Results for: patricia polacco

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Book cover of A FROM MISS KELLER
A FROM MISS KELLER
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 2015

How did Patricia Polacco become a writer?   A perfect companion to the classic Thank You, Mr. Falker, The Art of Miss Chew, and Mr. Wayne’s M...

How did Patricia Polacco become a writer?   A perfect companion to the classic Thank You, Mr. Falker, The Art of Miss Chew, and Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece, this book celebrates a teacher who inspired a young Patricia Polacco to become the writer and storyteller she is today.   Trisha is nervous about being chosen for Miss Keller’s writing class. “Killer Keller” demands that her students dazzle her with their writing, and rumor has it that she has never given an A. The rumors turn out to be all too true—there’s just no pleasing Miss Keller. Then an unexpected loss leaves Trisha heartbroken. Thoughts of teachers and grades forgotten, she pours out her soul in a personal narrative. And when Miss Keller reads it, she tells Trisha, “You’ve given your words wings.”

  • ISBN
    9780399166914
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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ART OF MISS CHEW
By: patricia polacco | Published: April 2012

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...

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.

  • ISBN
    9780399257032
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of BABUSHKA BABA YAGA
BABUSHKA BABA YAGA
By: patricia polacco | Published: January 2002

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Thank You, Mr. Falker and Pink and Say. Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout...

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Thank You, Mr. Falker and Pink and Say. Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout Russia for eating children, but this Babushka Baba Yaga is a lonely old woman who just wants a grandchild--to love. "Kids will respond to the joyful story of the outsider who gets to join in, and Polacco's richly patterned paintings of Russian peasant life on the edge of the woods are full of light and color." -- Booklist "A warm, lively tale, neatly mixing new and old and illustrated with Polacco's usual energetic action, bright folk patterns, and affectionate characterizations." --Kirkus Reviews

  • ISBN
    9780698116337
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of BABUSHKA'S DOLL
BABUSHKA'S DOLL
By: patricia polacco | Published: August 1995

Natasha isn't really a bad girl, she just doesn't like to wait. She's quite a handful for Babushka, her grandmother. So Babushka lets her play, just o...

Natasha isn't really a bad girl, she just doesn't like to wait. She's quite a handful for Babushka, her grandmother. So Babushka lets her play, just once, with a very special doll that once belonged to her--and Natasha discovers just how difficult a demanding child can be! Full color

  • ISBN
    9780689802553
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - Europe
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Book cover of BLESSING CUP
BLESSING CUP
By: patricia polacco | Published: August 2013

“The skeins of faith and love that connect a family are all knit together in this powerful, accessible, and deeply affecting story. “ &mda...

“The skeins of faith and love that connect a family are all knit together in this powerful, accessible, and deeply affecting story. “ —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A New York Times bestseller A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic The Keeping Quilt. As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czar’s soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessions—their treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Anna’s parents, the tea set came with a wish that “Anyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor.” When Anna’s family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Anna’s family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea set—The Blessing Cup—became an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later. This tender tribute to the importance of loving lineage is a prequel and companion to the perennial bestseller The Keeping Quilt and is told and illustrated with authenticity and tremendous heart.

Theme: Jewish

  • ISBN
    9781442450479
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of BULLY
BULLY
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 2012

Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullying Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheer...

Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullying Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they're out for revenge. Patricia Polacco has taken up the cause against bullies ever since Thank You, Mr. Falker, and her passion shines through in this powerful story of a girl who stands up for a friend.

Theme: Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780399257049
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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BUN BUN BUTTON
By: patricia polacco | Published: October 2011

Paige Darling loves the stuffed rabbit her grandmother has made for her, but when she ties a helium-filled balloon to Bun Bun Button the toy gets loos...

Paige Darling loves the stuffed rabbit her grandmother has made for her, but when she ties a helium-filled balloon to Bun Bun Button the toy gets loose and goes floating away, and it may take some Darling luck to bring her home.

  • ISBN
    9780399254727
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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BUTTERFLY
By: patricia polacco | Published: February 2009

During the Nazi occupation of France, Monique's mother hides a Jewish family in her basement and tries to help them escape to freedom. Reprint. 20,000...

During the Nazi occupation of France, Monique's mother hides a Jewish family in her basement and tries to help them escape to freedom. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

  • ISBN
    9780142413067
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of BUTTERFLY
BUTTERFLY
By: patricia polacco | Published: January 2002

Since the Tall Boots--the Nazis--have marched into Monique's small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her. Until the night Monique enco...

