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Like so many of your readers I grew up reading your books, and I am now at a point of my life where I am passing on your gift of innovation and fun to my own children. It is an absolute pleasure to listen to my kids talk with such enthusiasm about books which have enriched my own life.
I wanted to share with you a story that involved your book Blubber and incident that happened at my youngest daughter’s school. Chloe, is one of the happiest and easy going kids I have ever known. She has an amazing capacity for love, but I was surprised one day when an email arrived in my inbox from her teacher notifying me that Chloe had written a nasty comment to one of her classmates and, if I believe what Chloe told me, was put up to it by another kid in class. While people have the capacity to be influenced, I feel strongly that one has a responsibility to his/her-self and to be accountable for your actions. So looking for a creative way to drive a lesson home, I looked for a book which dealt with teasing, bullying and accountability...and I came across Blubber. So Chloe was set on the task of read it and writing a report over the long Veteran's Day weekend. She made a valiant start at reading it, as much as a kid looking at a weekend’s worth of being technology-free could, but we ended up listening to the audiobook as we made a trek down to look at a college for my eldest that weekend. I kept expecting to catch her in the review mirror drifting off or distracted by her art pad, but she was riveted to the story. Later as we put together an outline for the report, I was amazed at the morals and parallels she drew from the story on her own. And it caused her to reflect on her actions from the previous weeks.
Thank you. Thank you for your books. In the great mantel of our memories, where life's collection of amazing novels and stories which have shaped us are stored; There your books have had a warm and much loved home. Thank you for the unintentional life lesson that you have helped pass on to my children.
With Grateful Admiration,
i really like your boy otherwise knonw as sheila the great .right im doing a book reapor on it
HI, it's Oli, I just wanted to say that I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love
Your books especially the ones with "fudge and Peter " so
Dear Ms. Blume: When I was in the fourth grade at Caddie Woodlawn Elementary School in Durand, Wisconsin, we were asked to write a letter to an author. I chose you as I had just finished reading Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing. You were kind enough to respond to my letter, which I still have. Not all of my classmates got a letter back from their chosen author. That was 39 years ago. OI still remember that day when your letter came in the mailbox, but I am now 49.. Thank you from the bottom of that little girl’s heart who grew to an adult who still loves your books. I introduced them to my niece, and she has loved them as well. I still have my original Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing book from my fourth grade class at Caddie! Cheers to Fudge! Cheers to you Ms. Blume!
I would like to tell you how great of a author you are me and my mother love your books it would be awesome if you wrote back to me or sent me a autograph that would be awesome.
I loved your books as a young girl and I just saw that Are You There God Its Me Margaret will be made into a movie which I can't wait to see. As a 49 year old woman, I am now in the position I was in back when I was a tween and early teen but now its for menopause. I think it would be so funny if Margaret came back to talk about her hot flashes, mood swings and the hormonal breakouts. Just a thought. I would totally buy the book as would most of my friends of the same age.
I was reading Super Fudge to my 8 year son, when I was shocked to read this line: We dumped our worms out on the sidewalk and cut all but one in half (Superfudge Page 59). Yes worms regenerate, but I feel this is not appropriate and cruelty towards animals. Let me know your thoughts.
hey. im a girl who is 14 and having a tough time with life...do u have any books that i could reed so i have advice? love liv
Dear Ms. Blume,
Please make more books and movies of the world of Fudge I really like the books they make me laugh and its like me and my brother I act like Peter and my brother acts like Fudge it's so funny because we act exactly like them. So please keep making more I think I might be able to help you out to if you just email me what ideas you have done already because I am pretty clever and smart so I can come up with some cool good ideas if I can help you of cores.
October 23, 2018
Dear Judy Blume,
I really like your Fudge books. They are very funny. My favorite of your books is Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My favorite part is when Fudge ate the turtle? Did you know that I am going to be Fudge? I am going to dress up as him for my school costume party. By the way, are you ever going to write more fudge books after Double Fudge? Again, I really love your Fudge books.
hi judy blume!
i love your books!
