Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

This book is a novel written in letters. A boy named Leigh Botts is writing to an author named Mr. Henshaw. Leigh’s parents are divorced*, and Leigh misses his father, but in the end, Leigh meets his father again. In the letters Mr. Henshaw writes back to Leigh, Mr. Henshaw suggests that Leigh get a diary. Leigh follows his advice and gets a diary. After that, the book is told through Leigh’s diary. Fun for young readers, especially children with divorced* parents or children who want to be authors.

* divorced means unmarried

Calvin Ophoff