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Dear Judy Blume,
I am in fourth grade too and I feel the same way as Peter. When I get new stuff my brothers break it. How do you get your ideas? They are so amazing. I love how Fudge always says hi Pee-tah. You are an amazing writer. I can't wait to read more of your books.
Your biggest fan,
Dear Judy Blume,
My class just finished reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.It was awesome! My favorite part of the story was when Fudge ate Peter's pet turtle. That part was funny! Where did you get these funny ideas? My other favorite part was when Fudge ate his mother's flowers! It was very funny when Jenny tinkled on the carpet!
Your Biggest fan,
Dear Judy Blume,
My fourth grade class just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I thought the most funny part was when Peter said Fudge where are you and Fudge jumped up and said hi Pee-tah. I want to read the rest of the series of Peter and Fudge. Thank you for all the books you made. I hope you make more. How do you get your ideas?
Your number one fan,
Dear Judy Blume,
Fudge is very funny because I like the part when he tries to fly like a bird.I also like the part when the dad said eat it or wear it was so funny. It was sad that Peter lost Dribble when Fudge ate him. I was scared when Peter lost Fudge in the movies but he found him trying to touch the bears that were in the movie.
Dear Judy Blume,
My teacher just finished reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My favorite part was when Jenny tinkled on the carpet. Also I am in fourth grade too. That's also funny. But I giggled so hard when Fudge thought he could fly. My teacher showed me all of your books. They also looked funny and looked like good books.
Dear Judy Blume,
We just finished reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I am in fourth grade too. I love your books. I like the part when Jenny tinkled on the carpet and when Peter's dad said eat it or wear it!
I am going to read all your books.
Dear Judy Blume,
My class just finished reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. It was awesome! I laughed at the part when Fudge ate Dribble. But my favorite part was when Peter got his new dog Turtle. I think you should make more books about Peter's family.
Your New Fan,
Dear Ms. Blume, In my 6th grade graduation/autograph book, I chose you as my favorite author...and I still feel the same way. I have finally finished writing a young adult novel. This has been a dream of mine since you first inspired me so many years ago when I first read my favorite book, 'Are You There God?'. I now look to you for much needed advice. Do you recommend that I obtain an agent, submit directly to publishers or should I self-publish? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful day. Sincerely, Stacy
I have been a fan of your books since I was a small girl. Thank you for continuing to write amazing books.
When I was in the fourth grade, my teacher read Superfudge to us. We loved it so much, she read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Fudge-a-Mania as well. This is when you became my favorite author of all time! Forever and Are You There God? It's me Margaret are my favorite books young adult books while The Pain and The Great One is my favorite children's book. I just want to thank you for using your talent to write about things that are important to young children and teens; even when we thought at the time that adults did not care or understand. You gave our feelings and what we were experiencing a voice. I plan to share these books with my daughter when she gets older as she loves to read too. I am also a teacher so rest assured that your books will continue to be read to children as long as I am in the classroom. The only thing I would say is that I wish your books were a little more diverse. However even as an African American female, I was still able to relate to various characters in your books. I pray for many blessings for you and your family! Take care!
I like your book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing because it is funny and it makes me laugh . When Fudge ate the flowers it was funny and when he ate Dribble it was funny too. It was nice that Peter got another pet even though it was a dog. But it was nice because Peter named the dog Turtle to remind him about Dribble. It was also funny when the parents said "the dog will grow big so that Fudge wont be able to eat the dog too". Thank you Judy Blume for such a wonderful book .
Dear Judy - you're new book is awesome, I can't put it down!!! I want to thank you for helping me get through my pre-teen and teen years. Your books gave me hope at a time when my "growing pains" were just that - painful!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! xoxo
Please Make New Fudge Books!!!
Dear Judy Blume,
Ever since our assistant teacher read us Tales of fourth grade nothing,I was too interested to quit reading.Every day to me was like a Judy Blume fantasy or something like that.Judy you are inspiring me even more,especially since I've been writing my own novels.Judy thankyou for inspiring not only me but many adults and children in the world
Hi Judy Blume,
I wrote you an email 5 years ago about how much I loved Tiger Eyes. I am now close to graduating high school and I still have a deep love for your books. I am so grateful to have read such amazing literature.
I have an organization called" spread the words". I collect book donations and deliver them to places that have a special meaning, such as nursing homes and hospitals, and homeless shelters. In fact every Tuesday I lead a book club at a nursing home and I also read to dementia patients. I am going to make the first book of my book club one of yours. I just canít decide though! I thought you would be the perfect person to ask. You are such an inspiration to me and many other people. I am applying to Duke University and Tulane, and many other places. No matter where I go in life I will always carry the messages I learned from your books.
