Dear Mr. Henshaw

Written by Beverly Cleary and Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Sixth grader Leigh Botts is struggling. His parents just got divorced, and he and his mom move to a new town. While struggling to make friends, Leigh finds comfort in a class assignment, where he writes to his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. A friendship develops between the two that changes Leigh's life.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
160
Publisher
Morrow
Grade Level 3rd - 7th
ISBN
9780380709588
Lexile 910
Themes