Free Read Dear Mr. Henshaw - by Beverly Cleary Paul O. Zelinsky
Beverly Cleary s timeless Newbery Medal winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth grade boy as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw.After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent fatherBeverly Cleary s timeless Newbery Medal winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth grade boy as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw.After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author When Mr Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh s life forever.From the beloved author of the Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S Mouse series comes an epistolary novel about how to navigate and heal from life s growing pains.
Beverly Cleary Paul O. Zelinsky
Beverly Cleary born April 12, 1916 is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice Beezus , Henry Huggins, and Ralph S Mouse.Beverly Cleary was born Beverly Atlee Bunn in McMinnville, Oregon When she was 6, her family moved to Portland, Oregon, where she went to grammar and high school She was slow in learning to read, due partly to her dissatisfaction with the books she was required to read and partly to an unpleasant first grade teacher It wasn t until she was in third grade that she found enjoyment from books, when she started reading The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins Thereafter, she was a frequent visitor to the library, though she rarely found the books she most wanted to read those about children like herself.She moved to California to attend the University of California, Berkeley, and after graduation with a B.A in English in 1938, studied at the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she earned a degree in librarianship in 1939 Her first job was as a librarian in Yakima, Washington, where she met many children who were searching for the same books that she had always hoped to find as a child herself In response, she wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, which was published in 1950 Beezus and Ramona, Cleary s first novel to feature the Quimby sisters as the central focus of the story, was published in 1955, although Beezus and Ramona made frequent appearances in the Henry Huggins series as supporting characters.In 1940 she married Clarence T Cleary and they moved to Oakland, California The Clearys became parents to a set of twins, Marianne Elisabeth and Malcolm James, in 1955 Clarence Cleary died in 2004 Beverly Cleary currently lives in Carmel, California.She has also written two autobiographies, A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet.
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