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Overview

Este libro de Beverly Cleary que gano el Newbery Medal investiga los pensamientos y las emociones de un niño de sexto grado, Leigh Botts, en la forma de carta mientras el escribe a su escritor preferido, Boyd Henshaw.Después que su parientes se separan, Leigh Botts se mueve a una ciudad nueva con su madre. Esforzando a hacer amigos y enfrentarse con su propio ira por su padre ausente, Leigh se pierde en una tarea de escribir a su escritor preferido. Cuando Mr Henshaw le responde, los dos forman un amistad inesperada que cambia la vida de Leigh para siempre.Compatible con los Estándares Estatales Comunes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688154851
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/16/1997
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 351,176
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.


Paul O. Zelinsky is the illustrator of Anne Isaac's Dust Devil and creator of the now-classic interactive book called The Wheels on the Bus. His retelling of Rapunzel was awarded the 1998 Caldecott Medal. Rumpelstitlskin, Hansel and Gretel and Swamp Angel with different authors all garnered Paul a Caldecott Honor. Since 1991 Paul O. Zelinsky has lived in the same apartment with his wife Deborah in northern Brooklyn, New York.

Hometown:

Carmel, California

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1916

Place of Birth:

McMinnville, Oregon

Education:

B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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