Dear Mr. Henshaw (Newbery Award)

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Dear Mr. Henshaw (Newbery Award)

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Cleary, Beverly. (Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky). NY: Morrow, 1983 (1983). 8vo. First edition. Cloth-backed boards. Dust jacket.

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Told as a series of letters to a favorite author and later as diary entries, Beverly Cleary's Dear Mr. Henshaw (the 1984 Newbery Award-winner) traces ten-year-old Leigh Botts' trials as the "new kid" in school. Black and white illustrations by Paul Zelinsky (a future Caldecott Medal recipient) add yet another level to the warm, humorous text. A first edition in About Fine condition in a like dust jacket.