DIVerse Families
 
Dear Mr. Henshaw

Title

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Authors

Beverly Cleary

Illustrator

Paul O. Zelinsky

Publisher

Harper Trophy

Pages

160 pages

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780380709588

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Separation; divorced parents; separate homes

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

California Book Awards, 1983, Winner; Christopher Award, 1984, Winner; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1985, Winner; Friends of Children and Literature (FOCAL) Award, 1987, Winner; Garden State Children's Book Award, 1986, Winner, Younger Fiction; John Newbery Medal, 1984, Winner, Grade 2 - 7; Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1986, Winner; Nene Award, 1989, Winner; Sequoyah Book Award, 1986, Winner

Keywords

letters; trucking; college; catering; bullying; diary; writing

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Dear Mr. Henshaw

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