Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Cleary

Book - 1983

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

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Published
New York : Morrow 1983.
Language
English
Physical Description
133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780688024062
0688024068
Main Author
Beverly Cleary (-)
Other Authors
Paul O. Zelinksy (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Leigh Botts writes letters to his favorite author asking for information and describing his own life since his parents got divorced

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children's BookBeverly Cleary's timeless Newbery Medal-winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade boy as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw. After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh's life forever. From the beloved author of the Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse series comes an epistolary novel about how to navigate and heal from life's growing pains.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s BookBeverly Cleary’s timeless Newbery Medal-winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade boy as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw. After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh’s life forever. From the beloved author of the Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse series comes an epistolary novel about how to navigate and heal from life’s growing pains.