You may know Beverly Cleary as the author of books about Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby and her family and friends on Klickitat Street. Did you know she is also the author of Dear Mr. Henshaw, for which she won the John Newbery Medal in 1984. This 160-page novel, recommended for ages 8 -12, is both poignant and amusing. To learn more about this classic children's book, read the review of Dear Mr. Henshaw.
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