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Dear Mr. Henshaw


Cleary, B., & Zelinsky, P. (1983). Dear Mr. Henshaw. New York: Morrow.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the author of your favorite book? Leigh Botts did just that but through letters instead of modern technology. Grant he lived in a time where the modern convinces we have now where just a thought in someone's head. So writing was still a major way to communicate with others. As a class assignment he writes to his favorite author and surprisingly receives a response. Leigh loves to write stories so he begins to write in a journal, but to create confidence in himself he writes as if he is writing to Mr. Henshaw the author. As Leigh goes through changes in his life and writing ability, he learns not to give up and have hope.


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