Monday, July 07, 2008

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Published in 1983. 134 pages.
Awarded the Newbery Medal in 1984.

I read quite a few of Beverly Cleary's books when I was a child, but since I graduated from high school in 1982, this is one I'd not read until now. It is a sweet story told partly in a series of letters from a young boy to an author and partly in journal entries the boy writes. It's fun to be able to share an author I read as a child with my own children.

Celebrating the Author

Cleary, who has written more than 30 books for young adults and children, celebrated her 92nd birthday on April 16. I'm slow joining in the celebration, but I wish her a wonderful year! You can visit "The World of Beverly Cleary" here.



  1. I enjoyed this one, too, when I read it last year.

  2. As a kid, I always LOVED the Beverly Cleary books.