Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

On Sale: 08/22/1983

Dear Mr. Henshaw

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

On Sale: 08/22/1983


Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Oklahoma)

Newbery Medal

Nene Award (Hawaii)

Horn Book Fanfare

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Christopher Award

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (Vermont)

Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey)

ALA Notable Children’s Book

About the Book

Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s Book

Beverly 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688024055
  • ISBN 10: 068802405X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/22/1983
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce

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