Cover of: Dear Mr. Henshaw | Beverly Cleary

Contributors

  • Illustrator
    Paul O. Zelinsky

About the Book

Dear Mr. Henshaw,
My teacher read your book about the dog to our class. It was funny. We licked it.

Your friend,
Leigh Botts (boy)

First there was Henry Huggins...then Bezus and Ramona...now Beverly Cleary introduces a spunky new character named Leigh Botts, age ten.

Leigh has been Boyd Henshaw's Number One fan ever since his second grade teacher read aloud Ways to Amuse a Dog. Now in the sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is "the new kid" in school. Troubled by the absence of his father, a cross-country trucker, and angry because a mysterious lunchbag thief steals all the "good stuff" from his lunch, Leigh feels his only friend is Mr. Fridley, the school custodian. Then Leigh's teacher assigns a project that requires writing letters asking questions of authors. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leigh's life.

Told through a series of letters to Leigh's favorite author, and later through Leigh's diary, this is a wise and funny book about finding one's own place in the world. Written with Beverly Cleary's unique blend of humor and compassion, Dear Mr. Henshaw will soon take its place beside the author's other beloved classics.

About the Edition

Leigh has been 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 in 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.

(back cover)

Edition Notes

Newbery Medal, 1984.
US/CAN

Genre
Juvenile fiction.
Copyright Date
1983

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.C5792 De 2000

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
133 p. :
Number of pages
133

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL21462814M
Internet Archive
dearmrhenshaw00clea_0
ISBN 10
0380709589
ISBN 13
9780380709588
LC Control Number
83005372
OCLC/WorldCat
47972309, 796948884
Amazon.com
0380709589
Google
L4SKoxA5rGMC
Library Thing
6168
Goodreads
105999
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