Dear Mr. Henshaw
Paul O. Zelinsky
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.
Family Relationships; Divorce; Separation; divorced parents; separate homes
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
letters; trucking; college; catering; bullying; diary; writing
Cleary, Beverly, "Dear Mr. Henshaw" (2000). Diverse Families. 969.