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May 31 2016
Dear Judy Blume
My name is Brodie Iím from Iím in year five at St. Aloysius primary school , Queenscliff, victoria, Australia I am writing to you because we have to write to our favourite author and I pick you.
By reading your books I have found that you really like Books and from listing to your interview you really like The library and you went there every week when you were four and you loved reading.
I have read the tale of the fourth grade nothing and sheila the great and Iím reading the rest of the series from your books by looking at your book titles there is a different main character in each besides double fudge and super fudge.
Q1. What made you want to write books?
Q2. Did you write your book characters about someone in real life?
Q3. Do you have any other books that you wrote?
Brodie Year 5/6 student at Saint Aloysius primary school , Queenscliff, victoria, Australia
I just want to thank you for inspiring my love of reading. When I was in first grade, my parents were going through a divorce, since that was the time I was starting to learn to read, the stress made concentrating almost impossible. I struggled with reading for a few years. One day a lady at the local park, commented on my freckles, I said I hated them, and she told me about the book "freckle juice". Over the next few years I read all of your books enthusiastically. I loved them, and they inspired a love of reading that I have to this day! Now my daughter is seven, and she saw me reading "summer sisters", she asked me about it and I got a chance to gush about how much I loved your books as a young girl. Tonight we start "freckle juice" and I plan to get all your books for her as she grows older. Thanks again and gods blessing to you.
Your Bio helped me a lot with my book report! Im now reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing"
your books are so good i emailed them to my freinds!
Just wanted to let you know that I just finished Wifey (albeit almost 40 years late!)and absolutely loved it. It was hysterical. I kept laughing out loud. I have now read all of your adult books, have enjoyed them all and can't wait for the next one. Thanks for the great writing.
Hey judy I am vanizeh from Pakistan. I love reading your books and I think you are a great writer.I hope you keep writing new novels for us forever.You are a great person I love you!superfudge was an amazing book and I liked Peter Peter fudge's brother.
Dear Judy Blume,
I looove your books!, but my teacher said it is not my level, but i don't care!!! i have some questions for you... Do you have a favorite book of yours. Do you have animals. What was your childhood like.
I'm a professor at a University in Guatemala and I teach Literature. Our mother tongue is Spanish, but I am teaching students who want to become English teachers, one of the projects I gave them was to read the 5 Fudge's books. I really like your books and I think, we as teachers should know authors like you and use your literature to teach English. I always tell my wife that some day I'll write a book. I'll keep my dream until it becomes real. God bless you!
I have been a fan of judy Blume since I was a child. Of all the books I read as a child "tales of a fourth grade nothing " always stuck with me. I have just purchased the audio book of in the unlikely event and loving it.
I would deeply love to purchase a copy of the audio book for tales of a fourth grade nothing to share with my own children - especially as I see judy herself is the narrator. I think it would be fantastic to hear it in the authors voice. However all the sites I visit inform me that it is not available to be sold in Australia is there a reason for that ? Does anyone know a way to purchase this in Australia ? I would be very thankful. Sincerely , Carly
Hi I really want you to write another Fudge book for my class.
i really whan"t you to write another store like fudge if he got has tothe back.
Hi JudyBlume I like the books fudge and sheila books they are very funny and I hop you make an other book.
the books are so cool!
Dear Judy Blume thank you for makeing the Fudge books for my class i really like them sooooooo much i wish you can make more Fudge books so my class can read them and your my favorite Aruther. From Tonya.
I love your books. they are so funny! My favorite character is Fudge. Pleas make more books.
I like your book I hop you make more book we are so happy that you are making more book so you have a good meshige
Hi judy Blume your are the best and i read all of the season of fudge the were so so funny and i just finsh reading the lastchaptere of double fudge seans we first started to read it i started to laugh so so hard that was funny.
Hi Judy Blume me and my class had read all your books they are so funny because fudge and peter a wish you can make an other book.
Hi, me and my class just finished the series of Fudge books. My class love your books. We are so sad that there isn't going to be more Fudge books. When I grow up I want to be just like you. Bye it was nice meeting you.
Dear Mrs. Blume,
My third grade class just finished reading the last of the Fudge books. We have enjoyed reading the books all year long. We have laughed and laughed at Fudge's antics. We have had many great discussions about the stories throughout this school year. We are really going to miss Fudge, Peter, Tootsie, and the whole Hatcher family. Thank you for the fun times and memories.
Helloha Judy! (My catchphrase is Helloha.) My goal this Summer is to read all your books for teens. That includes, Deenie, Blubber, Forever, Fudge-a-mania, and Iggie's House. But that's not all. I am the biggest reader in my class, and I read, read, read! I already got a list of books I want to read over the Summer, and it includes 357 books already. (Whoah! Most of them are Babysitters Club. It's one of my favorite series.) I want to add more books, too!
I love the books about fudge and peter
I just want to say what a inspiration you are to all! I love your books, I have been reading them since I could read! I have not stopped there, I have read all of the age appropriate books that apply to me so far and let m tell you, I have read them all far more than once, I can recite at least 4 of your books from back to front now! Keep writing, you are an amazing women please never stop writing!
