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Dear Mr. Henshaw, I am sorry I was rude in my last letter... Maybe I was mad about other things, like Dad forgetting to send this month's support payment. Mom tried to phone him at the trailer park where, as Mom says, he hangs his hat.It's not easy being the new kid in town, with recently divorced parents, no dog anymore, and a lunch that gets stolen every day (all the "good stuff," anyway). Writing letters, first to the real Mr. Henshaw, and then in a diary to a pretend Mr. Henshaw, may be just what he needs.
This Newbery Medal-winning book, by the terrifically popular and prolific Beverly Cleary (Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Runaway Ralph), exhibits a subtlety and sensitivity that will be appreciated by any youngster who feels lonely and troubled during the transition into adolescence. Winner of numerous other awards, including two Newbery Honors, Cleary teams up with Caldecott winner Paul O. Zelinsky, who creates a quiet backdrop for the realistic characters. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
Dear Mr. Henshaw is about a boy named Leigh Botts. The book starts when Leigh is in second grade and writes a letter to Mr. Henshaw. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Book Lover
I read "Dear Mr. Henshaw" every so often because I love this book so much. I read it the first time while I was teaching school--it was new then. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Muriel
Grand-daughter has this book to read on the honors program at school. Loved the story. Will donate to the school libraryPublished 3 months ago by Linda Tingen
If you like this one, be sure to read the sequel, called Strider. My son read this one in 5th grade and Strider in 7th grade, which seemed age-appropriate.Published 3 months ago by Simona Ludlow
My 10 year old who LOVES to read said this book was kinda boring.Published 4 months ago by Sothurnboy
I read this along with my 8-year old grandson. He was able to relate to much of it. I enjoyed it - it was funny, sad and touching.Published 4 months ago by Jerilyn F. Rubin
This was part of our reading requirements for 5th grade. We enjoyed reading it. It covers the topics of divorce and an absent father which may be useful to some. Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. Bennett