Dear Mr. Henshaw

For any young writers out there, Beverly Cleary’s Dear Mr. Henshaw is a resource in story form.  It’s also a really good story about a boy, Leigh Botts, making his way through divorce, a new school and lunch thieves.  Without melodrama or over thinking the issues, Leigh’s letters show his growth from anger to acceptance, from friendless to friendly and from bored to active.

Try these activities while reading the story.


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sharing my favourite must-read children's books for kids, teachers, librarians, parents, and anyone who knows a good story is a good story, regardless of the characters' ages
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