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Patricia Polacco

Auteur de Thank You, Mr. Falker

84+ oeuvres 45,923 utilisateurs 2,570 critiques 30 Favoris

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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, afficher plus 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) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998) 3,697 exemplaires, 429 critiques
Thunder Cake (1990) 3,041 exemplaires, 110 critiques
The Keeping Quilt (1988) 2,840 exemplaires, 169 critiques
Pink and Say (1994) 2,807 exemplaires, 184 critiques
Chicken Sunday (1992) 2,775 exemplaires, 98 critiques
Mrs. Katz and Tush (1992) 1,835 exemplaires, 46 critiques
The bee tree (1993) 1,554 exemplaires, 36 critiques
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (1994) 1,523 exemplaires, 87 critiques
Babushka's Doll (1990) 1,523 exemplaires, 54 critiques
Rechenka's Eggs (1988) 1,425 exemplaires, 21 critiques
The Junkyard Wonders (2010) 1,332 exemplaires, 154 critiques
Just Plain Fancy (1990) 1,303 exemplaires, 35 critiques
Mr. Lincoln's Way (2001) 1,280 exemplaires, 86 critiques
The Butterfly (2000) 1,277 exemplaires, 89 critiques
John Philip Duck (2004) 835 exemplaires, 24 critiques
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (1996) 786 exemplaires, 16 critiques
Emma Kate (2005) 779 exemplaires, 38 critiques
Christmas Tapestry (2002) 759 exemplaires, 6 critiques
For the Love of Autumn (2008) 733 exemplaires, 20 critiques
Babushka Baba Yaga (1993) 692 exemplaires, 22 critiques
Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair (1996) 657 exemplaires, 28 critiques
When Lightning Comes in a Jar (2002) 617 exemplaires, 29 critiques
An Orange for Frankie (2004) 598 exemplaires, 19 critiques
Mrs. Mack (1998) 545 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Some Birthday! (1991) 490 exemplaires, 24 critiques
In Our Mothers' House (1967) 487 exemplaires, 67 critiques
Meteor! (1987) 469 exemplaires, 17 critiques
The Graves Family (2003) 448 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Welcome Comfort (1999) 427 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Betty Doll (2001) 406 exemplaires, 17 critiques
My Ol' Man (1995) 388 exemplaires, 10 critiques
The Lemonade Club (2007) 354 exemplaires, 40 critiques
Fiona's Lace (2014) 331 exemplaires, 26 critiques
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow (1992) 331 exemplaires, 14 critiques
G is for Goat (2003) 311 exemplaires, 23 critiques
Luba and the Wren (1999) 301 exemplaires, 15 critiques
Tikvah Means Hope (1994) 287 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Appelemando's Dreams (1991) 287 exemplaires, 14 critiques
I Can Hear the Sun (1996) 275 exemplaires, 10 critiques
An A From Miss Keller (2015) 270 exemplaires, 15 critiques
The Art of Miss Chew (2012) 262 exemplaires, 54 critiques
Bully (2012) 249 exemplaires, 24 critiques
The Blessing Cup (2013) 247 exemplaires, 24 critiques
January's Sparrow (2009) 245 exemplaires, 25 critiques
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln (2011) 232 exemplaires, 15 critiques
Mommies Say Shhh (2005) 229 exemplaires, 26 critiques
Clara and Davie (2014) 225 exemplaires, 15 critiques
Bun Bun Button (2011) 224 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Something About Hensley's (2006) 216 exemplaires, 26 critiques
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare (2005) 216 exemplaires, 32 critiques
The Graves Family Goes Camping (2005) 205 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Babushka's Mother Goose (1995) 198 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Uncle Vova's Tree (1989) 192 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Oh, Look! (2004) 188 exemplaires, 29 critiques
Someone for Mr. Sussmann (2008) 187 exemplaires, 24 critiques
Ginger and Petunia (2007) 182 exemplaires, 16 critiques
Tucky Jo and Little Heart (2015) 175 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Gifts of the Heart (2013) 156 exemplaires, 8 critiques
In Enzo's Splendid Garden (1997) 143 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Firetalking (1994) 136 exemplaires, 14 critiques
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece (2014) 124 exemplaires, 15 critiques
The Mermaid's Purse (2016) 103 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Holes in the Sky (2018) 77 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom (1988) 77 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Remembering Vera (2017) 74 exemplaires, 4 critiques
The Bravest Man in the World (2019) 64 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Because of Thursday (2016) 63 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Palace of Books (2023) 50 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Sticks and Stones (2020) 45 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Still Firetalking (2014) 26 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Go Ask Ozzie: A Rotten Richie Story (2021) 13 exemplaires, 1 critique
Patricia Polacco: Dream Keeper (1990) 4 exemplaires
Gracias, Sr. Falker 1 exemplaire, 1 critique
Frau Katz und Tuches (1998) 1 exemplaire

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Independent Reading Level: Grades 1-4
 
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SEldridge | 97 autres critiques | Apr 30, 2024 |
Lyla makes a friend on her first day of school, but when she joins the cheerleading team and a group of popular girls invites her to join them, her friend is left behind. she recognizes that those girls are bullies and decides to stop hanging out with them. But those girls do not take it so well.
 
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Airyel_Flock | 23 autres critiques | Apr 29, 2024 |
This would be a good book for intermediate readers
This book is about an array of different students with a mix of different disabilities and home experiences
This would be a good read aloud book to spark up conversation, but should be read at older grade levels as there are heavy topics within the story.
 
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aclapp | 153 autres critiques | Apr 24, 2024 |
"The Graves Family" introduces readers to a unique and eccentric family who loves everything spooky and supernatural. The Graves family lives in a peculiar house filled with bats, spiders, and even a pet alligator. They celebrate Halloween every day, delighting in frights and scares. The book's themes of embracing differences and finding common ground can spark discussions about diversity, inclusion, and the importance of respecting others' unique identities and interests. This book would be best suited for 2nd-4th graders to start learning about inclusivity.… (plus d'informations)
 
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Œuvres
84
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Membres
45,923
Popularité
#350
Évaluation
½ 4.3
Critiques
2,570
ISBN
482
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7
Favoris
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