Dear Mr. Henshaw (A Dell Yearling Book)

by Beverly Cleary | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0440417945 Global Overview for this book
Registered by spacedog of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 9/20/2009
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, September 20, 2009
surprisingly moving book about a young boy with a lot to deal with, including his parents' divorce. definitely one of the better newbery award-winners i've read.

Journal Entry 2 by knitwit from Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, September 25, 2009
Arrived safely today. I shall read it and pass it along to the next reader as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 3 by knitwit from Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, October 06, 2009
This was a surprisingly endearing book just like spacedog said! I was particularly touched by the ending when Leigh finally understands his parents' divorce.

Off to elissamay sometime in the next couple of days.

Journal Entry 4 by knitwit from Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, November 27, 2009
This book is heading off the elissamay tomorrow morning - I waited until she passed along the other books in the ring before sending her this one. Didn't want her to feel rushed.

Journal Entry 5 by elissamay from Brooklyn, New York USA on Thursday, December 03, 2009
This just arrived in the mail... part of spacedog's Newbery book ring. Whoohoo!

A nice, quick read, sent to hyphen8 on January 6 from Brooklyn, NY.

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, January 09, 2010
Received today with thanks. :)

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, January 24, 2010
I've never had the nerve to write a fan letter to an author, but I love Leigh's ups and downs as he learns more about his favorite author. I enjoyed this story the second time as much as I did the first time I read it.

Thanks for sharing!

Other copies on my BookCrossing shelf: 4134593 11702422 14538820 15657882

Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, January 24, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (1/25/2010 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA



Now that I've confirmed her address, this book will be on its way to tostle tomorrow (Monday 1/25).

Journal Entry 9 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, February 28, 2010
I received this book. I am sorry it took so long to journal! I will hurry to read and get it moving again!
thanks for sending this book to me!

Journal Entry 10 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Saturday, March 06, 2010
Oh my, what a tender book. I really enjoyed the letter/journal format. What an interesting glimpse into a child's life!
I will get this book moving again!

Journal Entry 11 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, March 21, 2010
got it back a few days ago. thanks!

Journal Entry 12 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I'm still quite fond of it. I wrote the following about the copy in my permanent collection:

Dear Mr. Henshaw's a clever little book. It was the first story I ever read, way back in 2nd or 3rd grade, that had a kid with divorced parents. It's written in the form of letters, which Leigh Botts writes to his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. At first the letters are written and sent, and then Leigh begins to keep a diary, and through his words his thoughts and struggles link us into his world.

Leigh is an unhappy kid, and writes about his difficulties with his father, his lonliness in a new town, and his frustrations when his lunch is repeatedly stolen. He is genuine and honest, and his growth through the book is sure to leave the reader smiling.


This book enjoyed a brief stay in San Jose, CA before continuing its journey in spacedog's Children's Literature Bookbox.

Journal Entry 13 by rem_KQI-811293 at Yuma, Arizona USA on Sunday, October 07, 2012
Stopped in California and Arizona as part of spacedog's Children's Lit Bookbox. It's moving on down the line.

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