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I want to thank you for essentially being one of my most favorite authors during my childhood. Your book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, was a staple of my childhood. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I re-read that book because of how much I loved it. I also read Blubber and, knowing someone who was severely bullied much like Linda was, it hit close to home. It's incredible that the book was written 44 years ago and still seems so relevant today. That's what makes a true masterpiece; when a work is timeless. I wanted to let you know that I'm an aspiring writer myself and you were one of the earliest influences I had. You weren't afraid to tackle heavy subject matter that many to this day do not dare to tread. You showed me that controversy should be embraced, not rejected. For all of this I thank you Mrs. Blume and wish you nothing but success.
My father Donald passed away on 8/10/2017. In my eulogy, I spoke about how my father and my grandfather were among the first to arrive at the airplane crash at the Orphanage. My dad never spoke about it, but we know from newspaper accounts that they pulled survivors from the wreckage. I'm very proud that my dad and Grandpa were heroes.
This past year I came across a big tub of all my journals from growing up. I had an overwhelming feeling run over me as I read each one word for word. Immediately I knew I had to write a book. I am a visual artist and writing a book has never crossed my mind, but I knew I had to write on the struggles and consequesnces as a child of divorce during my preteen and teenage years. My heart has always turned to mush when talking about those early teenage days. I have written most of my first draft in a "journal" type format and have been trying to decide what genre I fit into exactly. Someone recommended to me your young and impressionable character Margaret and now in my adult years I am reading Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, for the first time. I am thoroughly enjoying it! You inspire me with your honesty! Reading through your website has me believing we were very similar in our beginning stages. I have always been a big dreamer...on ideas and just a space off daydreamer. HA! I get the feeling people think the idea of me writing a book is a waste of time, but I can't help but believe the complete opposite. I have a truckload of confidence in this book and I hope when it is published that it can reach as many teens and adults so that the perspective of a young child of divorce can be spoken, understood, and appreciated. I have many hopes and dreams for this book beyond its words, but I have no idea where to start at getting it out there. What kind of publisher to pursue, etc. I do not have a mentor, connections or knowledge of where to start with this sort of thing.
Thank you for your vibrant books! I am not sure why I did not read your books as a child, but reading them as an adult gives me all the feels.
Dear Ms. Blume,
I hold you in tremendous esteem and I have read all your books - for kids and adult alike. "Wifey" is my number one favorite book of all time. I feel funny telling people this because of the explicit nature of some of the text. But it's not because of the sex scenes that I love the book. Rather it's the brilliant dialogue, and the incredible way in which it captures a time and place in America. The book fascinates me - what it says about women, marriage, racial relations, the suburbs, and the socio-economic and political realities of late sixties to 1970 America. I would say I have the book memorized at this point, and it is always on my nightstand. I find it endlessly thought-provoking but also great fun to read. Thank you for this gem, and all your other works. Summer Sisters is brilliant as well, as are all your children's book. I hope you continue to write new books.
I LIKE YOUR BOOKS I READ KNOWN AS SHEILA THE GREAT ITS SO NICE
/>From my daughter:
I like fudge books and I've read them all. Please continue the story and write about the fudge again.
Zahra Eight years old from Iran
Dear Ms. Blume,
We have finished the entire Fudge series reading them to our son, who is 5.5 years old. In fact, we convinced him to get some reading time in by reading one paragraph per page. His reading really took a big leap as we went through this series! He is wondering if you'll write another Fudge book?! I think a book from the adult perspectives of Fudge and Peter would be amazing! :-)
Hello it’s me ronaldo
Hi Mrs. Blume! I am a student at Park Middle School. I know when you were writing the “Fudge” book series you lived in Scotch Plains. I am writing an article for the school newspaper and I was wondering if I could ask you some questions by email! Thank you and please respond as soon as possible!
Dear Mrs.Blume I love your writing
Hi Judy Blume,
I am a writing teacher of 3rd grade students in Brookfield, IL. We are reading your books and doing an author study of you. My students have some questions for you. We are very interested in you and your writing. We know you are busy writing books but could you answer some or all of the following questions?
1. How old were you when you wrote your first book?
2. What is your favorite book you have written?
3. How many books have you written?
4. Why do you like to write?
5. Where do you get your ideas from to write your books?
6. What did your writing look like in 3rd grade?
7. About how long does it take you to write one book?
8. How many books have you written?
Judy what was your favorite book when your where a child?
Dear Judy Blume,
I came to fourth grade and I was scared that I would not success. Until I heard that we do read aloud everyday. I love writing and I'm not just saying this because one day I realized that I didn't belong being an artist. We read your books everyday and the class loves them. I am in Mrs. Lozoya's fourth grade class.
