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Dear Mr. Henshaw

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.

Item Details

Subjects:

Other Authors: Zelinsky, Paul O.

ISBN:

  • 9780688024055
  • 9780380709588
  • 0688024068
  • 0440800080
  • 0440717949
  • 0440417945
  • 0380709589

Publisher, Date: New York : Morrow, 1983.

Description: 133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Notes:

  • Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
  • "A Yearling book."

LCCN: 83005372

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Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 55.56% (5/9)
Average Rating: 3.74

☆☆☆☆☆ Dear Mr. Henshaw: A short writing tale

By Patron31407 on Tue, 03 Aug 2010 17:32:49

Dear Mr. Henshaw is, in my opinion, a book for younger readers. The book is easy to read because of the vocabulary and page size. I like how the book has a regular ending and some things turn out right and some don''t. It has a everyday character and tells about how he deals with his life. This book is different because all the pages are written out as diary entries or letters.

☆☆☆☆☆ A bittersweet, simple book

By Patron31394 on Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:02:29

Dear Mr. Henshaw is another celebrated and children''s work by the well known author Beverly Clearly. Creative and unique, the book is a group of letters written by a boy to his favorite author (Mr.Henshaw) describing accounts of his day. Simple and short, yet wonderful for any age, the author includes the innocence of a child who yearns to be with his father. Throughout the book you share his troubles, dreams, and accomplishments, while enjoying a well deserved Newbery Medalist.

★★★★☆ Interesting Book

By the tay tay on Fri, 02 Dec 2011 08:07:40

Dear Mr. Henshaw My book was titled this because the main character Leigh Botts often sends letters to Boyd Henshaw. Leigh is his #1 fan, he is a author. Leigh lives with his mom due to a divorce, his dad drives cross- country with his big- rig hauling sugar and many vegetables and fruits. His dog Bandit, (that they found at a truck stop), hauls every where with his dad. Leigh still has trouble processing the divorce. He also has another problem he is the “new kid in school” and having trouble making friends, and the lunch box thief who steels all the good stuff out of his lunch that his moms friend always gave him. You will have to read to see what he does about the thief. This book is also very sad at points like Leigh always wants his dad to drive up in his big rig and see him just like he writes in his journal that Boyd suggested. Leigh also competes in a young authors competition and the top 4 will be in the yearbook and meet a famous author. You must read to see what happens with his struggles and ups and downs in life.

★★★★☆ Easy Read

By BGD on Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:59:27

This was a quick and enjoyable book to read. Beverly Cleary made me, as a reader, feel the same emotions that Leigh Botts must have felt. This book was unique how it was written all in the form of letters and a diary.

★★★★★ Fantastic!!!

By mandarin on Tue, 13 Apr 2010 21:31:06

Dear Mr. Henshaw is truly amazing. I can defenitely see why it has gotten an award. This book can really exspress a person's thoughts clearly. It has real emotions a person could have and it made myself feel as if I was in it. I swear, once you start reading this book you can't stop until you're actually finished with it. Although, for me it was a quick read it sure was one of thee best books I read.I told my friend to read it and it was an absolute sucess (as in, she loved it).

★★★☆☆ Dear Mr. Henshaw

By JulieAnn on Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:00:42

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was a great quick read. Beverly Cleary does a great job writing about how kids think and how they feel in different situations.

★★★☆☆ Dear Mr. Henshaw

By JulieAnn on Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:58:41

I have never read this book and I thought it was a great quick read. Beverly Cleary does such a great job of writing about how kids think and how they feel in different situations.

★★☆☆☆ DISSAPOINTMENT

By Taco on Wed, 08 Jul 2009 09:57:08

This book was BORING!!!

★☆☆☆☆ dear mr. henshaw

By becky love on Thu, 07 May 2009 10:14:01

I love this book!

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