An A From Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco

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Patricia’s dejection and subsequent triumph come through loud and clear. Equally sound as inspiration and writing advice, this tale fits neatly in Polacco’s oeuvre.
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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.”
 

About Patricia Polacco

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Patricia Polacco is a prolific author and illustrator of over fifty picture books, and is also an energetic and enthusiastic public speaker—visiting as many as 200 classrooms a year. She is a hands-on visitor in the classroom, talking to the children, listening to them, often finding her stories in them, almost always giving them the gift of a wish from the family meteor. Fully aware of what teachers have done for her, she is a popular keynote speaker celebrating teachers everywhere, and her new website is bringing her books to a new range of readers.



Author Residence: Union City, Michigan
 
Published September 29, 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference.
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Patricia’s dejection and subsequent triumph come through loud and clear. Equally sound as inspiration and writing advice, this tale fits neatly in Polacco’s oeuvre.

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