Dear Mr. Henshaw

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By Beverly Cleary
Publisher Harper Collins
Dear Mr. Henshaw
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Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Childrens Book Beverly Clearys timeless Newbery Medalwinning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixthgrade 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 Leighs 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 lifes growing pains.

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17812 words17,812 words
176 pages176 pages
Lexile 910LLexile 910L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2009Published 2009

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