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Dear Ms. Blume,
I wanted to write to you and let you know how much my six year old loves Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. He is a reluctant reader and is having trouble learning all his sight words. He claims reading is boring. But he recently started listening to the audio version of TFGN and he loves it. He listens to it all the time. He says he's a lot like Fudge. Thank you for making books fun and relatable to kids.
i love you the most and specially fan of the blubber book
Hi Judy, I read your novels when I was a "young teen"there were 2 novels in particular that i was easily able to relate to,"Deenie" & "Blubber".I was born with Scoliosis & had to wear a back brace, not the Milwaulke Brace though, mine was smaller & less invasive, but I wore mine after 2 major spinal surgeries & then wearing a full plaster cast that went from my neck all the way down to my right knee.I wore this plaster cast for 6 months,I could not sit, so it was either kneeling or lying down.A fter the cast came off I wore a smaller brace for a year.I spent a total of18 months in & out of hospital & a school for children with disabilities.It was a long & painful process.I walked with a limp & unable to stand up straight,I was also struggling with a bad left eye & ear, something that had been a proble7m since I was 6years old.I had a corneal transplant when I was 12 after 25 failed surgeries to my left eye,the transplant rejected & I ended up losing 95% of my sight.I went back to my own high school & thats where the bullying started,I was bashed up, had things stolen I was called horrible names ,like Hunchback,quasimodo,cyclops & an anorexic bit** a starving Biaffrin, as I was also extremely thin, Your book Blubber taught me to accept myself for who I am, & not to let others make me think I am what my disabilities are. I have now had 56 different surgeries for various things, 6 of these surgeries were major spinal operations to try & stabilize the problems with my spine,the 6th surgery failed & I am now paraplegic & wheelchair reliant.I now need to rely on carers to help me with the basic day to day tasks that I used to be able to do without trouble & without really thinking about it. I guess it's those things you take for granted. I lost my left eye about 5yrs ago to a rare form of cancer, I now wear a prothsesis. Even though I am now 47yrs old Deenie & Blubber still remain 2 of my favourite books.i love your other books too, "Shiela the great, Tales of a 5th grade nothing, Fudge, super fudge etc.Most of your books I have read & re read, even as a now 47yr old I will read one every now & then. I think a talented writer like yourself could deal with some of the "darker" side of childhood, like abuse, whether, physical, emotional,psychological or sexual abuse, letting kids know it is ok to tell. we also have the issues of cyber bullying, & the effect the media has on the way people, especially kids between 8-18yrs see themselves.I would have thought the more advanced & educated the world became the better people would treat each other, sadly it has gone the complete opposite direction.
Thankyou for taking the time to read my email,I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
i love you'r books a lot i have all you'r books
Hi my name is Grace,I love your books and I always wanted to be a writer just like you.When I grow up,I want to be a funny writer just like you.Thank you for inspiraing me.
Hey Judy Blume,
I am your biggest fan I have a faovr to ask of you. You really inspired me to write a book but the problem is money tight I tried to do summer jobs but I wasn't able to make enough. If possible can you please dontate or send me at least $500 becuae thats how much it costs to publish. Thank you in advance Have a great day!!
I really enjoyed In the Unlikely Event". Just finished it. A wonderful book that I will pass on to my daughter-in-law. I could relate to the 50s so well. Totally enjoyable! Thank you!
Loved your books as a kid- now I'm listening to them in the car with my son. Know that your work is important and real.
I really like the book blubber.It's so realistic.I have a suggestion,maybe you could make a version of blubber from Linda's point of view.THANK YOU!
Hi, my name is Mikey (John Shutterbug is just a nickname/user name), and I've read "Superfudge" since I was 9. I have a variation of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome. I therefore work around handicapped people [and I feel segregated], and it makes me ask, does Fudge from the Fudge books have Autism or Asperger's? I mean the people around me have gotten me completely instilled, and as a consequence of my instillment, I started to think that about Fudge from your books. Thank you for your time to answer this question of mine. I look forward to either an official confirmation or denial.
I am placing a geocache in Elizabeth in your honor. I think I have read 90% of your books! Thank you for the great books I've read throughout my life.
Just finished "Summer Sisters" for maybe the 10th time. It gets better every time I read it and the older I get. I first read it years ago when I was still in high school and it was a book I couldn't put down and to date is still the only book I can read again and again. Smiles, tears and all the feels come from this remarkably written book. Oh how I love it.
