Dear Mr. Henshaw

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | August 1, 1994 | Trade Paperback

Dear Mr. Henshaw is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Dear Mr. Henshaw,

I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig ... Dad would yell out of the cab, "Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I'll give you a lift to school."

Leigh Botts has been author Boyd Henshaw's number one fan ever since he was in second grade. Now in sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is the new kid at school. He's lonely, troubled by the absence of his father, a cross-country trucker, and angry because a mysterious thief steals from his lunchbag. Then Leigh's teacher assigns a letter-writing project. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leigh's life.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.32 in

Published: August 1, 1994

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380709589

ISBN - 13: 9780380709588

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Story This story was so well written because it deals with problems real kids deal with. You feel hurt for the character Leigh Botts for all the trouble he goes through. It is very well written and deserved it's Newbery Medal!
Date published: 2000-08-26

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.32 in

Published: August 1, 1994

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380709589

ISBN - 13: 9780380709588

About the Book

A boy from a broken home begins corresponding with his favorite author. Through his letters to Mr. Henshaw--and later his journal entries--he grapples with his problems, finds comfort, and begins to recognize his own talent as a writer.

From the Publisher

Dear Mr. Henshaw,

I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig ... Dad would yell out of the cab, "Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I'll give you a lift to school."

Leigh Botts has been author Boyd Henshaw's number one fan ever since he was in second grade. Now in sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is the new kid at school. He's lonely, troubled by the absence of his father, a cross-country trucker, and angry because a mysterious thief steals from his lunchbag. Then Leigh's teacher assigns a letter-writing project. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leigh's life.

About the Author

"A first-rate, poignant story ... a lovely, well-crafted, three-dimensional work." (The New York Times Book Review)

From Our Editors

The Newbery Medal-winning Dear Mr. Henshaw is popular American children’s writer Beverly Cleary at her finest: warm, witty and especially compassionate towards children ages eight to 12. Leigh Botts is an 11-year-old kid with problems -- like missing his beloved dog Bandit, a scary new school and coping with his parents’ divorce. But when Leigh begins writing to his favourite children’s author, things start to get better. A moving look at the imaginative abilities children have to help cope with everyday problems.

Editorial Reviews

"A first-rate, poignant story ... a lovely, well-crafted, three-dimensional work." (The New York Times Book Review)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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