A Letter To My Teacher by Deborah HopkinsonA Letter To My Teacher by Deborah Hopkinson

A Letter To My Teacher

byDeborah HopkinsonIllustratorNancy Carpenter

Picture Books | April 4, 2017

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This funny, touching picture bookthe perfect gift for a child to give to their own teachercelebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or Graduation!

Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig; Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book; and Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book. She lives i...
Title:A Letter To My TeacherFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.38 × 9.31 × 0.4 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375868453

ISBN - 13:9780375868450


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A nice gift to give to your teacher if you feel like it. Very heartwarming.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoughtful Gift Option. I bought this for daughter's teacher. She loved it.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtful I received this book as a year end gift from one of my students. It certainly warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face. One of the best gifts I have ever received!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice a great gift for a teacher!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sweet A very sweet and thoughtful teachers gift. Very heartfelt and perfect for that teacher who may go above and beyond within the classroom.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A great book showing the true effect a teacher can have on a child. Really heartfelt.
Date published: 2017-05-09

Editorial Reviews

"A valuable lesson in empathy, internalized and paid forward."  —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Hopkinson’s moving epistolary text and Carpenter’s emotionally incisive flashbacks chronicle the evolving relationship between an impulsive second grader and her life-changing teacher." —Publishers Weekly, starred review