I just finished In the Unlikely Event. As always I enjoy your writing. My daughter read your books for young adults, and I have enjoyed your other adult novels. You really bring the reader into the story. Thank You for being a consistent and wonderful writer. By the way I am headed to Las Vegas with my husband to meet my sister and her husband, we are going to the Mob Museum. Good Health to you, Beth Moore
Thank You. You were and are Everything. I would love to know what that Nancy is up to today .
Helen Curol, MLIS
One of my online students at Northwestern State Univ of Louisiana created a webliography regarding you for middle school children this summer. It was GREAT, and even I (as always) learned something new (need for your bodyguard) about you. Thank you for writing wonderful books for children & making an impact to assist school librarians in that endeavor.
I just reread Just As Long As We're Together-- a book I adored as an adolescent and it's STILL AMAZING. I was ecstatic to see that you'd written a second book, Here's To You, Rachel. I would love to see a third book from Alison's point of view that wraps all 3 girls' stories up nicely. I'd really adore that.
I have read your books "Just as long as we're together", and "Here's to you, Rachel Robinson", and LOVED them so much (literally they are my favorite books in the entire world!). I really think you should write a book through Allisons perspective like you did with Rachel and Stephanie, because I think it would be interesting to here everything from her perspective.
I was just reading your blog about your breast cancer diagnosis from a few years back , I am newly diagnosed and getting ready for my second chemo , I wanted to know how you are now and any advice ?? 💕💕
Having read In the Unlikely Event last summer while on vacation in Northern MN, I went looking for more of your work this year and found Wifey, Summer Sisters and Smart Women. We were gone for two weeks this year out where there is little cell signal and only a radio/no television. It rained quite a bit and there was a chill in the air so fishing on our boat was a challenge. Instead, we drove the 30 miles back to town where I could download the three books from Amazon. We had a fire going in the fireplace and I was not disappointed. I so loved all three books, your characters and the way you tell a story. I'm still an aspiring novelist, retired and ready to write. Thanks for the inspiration. Don't stop because I am hungry for more!
Nicholas L. Brown
Hello finally got time to write you a note keep up the good work and take care
Thank you Judy for writing the stories I grew up with in the '70's...being bullied in school for being a ministers daughter or being made fun of because I didn't know 'certain words'. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY so being a preachers kid was hard. I read your books and my whole life related to them in 6th-8th grade.
So I just wanted to say thank you and maybe I'll look in my attic and find my old paperback stories...
Hi Ms.Blume, just doing homework for workplace diversity class and I have to right about media that changed my life. I can truly say that your famous book, "Are you there God, it's me Margaret" changed my life. In the 70s, I couldn't Talk to my mother about puberty so I had no idea how to tell her about things I was experiencing but thanks to Margaret, I just did it the way she did. My Mom was still cold. Anyway, just wanted to thank you!!! Brought tears to my eyes when I remembered it.
Hi Judy I love your book the fourth grade nothing . I love your other books but I like fourth grade nothing the best!💩💩💩😍😍😍😍😋😋😋
Hi Judy! I love your Fudge books. He is so funny!!! You should make a book about Tootsie. It may not be a good idea but hey a baby has a mine of its own right. Thank you for being a inspiration to my sister. Keep writing because your clearly a kid genius. Thanks!!!!!!
I have just finished read Double Fudge to my 9 year old son. I read Superfudge when I was my son's age. Please can you tell us if you are going to write a 4th Fudge book. We are so sad to say goodbye to the characters.
I loved your books as a teenager...I don't remember which book I was reading in 7th grade when the english teacher asked "do your parents know you're reading that?" I learned about "Summer Sisters" from a daily book calendar I had and was interested. By page 9 I was hooked...yes about the summer sisters but also that Vix had a brother named Nathan with muscular dystrophy....I had a brother named Nathan with MD!!!!!! The coincidence was crazy. I cried when Vix found about his death and the way you describe her and her parents reactions when he was gone. I lost my brother at 20 (I was 23) and he too died quickly. I lived about 2 hours away and got a call at work that he had passed. Eventually, my parent too divorced. What made you choose MD for your book? Do you have experience in this area? Just curious Summer Sisters was a great book that I couldn't put down....a whole Sunday spent finishing it up Thanks for a great book and sharing your talent!
