Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

This is the tale of Leigh Botts, a school aged boy and wannabe writer, as told in a series of letters* to Boyd Henshaw, the author of Leigh's favorite book. It's an interesting twist and Ms. Cleary makes it work well. It was a pleasure to read, though I didn't find the heart of the story, Leigh coping with his parents' divorce, to be exceptionally enthralling.
*Well, actually that's stretching the truth a little bit. Read the book and you'll see what I mean.

It's fun waiting room material.
LibraryThing link


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