Since the Tall Boots--the Nazis--have marched into Monique's small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her. Until the night Monique encounters "the little ghost" sitting at the end of her bed. When she turns out to be--not a ghost at all--but a young girl named Sevrine, who has been hiding from the Nazis in Monique's own basement, how could Monique not be surprised! Playing upstairs after dark, the two become friends until, in a terrifying moment, they are discovered, sending both of their families into a nighttime flight. In the tradition of Pink and Say, Patricia Polacco once again dips into her own family's history to reveal her Aunt Monique's true story of friendship from the French Resistance.

  • ISBN
    9780399231704
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of CHICKEN SUNDAY
CHICKEN SUNDAY
By: patricia polacco | Published: May 1992

To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.

  • ISBN
    9780399221330
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of CHRISTMAS TAPESTRY
CHRISTMAS TAPESTRY
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 2008

When a leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks Christmas Eve service will be ruined. Luckily he and...

When a leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks Christmas Eve service will be ruined. Luckily he and his father find a beautiful tapestry, perfect for covering the damaged wall and giving the church a festive look! But then, an old Jewish woman recognizes the beautiful cloth. Her discovery leads to a real miracle on Christmas Eve.

  • ISBN
    9780142411650
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Holiday
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Book cover of CLARA & DAVIE
CLARA & DAVIE
By: patricia polacco | Published: January 2014

The true story of young Clara Barton, the woman who founded the American Red Cross. Animals and flowers were Clara's best friends. She had a special...

The true story of young Clara Barton, the woman who founded the American Red Cross. Animals and flowers were Clara's best friends. She had a special way with critters and found joy in the beauty that sprang from the soil. But whenever Clara talked, her words didn't come out right. As hard as she tried, she could not get over her lisp. Clara's older brother Davie understood that his sister was gifted. When folks made fun of Clara's stilted words, Davie was always at her side reminding her that she had a talent for healing creatures. Davie told his sister, "Some day you are going to be a very great lady." And that's exactly what happened. Clara Barton became one of the most famous medical practitioners of all time, and founded the American Red Cross.

Theme: Stuttering

  • ISBN
    9780545354776
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of FIONA'S LACE
FIONA'S LACE
By: patricia polacco | Published: August 2014

An Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona’s talent for making one-of-a-kind lace in this heartwarming immigration story from the New...

An Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona’s talent for making one-of-a-kind lace in this heartwarming immigration story from the New York Times bestselling creator of The Keeping Quilt. Many years ago, times were hard in all of Ireland, so when passage to America becomes available, Fiona and her family travel to Chicago. They find work in domestic service to pay back their passage, and at night Fiona turns tangles of thread into a fine, glorious lace. Then when the family is separated, it is the lace that Fiona’s parents follow to find her and her sister and bring the family back together. And it is the lace that will always provide Fiona with memories of Ireland and of her mother’s words: “In your heart your true home resides, and it will always be with you as long as you remember those you love.” This generational story from the family of Patricia Polacco’s Irish father brims with the same warmth and heart as the classic The Keeping Quilt and The Blessing Cup, which Kirkus Reviews called “deeply affecting” in a starred review, and embraces the comfort of family commitment and togetherness that Patricia Polacco’s books are known for.

  • ISBN
    9781442487246
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of GIFTS OF THE HEART
GIFTS OF THE HEART
By: patricia polacco | Published: October 2013

Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of g...

Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts—gifts filled with love.   Richie and Trisha want to buy Christmas gifts for their family, but they don't have enough money. Enter Kay Lamity, a new housekeeper . . . but is that all she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with positive energy and a can-do attitude. Kay not only straightens them out when it comes to whether or not Santa Claus is real, she teaches them something about gifts: the just-good-enough kind that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable kind that come from the heart. Because of Kay, Trisha and Richie—and the family—have a Christmas morning they will never forget. Celebrating the joy of homemade gifts, Patricia Polacco introduces readers to a new character who is truly a force of nature in this story reminiscent of Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie. This is a magical Christmas story the author swears is true, right down to the sleigh tracks on the farmhouse roof!

Theme: Christmas, Holidays & Celebrations

  • ISBN
    9780399160943
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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GINGER & PETUNIA
By: patricia polacco | Published: May 2007

When her beloved Ginger, a piano-playing socialite and very snappy dresser, makes a last-minute trip to London not knowing her house sitter has cancel...

When her beloved Ginger, a piano-playing socialite and very snappy dresser, makes a last-minute trip to London not knowing her house sitter has cancelled, Petunia the pig does more than fend for herself, she becomes Ginger.

  • ISBN
    9780399245398
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of HOLES IN THE SKY
HOLES IN THE SKY
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 2018

Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, young Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy in bon...

Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, young Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy in bonds with a new friend, her new California neighborhood—and the invincible Miss Eula. There will never be anyone like her grandmother, Patricia Polacco thinks, when her grandmother passes away. But when she and her family move to California—in the middle of a drought—she meets a new friend, the irrepressible Stewart, and his amazing grandmother, Miss Eula, who not only takes Trisha under her wing, but, with Trisha and Stewart, steps up to lead their entire extraordinarily diverse neighborhood to help a hurting neighbor—and her once lush garden—survive the drought.      Trisha's grandmother's old saying about the stars being Holes in the Sky turns out to be Miss Eula's, too, convincing Trisha that she has miraculously discovered another unforgettable grandmother.

  • ISBN
    9781524739485
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of IN OUR MOTHERS' HOUSE
IN OUR MOTHERS' HOUSE
By: patricia polacco | Published: May 2009

Three adopted children experience the joys and challenges of being raised in a home with two mothers, who teach the children that different doesn't me...

Three adopted children experience the joys and challenges of being raised in a home with two mothers, who teach the children that different doesn't mean wrong.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780399250767
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of JANUARY'S SPARROW
JANUARY'S SPARROW
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 2009

After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Theme: Black History

  • ISBN
    9780399250774
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of JOHN PHILIP DUCK
JOHN PHILIP DUCK
By: patricia polacco | Published: June 2004

Edward loves his pet duck more than anything. He raised it from a baby, and now it follows him everywhere&150even to the big fancy hotel in Me...

Edward loves his pet duck more than anything. He raised it from a baby, and now it follows him everywhere&150even to the big fancy hotel in Memphis where he works with his father. Everyone at the Peabody loves to watch that little duck do tricks; why, it can even waddle up and down in time to a John Philip Sousa march, which is why Edward decides to name it John Philip. But one day the hotel owner finds John Philip in his lobby fountain and he is NOT amused. Until Edward has an idea. What if he can train a bevy of ducks to march along behind him, swim in the fountain all day, and then march out every evening? If Edward can do that, the owner tells him, he and John Philip will have a permanent place at the Peabody. But can it really be done? Based on the real-life tradition of the Hotel Peabody Ducks, Patricia Polacco's latest picture book is one of her most charming to date.

  • ISBN
    9780399242625
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of JUNKYARD WONDERS
JUNKYARD WONDERS
By: patricia polacco | Published: July 2010

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school ...

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."

Theme: Self Esteem, Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9780399250781
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of JUST PLAIN FANCY
JUST PLAIN FANCY
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 1994

Naomi, an Amish girl whose elders have impressed upon her the importance of adhering to the simple ways of her people, is horrified when one of her he...

Naomi, an Amish girl whose elders have impressed upon her the importance of adhering to the simple ways of her people, is horrified when one of her hen eggs hatches into an extremely fancy bird.

Theme: Minecraft

  • ISBN
    9780440409373
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of KEEPING QUILT
KEEPING QUILT
By: patricia polacco | Published: August 2013

This 25th anniversary edition of a beloved and bestselling classic about family and tradition includes fifteen pages of bonus material. “We w...

This 25th anniversary edition of a beloved and bestselling classic about family and tradition includes fifteen pages of bonus material. “We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,” Anna’s mother said. “It will be like having the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night.” And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna’s babushka, Uncle Vladimir’s shirt, Aunt Havalah’s nightdress, and an apron of Aunt Natasha’s become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world. In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, Patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family and the quilt’s further story that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith. This anniversary edition includes fifteen pages of original material describing the quilt’s journey and its home at the Mazza Museum in Findley, Ohio.

  • ISBN
    9781442482371
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of KEEPING QUILT
KEEPING QUILT
By: patricia polacco | Published: May 2001

"We will make a quilt to help us always remember home," Anna's mother said. "It will be like heaving the family in backhome Russia dance around us at ...

"We will make a quilt to help us always remember home," Anna's mother said. "It will be like heaving the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night. And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna's babushka, Uncle Vladimir's shirt, Aunt Havalah's nightdress and an apron of Aunt Natasha's become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world. In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family, and the quilt that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith.

  • ISBN
    9780689844478
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    Paperback
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of LEMONADE CLUB
LEMONADE CLUB
By: patricia polacco | Published: September 2007

When Marilyn and her teacher, Miss Wichelman, both get cancer, they encourage each other and, aided by medical treatments and support from friends, th...

When Marilyn and her teacher, Miss Wichelman, both get cancer, they encourage each other and, aided by medical treatments and support from friends, they get better and learn that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

Theme: Character Education, Illness

  • ISBN
    9780399245404
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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MR LINCOLNS WAY
By: patricia polacco | Published: N/A

When Mr. Lincoln, "the coolest principal in the whole world," discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, he uses this interest ...

When Mr. Lincoln, "the coolest principal in the whole world," discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, he uses this interest to help Eugene overcome his intolerance.

Theme: Bullying issues, Character Education

  • ISBN
    9780399237546
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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