Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Book - 1983
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In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
Publisher: New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1983
ISBN: 9780688024062
Characteristics: 133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Paul O.


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Lovestoread5 Apr 13, 2018

A very enjoyable read, and insight into a boy's sub-conscience view on how divorce affects him as the reader see's through his correspondence between him and his favorite author, as well as his diary the author encourages him to write. Great for parents to read too.

May 30, 2017

very much liked this storyline . Will certainly read more of this Author's books .

Mar 14, 2017

This book attracted me very much. As a matter of fact, the author has been able to create a strong character who would be interesting for teens.
More importantly, the book is very inspired for students who are interested to be an author or even for those who do not like writing, and they think it is so hard.

Apr 17, 2013

Parent’s children dream of meeting someone famous in their lifetime, and sometimes they go through a lot just to get where they want to go. This book is a great book for your child to read, it is determination, and has a lot of inspiration in the book as well. Children have to make friends in school as well, and this is a great book in a series of book that describes the life of one little boy, that goes through the same things your child may be going through; divorce, making friends, moving. This book is sure to please you, and entertain your child. It is also an easy read.

Feb 11, 2013

A student writes letters to his favorite author. We never see the author's letters, but this is a very good book.

gainars_read Feb 19, 2012

had to do a report on this book



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Apr 17, 2013

Finding your place in the world in the midst of your parents divorcing, and being the new kid can be a lot to someone in the fourth and fifth grade. This is an easy read book for children. Though the story is told through letters, and diary entries this wise and funny book is sure to catch anyone’s attention.

Etianne Jun 23, 2012

rely good book about a boy how rights to his favorite author for meany years


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Apr 17, 2013

“Today turned out to be exciting. Would you like to go have lunch with Angela Badger…there I was face to face with a real live author who seemed to be a nice lady.”


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