My mom asked me to buy five copies of this book from Amazon toward the end of 2019.
I said, “Sure. Absolutely, I’m happy to help.”
My mom let me read one of the copies I purchased soon after they arrived. At the end of the 37 pages, I was crying. The story is so special and heartwarming.
It shows that teachers truly make a difference. Mr. Falker made a huge difference in the little girl’s life, especially when there weren’t nearly as many male teachers back in the 1940s.
It’s hard to talk about this book because I don’t want to spoil anything. What I will say is this book is based on true events and real people.
This is one of the best children’s books I’ve read. I plan to buy a copy for several teacher friends for their classroom libraries. If you haven’t read Polacco before, I highly recommend it. Her writing is beautiful, and she also illustrates them.
5 out of 5 stars.
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