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Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Fantasy (fiction), Trade Book , Lexile: 810

Leigh Botts, a sixth grade student at a new school, is given a class assignment of writing to an author. He chooses his favorite writer, Mr. Henshaw, to whom he has written a series of small letters over the year. Mr. Henshaw answers Leigh's questions with questions of his own. Over the course of their correspondence, and later in the journal that Mr. Henshaw prompts Leigh to keep, Leigh reveals the issues that are most affecting his life: his pain over his parents' divorce, his loneliness at the new school, and his anger at the person who keeps stealing his lunch. With help from his role model and other supportive adults, Leigh learns how to manage life's challenges and find joy in a world that doesn't always work the way we want it to.