I grew up reading your books. Tales of the fourth grade nothing and the whole series, was and still are the best booksI read as a child. I recently went and purchased them for my 9 year old son. To see him coming out of his room, with super fudge in his hand, and tears streaming down his face, as he tried to read out loud a paragraph from the book, that had him in stitches, pulled my heart strings!!! Thank you for that special moment, needless to say, he now call his younger sister "fudge"
How many reviews did the book "Forever" get and what are the reviews and who are they from?
I think your a amazing writer I have read almost all of your books. You have inspired me to write books too. Just thank you Mrs.Blume for being such a amazing writer. I am a very big fan of yours. I have always wanted to meet you in person but I never have a chance to, so I say to you: Thank you and I love your books so very much.
Dear Judy Blume
I have just finished reading your 5th Fudge book : Fudge-a-mania, it was amazing!!!
In fact I liked it so much, I insist you write a 6th book and so on. Im a BIG fan of the Fudge books. I think its funny of Peter named his dog Turtle, And FudgeÖis a real
Fudge-a-maniac! Keep on writing, hope you think on my idea.
P.S. Please make a 6th book. Pretty please with fudge on top.
what inspired you to right tales of a fourth grade nothing. ho is your favorite author. what is your favorite book and why. what was your child life like. how in inspired you to be an author.
I seldom read fiction, but the topic of your book 'Unlikely....' interested me as a person raised in NJ. I never knew about the tragedies. The book was SO interesting. Thanks for telling the story.
Hi Judy, just re-discovered your books at the grand old age of 47! The first one I read was 'Are you there God, it's me Margaret' I was 10, it had such a profound effect on not only my life, but also on my friends, as we grew up in Glasgow, we passed around your many books, we grew with every book, and became young women alongside them. I often wanted to go back to those early days and read them for the first time again. The years passed by, life got in the way, as it does. Now I am a lady of leisure, living in the Middle East with my husband, proud owner of a Kindle, able to devour books once more with the vigour I had in those early days. Nothing like the smell of a book though.
Anyway just wanted to thank you for your books and how they were an integral part of my growing up, how they helped me through things I couldn't talk to my own mum about.
Hope you are well.
Thank you so much. Sandra xx
Dear Judy I have always loved your books and now have the privilege to do a research project over you i cant find some information on you though please tell me
What kind of jobs did you have in your life?
What interesting experiences did you have?
Do you do any charitable work?
Dear Judy bloom,
My name is Abigail, I am 13 years old. Ever since 2nd grade when my mom bought a recording of the fourth grade nothing, I have been listening to the series ever since and I just love the story! I can aucally connect to the story very well, I have a turtle, an annoying sibling that rewinds everything, and most importantly I love fudge the character and the food!!!
I am now in 7th grade and have been listening to your books for 6 years I could repeat the whole series back to you if you would like
I heard you had a fan email from my friend Shannon who wrote a letter to you a few months ago and have wanted to write to you ever since
Thankyou for being a aurther i love your books
Hi your storys a wonderful i read them every single day thankyou so much for writing these storys u are my favourite aurther p.s your awesome
Aloha Ka Kou,
My name is Kainoa. Iím 8 years old and I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. Iím in the third grade. My favorite book is Super Fudge. You are my favorite author. May I ask you some questions? What inspired you to write the Fudge series? What was your favorite activity when you were in third grade? Whatís your favorite activity now besides writing books? I can be reached at my teacher's email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Hi this is Hamzah I am a big fan of your books I would like to ask you about 15 questions if that is OK with you. Questions. What was your childhood like? Were you happy? Did you have a difficult upbringing? Who were you closest to? Did anyone make a significant impact on you during your childhood? What were some important things that happened in your younger years? When did you get interested in writing? What were your inspirations? What were your adult years like? What are some of your major accomplishments that are professionally? What are your future plans? And finally did you win any awards? If you could send me your request by 5/6/16 it would be much appreciated and thank you a lot if you answer this email it would make me CRAZY happy for my Biography on you.
P.S. you are my favorite AUTHOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After obtaining my teaching certificate in 1980, I was a substitute teacher for about a year. Whenever I was assigned to an elementary school classroom I carried in my bag of tricks "Freckle Juice." When things got tough or I needed to capture attention - I'd pull out your book and soon had the the attention needed. I would stop reading with the promise of continuing after they finished the required class work. Never failed. Fast forward a few decades and I'm subbing again - and yes, "Freckle Juice" is still in my bag of tricks. Thanks.
You are a great author,
If you could please write another book like the previous books, Are you there god? It's me Margret. And Deenie, and Just as long as we're together. You are my favorite author. Thanks for choosing to do what you do.
Abby PS Please recommend me some of your books.
