Patricia Polacco


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July 11, 1944

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Patricia Polacco is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with around seventy beloved and award-winning books to her credit, including The Keeping Quilt, Pink and Say, The Blessing Cup, Chicken Sunday, and Thank You, Mr. Falker. She resides in Michigan.

Average rating: 4.36 · 88,838 ratings · 9,123 reviews · 73 distinct worksSimilar authors
Thank You, Mr. Falker

4.53 avg rating — 16,366 ratings — published 1998 — 16 editions
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Pink and Say

4.48 avg rating — 11,040 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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The Keeping Quilt

4.40 avg rating — 8,608 ratings — published 1988 — 26 editions
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Thunder Cake

4.37 avg rating — 5,991 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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Chicken Sunday

4.43 avg rating — 5,408 ratings — published 1992 — 11 editions
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My Rotten Redheaded Older B...

4.29 avg rating — 3,417 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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The Junkyard Wonders

4.56 avg rating — 2,207 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Rechenka's Eggs

4.32 avg rating — 2,223 ratings — published 1988 — 10 editions
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The Bee Tree

4.21 avg rating — 2,148 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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Mrs. Katz and Tush

4.38 avg rating — 1,983 ratings — published 1992 — 11 editions
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“Genius is neither learned nor acquired. It is knowing without experience. It is risking without fear of failure…”
Patricia Polacco

“[Honey is sweet] and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it through the pages of a book.”
Patricia Polacco, Thank You, Mr. Falker

“Genius is neither learned nor acquired.
It is knowing without experience.
It is risking without fear of failure.
It is perception without touch.
It is understanding without research.
It is certainty without proof.
It is ability without practice.
It is invention without limitations.
It is imagination without boundaries.
It is creativity without constraints.
It is...extraordinary intelligence!”
Patricia Polacco

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