Dear Mr. Henshaw

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

Format:  Paperback,

160 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Publish Date: Aug 1994

ISBN-13: 9780380709588

ISBN-10: 0380709589

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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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Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date: Aug 1994
ISBN-13: 9780380709588
ISBN-10: 0380709589
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.5 x 0.5

About the author

Biography of Cleary, Beverly

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Her family lived on a small farm in McMinnville, Oregon, before moving to Portland. Ironically, this internationally known author of children's books struggled to learn how to read when she entered school. Before long however Cleary had learned to love books, and as a child she spent a good deal of her time in the public library. Cleary earned her first B.A. in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley.

Her second degree, a B.A. in library science, was bestowed by the University of Washington in Seattle in 1939. She worked for a short time as Children's Librarian in Yakima, Washington, before moving to California. Cleary began her writing career in her early thirties. Her stories and especially her characters, Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby, have proven popular with young readers. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and are available in over twenty countries.

Some of her best known titles are Ellen Tebbits (1951), Henry and the Paper Route (1957), Runaway Ralph (1970), and Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983). Several television programs have been produced from the Henry Huggins and Ramona stories. Cleary has won many awards for her contributions to children's literature, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1975, the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal in 1980 and the John Newbery Medal in 1984.

Biography of Zelinsky, Paul O.

Paul O. Zelinsky Paul O. Zelinsky was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He received his B. A. from Yale and his M. F. A. from the Tyler School of Art, and from there went on to become an award winning illustrator. Zelinsky is the illustrator of three Caldecott Honor books, including "Hansel and Gretel" published in 1985, "Rumpelstiltskin" in 1987, and "Swamp Angel" by Anne Isaacs in 1995. He is the adapter and illustrator of "The Maid and the Mouse and the Odd-shaped House", "The Lion and the Stoat", "The Wheels on the Bus", and the illustrator of a trio of books by Beverly Cleary.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Garden State Children's Book Awards, 1986 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 1986 (United States)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1987 (United States)
  • Mark Twain Award, 1986 (United States)
  • Newbery Medal, 1984 (United States)
  • FOCAL Award, 1987 (United States)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1985 (United States)
  • Christopher Book Awards, 1984 (United States)
  • Nene Award, 1989 (United States)

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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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