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, deals with a young boy's coming to terms with his parents' divorce. Written in letter and diary form, Dear Mr. Henshaw
is both poignant and amusing.
(Cover art courtesy of HarperCollins)