Mrs. Lozoya's Fourth Grade Class
Dear Mrs. Judy Blume,
We have been reading your books since the first week of school. We are about to start
Fudge-A-Mania. We find your books very entertaining and funny! Our class reads every day and has enjoyed reading your books. Thank you for writing such fantastic books!
Mrs. Lozoya's Fourth Graders
tales of a fourth grade nothing is awesome.
My 4th grade class will be starting to read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and we are visiting your page to complete an author study assignment. They are learning that reading about an author prior to reading the novel can be very helpful in understanding the book. I would like to give a shout out to my wonderful Genius's of Room 309 in West New York, NJ! Thank you Judy for your great books! Class, lets get started! :o)
Maybe you should make more fudge books
I LOVE YOU BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS
You should write about two more books I love to read your exciting books
I have read your 'Fudge' series a gazillion times! I just think that series is absolutely amazing! I really, really hope that you will write another Fudge book, and soon! I laugh at the funny scenes in every book. They never get old! You are an inspiration to all, especially me! The book I loved in the (hopefully never-ending) Fudge series was 'Fudge-a-Mania'. My favorite part was when Sheila got oatmeal on her face. That was really funny!
hi Judy i love your Fugde books and freckle juice I wish i could get the orginal copys
Dear Judy Blume,
In honor of Banned Book Week I want to thank you for addressing in your YA books the important issues of masturbation, menstruation, and homosexuality. Girls need to know the facts. Your books should be applauded, not banned.
Antoinette, mother and grandmother of girls
I Like Reading "Freckle Juice" It's Fun To Read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111
i love your books!!!!!!!!!!!! i am a big fan!!!!!!!!!!!
Cool stories. I admire your work. I'm interested in writing. I have a journal. I hope other children keep a journal if they like writing.
I loved superfudge it was funny, especially the bird with the BONJOUR STUPID! Mimics, so i would really want another book.
I love your books! They make me laugh :-)
Hi Judy Blume. I love your books alot. I'm a BIG FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. BYE!!!!!!!!!. Keep up the GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. BYEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Mrs. Lucas' 4th Graders
Dear Mrs. Blume,
We are reading Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing as a class. We love it so far! Today we have explored your website and we were excited to learn more about you. We hope to learn more from you and possibly hear from you too. Keep on writing, Mrs. Lucas' 4th Grade class
May you please write another Fudge book. Possibly write about a vacation to Florida to visit the natural beauties? My favorite character is Peter. Fudge is the funniest! You are a really good author. My 4th grade teacher had us read Tales of a 4th grade Nothing and it made me want to read the rest of the series.
Hello Mrs. Blume my name is Yousif and I am 6 years old, that makes me the same age as Fudge! He is my favorite character because everything he does is something I would do except eat a frog yuck! I also have an older brother named Hasan he is 10 years old and reminds me of peter because I find him amazing and I want to be like him one day. I read your books with my mom who knew what oil of Olay was because she used it on her face in high school. Thanks again for the wonderful stories. I hope you reply back. Yousif
So enjoyed In The Unlikely Event... laughed, cried, loved the characters. Thank you. I'm starting Summer Sisters tonight. Lynn
Dear Judy Blume,
I love your writing! I am in Ms. Frackmens class we just finished one of your amazing books. You have been a insperation. I am writing a book called The young loved chrishtin and the reason why I am writing this book is because of you Judy.
Hi! My name is Izzy, and I write an autjor’s Column for the Montague Reporter! I was wondering if I could interview you for it because I love your books, (especially Sheila the great!) thank you!
hey, I your book The Tales Of The Forth Grade Nothing.
And my mum read it when she was a little girl in the 1980s and she loved it
and she had the original copy so I read that.
And I just wanted to say I loved the book and I think you need to do another book like it.
Dear Judy Blume,
I just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My whole class enjoyed it.I thought it was a really good book. Our class is about to read Super Fudge.
Dear Judy Blume,
I read Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing. My favorite part is when Fudge jumps off the play ground and chips his teeth acting like a bird.
Dear Judy Blume,
I just got done reading The Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I loved it. My favorite part of the book was the ending. I liked when Fudge swallowed Peter's turtle. I also liked when Peter got the puppy only for himself. I'm excited to read more of your Judy Blume books.
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