Dear Ms. Blume,
Hi I read an article today where you said ""I'm done with long novels. This book ('Unlikely Event') took five years and I am 78, so it's a good one to go out on. But I'm not saying I won't do something smaller, shorter, that doesn't take so long. I have a little idea"
I wanted to ask if the idea that you have is for another fudge book? I Hope it is I would love to read another fudge book. Thank you so much.
What was your inspirations I would like to know because I am doing a biography on you and I will send it to you when it is done hope you read this email and thank you
As a board member of the Staten Island Reading Association, I would be thrilled if we could be fortunate enough to have Ms. Blume for our Annual Author's dinner. Please respond favorably. I have my fingers crossed.
Hello there Ms. Judy Blume. How are you? Well, I must say it has been several years since I last picked up one of your books. However, I never forgot you or them. The last one I recall reading was probably one of your most famous: Are "You There God? Its Me Again Margaret." I remember this book all to well. I especially remember reading the scene where Margaret and her friends were having a sleep over. They were all gathered together and began talking about their breast and wanting to wear bras. So then begins the crazy exercise, chant, "We must, we must, we must increase breast!" Hilarious. Then the boys walk past the room down the hall and began mimicking the girls.
This book Ms. Blume, was the very thing that made me more inquisitive about puberty and and a woman's changing body. I as a hound lady at that time had no idea what a "period" was. I went to ask my mom about and she, being old school refused to discuss it at that time. It wasn't until years later well into adult good I can look back and finally make the connection.
Also,s. Blumenthal I want to say thank you for your inspiration and entertainment over the years. I as a child rarely went outside to play whenever I had one of your books in my hand. I was consumed with living in the book and placing myself right there with Margaret. Ms. Blume you wouldn't believe I would become so engrossed in your books I literally couldn't hear my own mother talking to me. To this day she talks about how she I would scream on the top of her lungs to come and do the dishes. However, I couldn't hear her as I was upstairs in my room or somewhere behind a locked door locked reading! It became so bad Ms. Blume, that my mother took me to get my hearing tested because she thought something was seriously wrong! However, the doctor said I was perfectly find and could hear great! To be swept away like that into a world authors create is amazing! I can only hope to write like that someday.
Now that I am studying to become a teacher, I can't stress enough how important it is for children to read and be read to. It's sad how in today's society lots of children aren't ready to or don't enjoy reading. I just think it's because they haven't found the right book for them yet! However, I am so glad I have found the right books for me years ago. Your name and works are at the top of the list.
Thank you Judy Blume so much for taking so much time and energy to ensure that kids like me always had an escape from a boring, humdrum of a childhood.
Glad to see you writing again. Will start reading your books soon. Take care!
Having just finished and loved reading "Unlikely",
I have to share a real "QUIRK". You story begins in Dec. 1951....THE MONTH I MET MY HUSBAND
and ended in Feb.1987....THE MONTH HE DIED. and I was born and married in New Jersey.
The songs.....the TV shows....Paper Mill....etc.
It was like living that life again. Thanks so much
Hi Judy, just wanted to let you know that I just finished In the Unlikely Event and I absolutely loved it. How about a sequel??!! Thanks for the great read.
I just finished your Summer Sisters and wanted to tell you that I had read a book remarkably similar a few weeks ago. Your book was published first, but Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane from 2008 has a plot line very close: two girls growing up together, some dysfunctional families, one ends up marrying the other's boyfriend, one travels alot, one dies at the end. There's even a chapter titled Dancing Queen. Nothing prose-wise is lifted, and I know books can have similar plots, but I thought you might want to know. I'm a retired English teacher, and my students always loved your books! Fran
hi i just wanted to tell you that i love the book fudge a mania and i am doing a book report on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hi I am your biggest fan can you please write another fudge book please please please!at school we where doing a report about your favorite author and I did it about you I would pay
Dear, Judy Blume
Hi my name is Rowe, I love your Fudge books. I read all of them this week. I think you should make more.
My class loves reading your fudge books and we read it every day after lunch.I love them so much that it inspires me and I might write stories some day when I get older. My friends loved writing stories and reading ever since they heard your book for the first time.😃
Dear Judy Blume,
My name is Kanalu and I am 8 years old. I am in Mrs. Shimek's class and I go to Hanahauoli School in Makiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. We are doing an author study and I picked you!
You are a great author and i love your books like Super Fudge,
Fudge a Mania and Double Fudge. I hope you will write more books
because your books are really cool. MY favorite book is Double Fudge because I really understand it a lot.
Mrs. Hayslip's RTI Group
Dear Ms. Blume,
We love your book Superfudge! Our favorite and funniest part was when Fudge said, "M-a-i-n-e spells Maine, F-u-d-g-e spells Fudgie, and P-e-t-e-r spells Pee-tah and B-E-E-R spells Whiskey! We laughed so hard at this part and told our other classmates about it. We a have couple of questions for you. Why did you make Fudgie so rotten? Was there really worms in the worm cookies? How did you come up with this amazing book? Last but not least, How did you come up with what Uncle Feather said? Please email us back. We will be excited to hear from you.
Mrs. Hayslip's Literature Circle
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