Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary audiobook

Dear Mr. Henshaw

By Beverly Cleary
Read by Pedro Pascal

The Leigh Botts Series: Book 1

1.74 Hours 04/28/2009 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780061762666

Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s Book Beverly Cleary’s timeless Newbery Medal-winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade 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 Leigh’s 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 life’s growing pains.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1984 Newbery Medal

Winner of the 1984 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1985 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

A 1983 New York Times Notable Book for Children

A 1983 School Library Journal Best Book

An 1983 ALA Notable Book for Children

Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s Book

Beverly Cleary’s timeless Newbery Medal-winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade 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 Leigh’s 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 life’s growing pains.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A first-rate, poignant story...a lovely, well-crafted, three-dimensional work.”  New York Times Book Review
“[A] poignant story.” Children’s Literature
“This amusing, often touching series of letters from Leigh Botts to a children’s book author he admires again demonstrates Cleary’s right-on perception of a kid’s world.”  Publishers Weekly
“Cleary succeeds again. [Her] sense of humor leavens and lightens.”  School Library Journal

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.74
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English