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Dear Mr. Henshaw

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1983 Beverly Cleary; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

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

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    Anonymous 08-31-17
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    "the reader wasn't very good"

    the narrarator stayed the same sitting the books entirety even thought characters grows up a lot in the book. he also made the protagonist seem slow.

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    Anonymous 08-02-17
    08-02-17
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    "Dear Mr. Henshaw"

    Dear Mr. Henshaw is a good book with a lot of details. This book is about a young boy named Lee Bots . Lee sends letters to Mr. Henshaw about his books , and for school. Lee gets mad when Mr. Henshaw gives him questions . His mom makes him answer them , but he Ansers with your discussed reader. Mr. Henshaw gives Lee an idea to write in a diary. It works! He writes a lot of things and in joys it . He writes a book for school and gets to eat lunch with an author. The author called Lee an author . Lee was very happy. He had a problems with his lunch other kids kept taking the good stuff , so he made an alarm for it. His parents are devorsed. His dad is always on the road. Lee's mom makes treats for partys . Dear Mr. Henshaw is an outstanging book

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    MMW 06-03-17
    MMW 06-03-17
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    "Enchanting"

    Pedro Pascal was a great choice for this absolutely wonderful classic. I was enchanted from beginning to end.

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    meredith 10-18-16
    meredith 10-18-16
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    "Perfect"

    This book is a awesome book!! It really shows feelings. I require it for young ones!

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    Alex 11-27-15
    Alex 11-27-15
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    "Witty letter dealing with sincere issue"

    I loved this witty Leah's letter to Mr. Henshaw. He is dealing with serious issue (parents' divorce) yet he handles with wit. I love this novel.

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    jasonguo 09-28-15
    jasonguo 09-28-15
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    "A pretty good book for youngsters"

    In this book, it talks about the boy's family and all those stuffs of wanting to be a writer. In the boy's childhood, he respects Mr.Henshaw but when he grow up, he would sometimes be very rude to Mr. Heshaw

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