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Mrs. Melissa D
Dear Judy Blume. Hello, my 4th grade students and I really love your books! We are reading the Fudge series in order, and we are on "Superfudge" right now. The class and I have two "burning questions"...
1. In "Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great," does Bobby Egran notice that some of his models were cracked and glued back together? If so, does he "get" Sheila?
2. In "Superfudge," what exactly DOES Mrs. Muldour do with all those worms?"
Thank you so much for answering us!
Mrs. D and her PA fourth grade class
I got your boxed set for Christmas!It's AMAZING! my favorite is starring sally j freeman as herself!!! I find myself a lot like Sally in a way. I like to make up stories and pretend. Unfortunatley, all my friends have grown out of imaginary games, so I like to play them on my own in my giant backyard. Everyone thinks i'm weird when I have a pretend sword fight with a pretend knight, but it's worth it.
I have a few questions about your books that remain unanswered. For example, What is Douglas from sally j freeman doing at Miami beach when he goes off on his bike alone? is he just casually riding his bike, or does he have a secret?
Secondly, In Iggie's house, do the garbers stay in Winnie's neighborhood, or do they move out? And does Winnie really run away to Tokyo?
Lastly, in Blubber, does Wendy become nice, or do she and Linda stay friends forever and always exclude Jill? Oh yeah, and does Kenny go as an "intresting flenser" for halloween when he is in grade 5 and win a prize?
I hope you are doing well. Thank you for reading my letter!
Dear Ms. Blume,
My name is Zachary Lyle. I am eight years old. I live in Kentucky, but I used to live in Seattle, Washington. I chose you for my author study because I think your books are funny.
The first book of yours that I read was Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. What I liked the most about this book was when Fudge ate Dribble. I like to draw my own comics, so how did you choose your illustrator? I have always wanted to go to New York. What made you choose for Peter and his family to live there? I couldnít believe it when Fudge ate Dribble! Did one of your kids do anything like that?
So now I have a few more questions for you if you donít mind. Do you like art? My favorite food is cake. What is your favorite food? Finally, do you like it when people write to you? Thank you for reading my letter.
I finished reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing and I like it. Its really funny and I like it thank you for writing this funny book
I love your books and I hope you you can write more. I hope I can be an Author just like you.
I've just finished "Unlikely." I am an avid reader and cannot remember the last time I cried while reading a book, especially the descriptions of the reunion. Your characterizations are wonderful: picturesque, believable, colorful, interesting, and on and on. Thank you so much.
Hi Judy! I just finished In the Unlikley Event- could not put it down. It was so interesting for many reasons-and I was drawing parallel after parallel to my present life! My son is 23 and is a private pilot-he graduated from college in May and was in Pharmacy school. He has decided to change course and works towards his commercial license-it was theraputic for me to read about crashes!! My biggest fear- you helped me face it head on! And then of all crazy things an old love from 35 years ago got in touch with me last week here in Centennial-I felt just like Miri!! I am an RN for 37 years-and now I'm aspiring to write. Your writing inspires me! Thank you! Linda
I was 11 years old when my mum got me 'blubber' and I stayed up all night to finish it, I never read anything like it! All your books were beautifully translated to Hebrew and I have been enjoying them ever since. My kids read them now, I still do too. Thank you.
My daughter and I have been reading your books ever since she was old enough to read. And we both still do. Recently I was in a Goodwill store and found your book In the Unlikely Event, which I haven't read yet, so what a great find. But to my surprise, on the second page in, a blank page, it looks like your autograph!? How do I know if it's real? I will never part with the book if it is!! Thanks for all the books you write, Su...
Do you know where I can have my class watch the Fudge tv series online? I used to have my class watch this after reading the books and they loved it. I can't find it anymore.
Thank you for helping me through difficult times. Your books helped me theough a difficult childhood.
