26 exemplares
Patricia Polacco: Dream Keeper (1990) 4 exemplares

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This book is a memoir about a girls experience in a special education class. The main character struggles as she is bullied in the beginning of the book, but find true friendship with her peers in the special education class. This book was incredibly touching and it would be very valuable in the classroom to teach kindness and friendship to students!
kaylee.dicey | 152 outras críticas | Apr 19, 2024 |
Reading this as a mother of young children and a granddaughter who recently lost her own grandmother, I was emotional thinking of the ways we carry the ones we love. What a beautiful sentiment to pass down a quilt that holds such immensely meaningful memories.
mrsandersonreads23 | 168 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
I'll admit, Polacco really can do no wrong in my book. I love the twist at the end - I was so thrown off the first time I read this. It's a whimsical story, paired with Polacco's classic art style. Perfection.
mrsandersonreads23 | 37 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
This a charming book about sibling rivalry and reconciliation. Visit Storyline Online to hear it read by Melissa Gilbert!
Chrissylou62 | 86 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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