In the book "Are you there God? It's me Margaret.", I think I found an error. It's on page 101, 3rd paragraph.
"No, thank you," Gretchen said. "That's disgusting!
"Above the neck, Gretchen," Norman said.
The error I noticed is there is no closing quotation mark after the word disgusting.
The book edition I am reading is printed by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 2014.
are you going to write another fudge book?
Im doing a author study in English and I choose yourself I would love to know which of your books to read first also if you could email me I would really appreciate some info for my studies. Thank you Deanna
Born in Elizabeth General 1936, Graduated From Hillside H.S. 1954. Lived on Wilder St which ran into Westminster Ave. Recall the three crashes well. Had a piano lesson just after the third and froze halfway thru it. Hit me then, I guess. Loved your conversations with all the Jewish girls..(I'm Prot.)so sweet/amusing, but so point on. Thanks!!
hi judy I was born in Canada but then I moved to Dallas Texas where Owen Bodnar lives and I really like Owen Bodnar although I haven't met him but that's okay when I read a book I always make sure that the athour is you because I love ur books so much I am going to let you be and try to email Owen Bodnar now. Goodbye
Hi Judy Blume ,
I LOVE READING YOUR Books ! I hope you make a new book or maybe put one of your books into a movie . My favourite book is Tales of Fourth Grade nothing.Also I was born on February 11 2006 !
I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!My favarite one is OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SHIELA THE GREAT and it's my mum's to!
My best character is Libby for some reason.Who's your's? When I'm older I want to write books to!Pleas answer me.
from Flo age seven.xxx
We are reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and heard there is a movie. We have searched high and low and can not seem to find it anywhere. Can you help us locate a copy?
my class has been reading tales of a fourth grade nothing...
its great!!!!! thanks!!!!!!
your a great author
hey i like your book like Tales of a foyrth grade nothing
hi judy what are you trying to put into the world? I was also wondering if authors stay at home.or if they move around the world. or if they go to a company?
I just want to say Thank you. I read all of your books that were out when I was a kid and eventually bought them for my 2 nieces, now I am buying them for my great nieces. they are all such good reads
hi judy, I am doing a report on you and I need to know what to wear as a costume. thanks
I am currently writing this with my 2nd grade students watching me! They are excited to see that I am sending you a message to say hello! We are doing an author study of you! Thank you for writing amazing stories!
Mrs. Rios' 2nd grade class
I am doing a school project on Judy Blume and I was wondering .......
•good websites to find info on Ms.Blume
•Her point of view on her work
•How her experiences influenced her work
•the overall theme of her books
•what is Ms.Blume trying to put out to the world
•inspireactional authors to her
•her feelings about the topics of her writings
•the authors purpose for her writings
•themes ofMs.Blumes books
I just wanted to say starring Sally J. Freedman as herself is the most meaningful book I read this year I love the thoughts and feelings Sally felt
My 3page paper is due June 9th so answers would be helpful any time soon
My 7 year old daughter is a HUGE fan of yours and she has read most of your children's books. I am looking for any event that she can meet you. Any chance that you come to DC, MD, or VA in the future? She would be thrilled to meet you and she also wants to be a writer. Thank you for all you do! :-)
hi judy i was wondering actually wondering a lot of stuff but the main thing is where do you publish your books and thanks for the pain and the great one and freckle juice
am reading In the Unlikely Event (i think for the second time) and it has taken me back to my youth. I grew up in Newark, went to Weequahic High school and had many many meals at Sam Teiger's Tavern. I seem to know almost everything you talk about in the book.
I Jude I think there should be another series of pain and the great one.Mabe it should be called great days with the pain and the great one
I been ready your book freckles juice and learning about you .
Why did you become a author and illustrator...............,,,
I enjoyed reading Freckle Juice. When I told my mom she rembered reading it as a girl. It was one of her favorites too.
Thank you for writing such a great book. Ps my mom has a lot of freckles.
I am reading fudje-a-mania maannn it is really good keep up the good work judy!!!!!!!!! i'm going to read double fudje it looks really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in class we are reading freckle juice and cool zone with the pain and the great one they are really good also!!!!!!
Hi,Judy Blume. can you please make another series of freckle juice books?
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