Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary (Author) Paul O Zelinsky (Illustrator)

Dear Mr. Henshaw
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
When fourth-grader Leigh Botts asks Mr. Henshaw to write to him personally, he gets more than he bargained for. Mr. Henshaw's letters are full of questions, and Leigh is getting tired of answering them. But as he continues his correspondance with his favorite author, he not only gets plenty of tips on writing, he finds a wise and thoughtful friend whom he can tell his troubles.
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Review quotes

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

"Cleary succeeds again. [Her] sense of humor leavens and lightens ..."— "School Library Journal"

"Capably and unobtrusively structured as well as valid and realistic."— "Kirkus Reviews"

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780688024055
Lexile Measure
910
Guided Reading Level
Q
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publication date
August 19, 1983
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV000000 - Juvenile Fiction | General
Library of Congress categories
Schools
Letters
Parent and child
Divorce
Newbery Medal
Winner 1984 - 1984

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