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Patricia Polacco

Autor(a) de Thank You, Mr. Falker

81+ Works 44,767 Membros 2,565 Reviews 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 de Patricia Polacco

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

Associated Works

Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 (1888) — Ilustrador, algumas edições1,445 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum




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 | outras 152 resenhas | 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 | outras 168 resenhas | 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 | outras 37 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
This a charming book about sibling rivalry and reconciliation. Visit Storyline Online to hear it read by Melissa Gilbert!
Chrissylou62 | outras 86 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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