Judy we have something special in common ! I lived
at 14 North Ave in a 5th floor Apt Bldg. on the 5th floor when I was 10 yrs old the plane on fire skimmed our roof which caught fire and crashed next to the Janet Memorial Orphanage behind us. My dad thought Standard Oil had blown up. The next day I walked over to the crash site. and with my Brownie Camera took some amazing pictures.
Wow!! I can't believe I'm writing to you!! I've been reading your books since second grade. (I'm going into seventh grade) You and your books are the reason I read every single day. One of my favorite book is "Here's to you; Rachael Robinson" I read that one in 4th grade and 5th grade as well. Your book "It's not the end of world" is another book I absolutely love!! I read that in 3rd grade when my parents were going through a divorce. That book really helped me. The "Fudge" books are so funny!! My sister is beginning to read those! You have been my inspriation forever. Right now since its summer break I've been writing books and songs. Also reading a lot!! I love you Judy Blume!!! I've always imagined a day when I meet you. That would be the best day ever!! Though this is a little long, I hope to here back from you. My inspriation through writing and reading!!
I'm sad to say it had been way too long since I have read a book- one of my most favorited activities. I've been reading your books, and losing myself in them since I was nine. When I was returning from vacation in FL, I saw the cover of "In the Unlikely Event" and immediately ran to the airport news counter to pay. The second we boarded the plane, I forgot about my family on board and completely immersed myself into Miri's story. Thank you for writing such beautiful, complicated, raw and vivid books. You draw a reader in to feel they are part of the story. That we are a part of it. I'm going to buy "Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself" for my daughter immediately. And every one of your works after to develop her own love of reading and to give her the gift of your writing. Thank you thank you thank you for reigniting my love for reading and allowing myself the time to enjoy all the emotions that you led me through in this amazing story.
Our amazingly talented friend, Kurt Kemper, starred in this show a few months ago. Just wanted to share the great review with you. I've been a huge fan of yours since I was a kid. Absolutely love your books.
Hello Ms. Blume. I just recently watched a video of Amanda Palmer singing her song "Judy Blume" and was moved to tears. I wanted to thank you for the positive influence you have had on young people for decades. Like Amanda Palmer, many people have felt like misfits in their youth. Authors like you provide sanctuary and relatable characters that make a real difference in the lives of many. As a School Librarian, and a mother, I am so grateful to you for your work. Thank you for adding positivity to what can sometimes be a difficult world.
Jaime Ann Sanborn, Librarian
I love you so much and when i was in1grade i reed freckle juice.
i read one of your book and i like it when the grandma and them got to like the grandpa and ow the people was all family know that was so cute so and the one when they what where they made money and they meet there long not found family and than they with them for a little bit of time than they move down the 3 or something from them and they what for candy and little kids ran away and they got lock in something that why i like some of your books
Thank you for this very informativ site on both your writing and on censorship. I am preparing to introduce the studens age 13+ to banned books. Not something they really think about duing everyday-teen-life in Denmark. Your site will be part of the exhibition this fall.
I have ordered several of your books for them to read. I can't wait to hear their reaction.
My daughter, now 51, read and liked many of your books when a girl, but "Unlikely Event" is the first book of yours I've ever read. I am the same age as the heroine, Miri and am dumbfounded at how accurately you catch the tone of middle-class Jewish denizens of the era from which I sprang - not only their speech but the ideas, behavior and values dear to them. The most unique realization of that period I've encountered; it gave me the chills.
Just wanted to say thank you for making me a reader and getting me through my childhood.lol You are my favorite writer of all time. Thank you and please never stop writing!
Hi Judy Blume, As a retired teacher of 49 years, your books have been devoured by my students. I am a long time Judy Blume fan.I have just finished reading your latest book, In The Unlikely Event & loved it. Your storytelling skills & character descriptions always make your books page turners. There was one error in this book that I hope you will have your editors correct in future reprints. In the Jewish religion, one sits shiva seven, not eight days, as you mentioned in your story. Other than that-book was great & I have recommended it to many of my "book reading friends." I hope you will respond to my comment. I am eager for your next book. Hope you are working on another one! Sincerely, Joyce G
Hi Mrs. Blume,
Thank you for your hard work and sharing your vivid imagination with the world... I recall my first encounter with your work when I was in elementary school in Montgomery, AL. It speaks definition of your character and work for a young child to hold on to fond memories, especially through reading and listening during story time. Now a parent myself of 4 busy boys, I will be sharing your work with them as well...
Hello miss judy i just have to say i LOVE your book forever i just cant stop reading it my friend charlene love it as well , so if its not to much trouble can you PLEASE send a email to have a idea of how it finish the book or is ther a part 2 of the book that will a the best please can you tell me how the reast gose i just cant stop wiching ther was a part 2 to find out how it end so if you have enny time please right back .
I love your books and I really wanna read more of them I recently finished reading Are You There God? Its me Margret! it was a very good book and I have no way of reading your other books but I have read your fudge books and I LOVE them! P.S you are one of my favorite authors and I LOVE to read!!!!
