Patricia Polacco

Autor von Thank You, Mr. Falker

78+ Werke 44,115 Mitglieder 2,545 Rezensionen Lieblingsautor von 29 Lesern

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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, mehr anzeigen 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) weniger anzeigen


Werke von Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998) 3,550 Exemplare
Thunder Cake (1990) 2,905 Exemplare
Pink and Say (1994) 2,778 Exemplare
The Keeping Quilt (1988) 2,739 Exemplare
Chicken Sunday (1992) 2,660 Exemplare
Mrs. Katz and Tush (1992) 1,768 Exemplare
The bee tree (1993) 1,483 Exemplare
Babushka's Doll (1990) 1,465 Exemplare
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (1994) 1,455 Exemplare
Rechenka's Eggs (1656) 1,352 Exemplare
The Junkyard Wonders (2010) 1,260 Exemplare
Just Plain Fancy (1990) 1,250 Exemplare
Mr. Lincoln's Way (2001) 1,233 Exemplare
The Butterfly (2000) 1,181 Exemplare
John Philip Duck (2004) 789 Exemplare
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (1996) 761 Exemplare
Emma Kate (2005) 747 Exemplare
Christmas Tapestry (2002) 725 Exemplare
For the Love of Autumn (2008) 706 Exemplare
Babushka Baba Yaga (1993) 666 Exemplare
When Lightning Comes in a Jar (2002) 600 Exemplare
An Orange for Frankie (2004) 568 Exemplare
Mrs. Mack (1998) 512 Exemplare
In Our Mothers' House (1967) 475 Exemplare
Some Birthday! (1991) 472 Exemplare
Meteor! (1987) 452 Exemplare
The Graves Family (2003) 434 Exemplare
Welcome Comfort (1999) 400 Exemplare
Betty Doll (2001) 382 Exemplare
My Ol' Man (1995) 375 Exemplare
The Lemonade Club (2007) 345 Exemplare
Fiona's Lace (2014) 319 Exemplare
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow (1992) 309 Exemplare
G is for Goat (2003) 299 Exemplare
Luba and the Wren (1999) 292 Exemplare
Appelemando's Dreams (1991) 279 Exemplare
Tikvah Means Hope (1615) 277 Exemplare
I Can Hear the Sun (1996) 266 Exemplare
The Art of Miss Chew (2012) 258 Exemplare
An A From Miss Keller (2015) 253 Exemplare
Bully (2012) 243 Exemplare
The Blessing Cup (2013) 242 Exemplare
January's Sparrow (2009) 241 Exemplare
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln (2011) 222 Exemplare
Clara and Davie (2014) 221 Exemplare
Mommies Say Shhh (2005) 220 Exemplare
Bun Bun Button (2011) 217 Exemplare
Something About Hensley's (2006) 213 Exemplare
The Graves Family Goes Camping (2005) 202 Exemplare
Uncle Vova's Tree (1989) 190 Exemplare
Babushka's Mother Goose (1995) 189 Exemplare
Oh, Look! (2004) 186 Exemplare
Someone for Mr. Sussmann (2008) 178 Exemplare
Ginger and Petunia (2007) 175 Exemplare
Tucky Jo and Little Heart (2015) 168 Exemplare
Gifts of the Heart (2013) 151 Exemplare
In Enzo's Splendid Garden (1997) 139 Exemplare
Firetalking (1994) 132 Exemplare
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece (2014) 121 Exemplare
The Mermaid's Purse (2016) 100 Exemplare
Holes in the Sky (2018) 73 Exemplare
Remembering Vera (2017) 70 Exemplare
The Bravest Man in the World (2019) 60 Exemplare
Because of Thursday (2016) 59 Exemplare
Sticks and Stones (2020) 44 Exemplare
Palace of Books (2023) 44 Exemplare
Still Firetalking (2014) 26 Exemplare
Patricia Polacco: Dream Keeper (1990) 4 Exemplare

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Patricia Polacco- making me cry yet again.

A good introduction to a complex and terrible subject. I agree with Sara Masarik who said that picture books are a good way to begin a difficult topic.

Heartbreaking and beautiful- this civil war story will stay with you.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 183 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 28, 2024 |
Many children are frightened by the noise of a storm. Here, a grandmother’s caring and her stories help a girl overcome her fear of thunderstorms. Expressive, informal illustrations are reminiscent of folk art, and complement the warm story.
daisycaudron | 109 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 28, 2024 |
This is a bit heavy handed but still very nice. Perhaps that is just Patricia Polacco’s style as she frequently makes me cry and here again I did cry.
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