Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
ISBN: 0380709589
EAN13: 9780380709588
Language: English
Release Date: May 31, 2000
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.5" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Dear Mr. Henshaw,

I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig . Dad would yell out of the cab, Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I'll give you a lift to school.

Leigh Botts has been author 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 at 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.

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5
   He says it's a great book!
My son does not read unless he has to, and this was a requirement for the school. He could not put it down.
 
4
   I appreciate it.
I read through it, though, like all the classic books I crawled through. But still I enjoyed reading Leigh Bott's letters to Mr. Henshaw and to Mr. Henshaw in the pretend case.
 
5
   An amazing book
Clearly it has been done again... but changed slightly. Clearly, push aside your normal view of Clearly and accept her male protagonist. I Loved This Book, I read it in my college children in the amateur class and I love it! '' Broken Heart and Heart Warming!
 
5
   5/5 stars
55 stars, this is a great children's book and is very cute. I loved reading this light, charming short read! ''
 
5
   this is a very good book
I give this rating 5 . I love Beverly Cleary's books. I would recommend this book to anyone.
 
5
   wonderful book
She read it in school and sat down and read Dear Mr. Henshaw again.
 
3
   Love Beverly Cleary
For me, this book was just OK, maybe because it is one of the few books I didn 't grow up reading ; it did not resonate with me.
 
5
   A poignant MG story in Diary form
A great middle school story by Beverly Cleary in Dear Diary Form. A young boy, Leigh Botts, starts a correspondence with his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw, in the second grade. He is now in the sixth grade, a new kid in a new school because his parents divorced. Leigh's letters to the author Boyd Henshaw reveal the poignant details of his life. It shows how his relationship with his mother matures as he grows up. Leigh sees more clearly why his parents'marriage did not work out and he comes to terms with the losses he experienced in his life. Although aimed at boys, it is sensitively enough to draw girl readers, too.
 
5
   great book
I find Beverly Cleary a wonderful author.
 
5
   Childhood Favorite
One of my favorite and most memorable books of childhood! This book left such an impression on me that I wanted to read it again as an adult.
 
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