Dear Judy Blume,
Your books are very great! I am going into 7th grade, but I remember when I read the Ramona and Beezus, and then I watched the movie! It really is funny and great! Thanks! Keep on writing! Also, my cousin Giselle and my aunt Monica emailed you too because we all love your books!
Dear Judy Blume,
I love your book store in Key West. Blubber is a funny book. Thank you for meeting me and signing all of my books. Sorry that My mom was a little nuts that day (she's a big fan). I'm going to read all of your books this summer. My teacher Mrs Alders is going to freak out when she gets her autographed copy of Freckle Juice.
From your new friend, Audrey E
You are the best author in the world .I love your books. Can I get a copy of your books for free? Also can you right a book based on me plz
Me and my mom have been reading the fudge books for years. We love them. We love reading them together. It's our special time. We would love for you to write another book in the fudge series. Love, Spencer J
Hi Judy: I would love to know your reaction to the new cover of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" with the text bubbles. I put it on Facebook yesterday commenting that Margaret NEVER texted God, and the responses from women my age and also my daughters' ages was amazing!
I know it's an effort to stay current, but it's SO WRONG!!
I really love your book especial Fudge, Super Fudge it's the 1st book of my life that make me as a reader. I'm very appreciate to know that you create the "Double Fudge". All books I've read was translated in to THAI language. Thank you again and again that make me love to read big hug from Thailand
Dear miss blume, i would like to ask you why your haven't written the third book of the bff series yet. Alison never got a chance. Also I loved your book are you there god, its me margeret because it really spoke to my feelings and I was wondering if you would consider writing a sequel to that. Your writing has effected me in a great way. Thank you for your time. Sincerely,a lover of books
Can you write a sequel to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, in Alison's veiw? That would be pretty cool.
P.S. I'm keeping up with my Summer Reading!
I loved Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing book so much i want to become an author and become just like you! And it would be really cool to see you in person.My favorite person is Peter Warren Hatcher,and my favorite part is that the nurses and Dr. Cone take Dribble,Peter's turtle,and got out of Fudge's tummy but Dribble did not make it. So, Peter's parents got him a new pet! It was a cute puppy!
Margaret..one of your all time most popular books..is now on display at the Library of Congress in their exhibit of best known American novels.
I weather is nice today.
Last year you came all the way over to Edinburgh which was just fantastic! Meeting you was wonderful, and I've read some more of your books since. I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration and reassurance you have provided me, and now a few of my friends have started reading your work, and they say it has helped them a lot. It's such a relief to have something to relate to in your books.
Hope you're well and happy!
I just started reading your book, "In the Unlikely Event", and because of the horrific events in Orlando that happened that same day, your poem at the beginning was very moving. I am a retired teacher...My children and students have grown up reading your books...Thank you and God bless you for writing such beautiful and heartwarming books...Barb Thompson
I am so excited to start sharing your books with my niece Alayna for her birthday later this month. Your books have brought me so much joy all these years, I can't wait to see her light up with laughter at Farley Drexel Hatcher adventures. Thank you for your voice and for giving a voice to girls (and boys) and women all over the world. I am proud to introduce her your work! Wishing you much happiness, Melissa xoxo
I am your #1fan.I would like to read more Fudge books. I am living in California now. When ever I read your books it is hard to put them down. And I can even see all ur characters in a movie inside my head. Please write more Fudge books. It is really hard to live with out it. Please... please.
Waiting for your new Fudge series.
Hi Judy, I wanted to tell you how much I loved your books as a child and how now I'm enjoying sharing them now with my daughter! You're a wonderful writer, thank you for all your clever books!
Heard your interview on the Diane Rehm show last week (she is my idol) and went to the Library and picked up In the Unlikely Event. I am on page 9 and had to stop and let you know that I love it already. Going to bed now with a glass of chardonnay, my Shih Tzu and your book!
your books are the best. i love you.
I just wanted to say that I LOVED Summer Sisters. Great work! Best wishes.
Hi Judy & assistant,
I emailed my appreciation but felt it would be remiss of me not to include my thanks for your work on the guest book. Just another fan, really!
As mentioned, I think Wifey is my favourite of your books and I look forward to including that on a chart about reading and relaxation! I wonder whether that is more of a sleeper hit for you that is perhaps one of your quieter novel now, as it was so left-field when you published it, but society has changed so much! I adore Sandy and think it was really inspired that she wasn't quite so nice as that was a confusing time in her life. I love the way you document her journey and I had goosepimples reading it. A real delight!
I would love, if you want to discuss it, more of your inspiration for the book, although your author introduction was delightful.
I have yet to read Summer Sisters and Smart Women, but rest assured I can't wait to read those books. I mentioned this within the email.
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