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Publisher Comments:

After spending the summer with her artist grandmother, Trisha knows she wants to be an artist, too. She's thrilled when her sketches get her into Miss Chew's special art class at the high school. A substitute teacher tells her she's wasting time on art when she should be studying - but fortunately, this is one battle that Miss Chew and Trisha are up for!

This true story shows just how important a teacher can be in a child's life - and celebrates the power of art itself.

Review:

"As she did in Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Junkyard Wonders, Polacco pays homage to an influential teacher from her childhood — in this case, two of them. Trisha's homeroom teacher, Mr. Donovan, who has 'a laugh that sounded like bells ringing,' realizes that Trisha needs extra time to finish (and thereby pass) tests. He also recognizes her artistic talent and arranges for Trisha to join Miss Chew's high school art class. The girl immediately feels at home under the tutelage of Miss Chew, who is of Chinese descent and whose grace and warmth emanate from Polacco's vibrant portraits (Miss Chew is often seen in brightly patterned dresses and paint-spattered smocks, arms spread wide). Emotionally and artistically, Trisha connects with the woman, who emphasizes the need 'to see' rather than merely look at one's subject; Miss Chew also pinpoints the cause of Trisha's reading troubles, though a one-note villain of a substitute teacher threatens Trisha's progress. The joy of artistic creation and the value of teachers who are willing to look outside the box come through clearly in the first-person narrative and Polacco's fluid illustrations. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Patricia Polacco (www.patriciapolacco.com) is the prolific author and illustrator of over fifty picture books, including New York Times bestseller The Junkyard Wonders. An energetic and enthusiastic public speaker, she visits over 100 classrooms every year. She lives in Union City, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399257032
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Children s-Reference Careers
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.26 x 8.95 x 0.47 in 1.14 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As she did in Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Junkyard Wonders, Polacco pays homage to an influential teacher from her childhood — in this case, two of them. Trisha's homeroom teacher, Mr. Donovan, who has 'a laugh that sounded like bells ringing,' realizes that Trisha needs extra time to finish (and thereby pass) tests. He also recognizes her artistic talent and arranges for Trisha to join Miss Chew's high school art class. The girl immediately feels at home under the tutelage of Miss Chew, who is of Chinese descent and whose grace and warmth emanate from Polacco's vibrant portraits (Miss Chew is often seen in brightly patterned dresses and paint-spattered smocks, arms spread wide). Emotionally and artistically, Trisha connects with the woman, who emphasizes the need 'to see' rather than merely look at one's subject; Miss Chew also pinpoints the cause of Trisha's reading troubles, though a one-note villain of a substitute teacher threatens Trisha's progress. The joy of artistic creation and the value of teachers who are willing to look outside the box come through clearly in the first-person narrative and Polacco's fluid illustrations. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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