Dear Mr. Henshaw

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New York : William Morrow and Company, 1983.
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133 [1] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Scandia City Library - Middle ReadersMR Cleary, BeverlyOn Shelf

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Level 4.9, 3 Points
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General Note
Paul O. Zelinsky (born 1953) is an American illustrator and writer best known for illustrating children's picture books. He won the 1998 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing Rapunzel. His most popular work is The Wheels on the Bus, a best-selling movable book. Zelinsky had been one Caldecott runner-up in 1985, 1987, and 1995, the latter for Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs (Dutton, 1994). Twenty years later, they were joint runners-up for the Phoenix Picture Book Award from the Children's Literature Association, which annually recognizes the best picture book that did not win a major award 20 years earlier. "Books are considered not only for the quality of their illustrations, but for the way pictures and text work together."
Illus by Paul O. Zelinsky.
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
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Reading Counts RC,3-5,4.7,5.0,2948.
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3.0,MG,24.,Accelerated Reader AR,4.9.
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Accelerated Reader,MG,4.9,3.0,Kilgore Intermediate.
Newbery Medal, 1984

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APA Citation (style guide)

Cleary, B., & Zelinsky, P. O. (1983). Dear Mr. Henshaw . William Morrow and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cleary, Beverly and Paul O., Zelinsky. 1983. Dear Mr. Henshaw. New York: William Morrow and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cleary, Beverly and Paul O., Zelinsky. Dear Mr. Henshaw New York: William Morrow and Company, 1983.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cleary, Beverly., and Paul O. Zelinsky. Dear Mr. Henshaw William Morrow and Company, 1983.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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