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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Hardcover – Picture Book, 7 January 2020

4.9 out of 5 stars 518 ratings

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Inspiring --The Wall Street Journal

"A lovely, inspirational picture-book biography about beating the odds and achieving your dreams." --Booklist, starred review

Walker's determination and her long, long life--she died at 121--offer genuine inspiration." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Enjoy this book with every child you know; let Mary Walker become a household name." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"An absorbing narrative
and excellent illustrations combine to create a moving story of encouragement for youngsters." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A riveting portrait of a strong-willed American icon." --BookPage, starrred review

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Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ RHUS CHILDREN'S BOOKS; Illustrated edition (7 January 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524768286
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1524768287
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 23.98 x 1.04 x 28.73 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 518 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars what a lovely story
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5.0 out of 5 stars So many awesome take-aways!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 3rd graders have loved it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Walker learned to read....a true story
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