20 year ago when i was 10 years old I read tour book are you there god its me margeret. I was hooked from the first page. It was one of the first books I actually liked. I wasn't a huge reader. I struggled most of my childhood with reading. But since that day I have officially read this book maybe 2 times a year since I was 10. Even in my adulthood it is one of my favorites. I am on my third copy. 2 nights ago my daughter (8 years old) decided to pick a book from my childhood favorites book shelf. She picked your book. I am so happy she did, as girls these days are going through changes alot sooner in life. I always wanted to read this book to her as it is a great coming of age story where she can ask me questions. Thank you for writing this book. I am now so happy that I get to read it to my daughter
Kristen Marie and Dylan Theresa
I was just 10 years old when I discovered my first Judy Blume novel....Are You There God, It's Me Margaret. My mother suggested I buy it at my elementary school's book fair. After reading just one page I was hooked. I read and reread AUTGIMM so many times throughout m my preteen and teen years that I lost count. My love affair with reading began with this experience, and with every additional Judy Blume book I discovered, my passion soared. From the Fudge series to Forever, there was always a Judy Blume book that took me away from my struggles and transported me to a place where the characters experienced what I was going through, but somehow found a way to overcome their problem and become better for the experience. That gave me hope. Now, as a 45 year old woman, I still consider Judy Blume to be a mentor of sorts and often look to her for inspiration in my own writing. A self published author of erotic romance, my genre may completely differ from that of Ms. Blume, but I never would have had the passion for reading and in turn, writing, if it wasn't for her. Thank you Ms. Blume!!
Hello,i am Lorraine.i am writing a story too with my teacher.But i don't know any illustrators. Do you know any?Because i like your books and your pictures.My teacher's friend wrote a book and the pictures but i didn't liked the pictures so much.I want to gets some help from you.When i need help can you help me?(I will send letters from this website)
Please, oh, please write another fudge book. He's helareus.
I am a novelist too. I was thinking of you today, thinking of my childhood books. I loved yours and still remember Are You There God,It's me Margarette very clearly. That was a classic.
So I surfed the net hoping to find you. I see you are still alive and well and still publishing. Very good.
Today, I read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing aloud to my 8 yr old son. He's a sensitive kid who frets over what will become of the spider that he sweeps off the swing set. He INSISTED on contacting you to share his thoughts! Since I'm a Mom, I diligently typed them up verbatim...
Two things about the ending of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing shouldn't be there. One, turtles live for a long time so the main characters would have died before the turtle died. Two, the turtle shouldn't have died and they get a puppy that really concerns me that they don't care about the turtle. It's not like I hate your book. I really haven't read it. It's just that the ending shouldn't be like that. P.S. My Mom told me the ending of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
I want to thank you Ms.Blume I read your book Are You There God Its Me Margret three times in my home there were no talks about how a young girls body go through changes.
I would have had a horrible time when I started my period had I not read this book So when it did happen I was calm and I knew what I had to do.
I just want you to know how important that book is to me and I recommend this book to young ladies all the time.
Once again thank you so much for this book you wrote.
Greetings from a fellow children's book author (www.dangutman.com).
You're busy. I wouldn't try to contact you unless it was something important. I don't know about you, but I'm REALLY worried about the next four years, more than anything else about planet Earth. Our president-elect said climate change is a hoax and he's going to rip up the Paris Climate Agreement. His pick for head of the Environmental Protection Agency is Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier. His pick for secretary of state is Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil. His pick for Energy Secretary (Rick Perry) said he wanted to close down The Department of Energy. He's appointing people who are hostile to the very departments they're going to run! He wants to build more pipelines and drill for more oil, gas, and coal. And in a few weeks, he'll control all three branches of government.
We're going to lose four (eight?) crucial years in the battle to protect the future of the planet for our children and grandchildren. I feel helpless, and wondered what a lowly children's book author like me could do to fight back and make my voice heard. I decided the best thing I can do is to get more authors to join Authors for Earth Day. Basically, we do ONE school visit and donate at least part of our fee to an environmental organization. We've raised over $50,000 so far, but we need so much more to support environmental organizations, who will fight back against the powerful people who see no harm in burning fossil fuels indefinitely.
It would mean so much if we could add your name to our lineup. One Judy Blume would be more valuable than a hundred Dan Gutmans. At the very least, I hope you'll check out the Authors for Earth Day web site: http://www.authorsforearthday.org/
are you there god? its me Margaret this book was amazing I have read it many times now. I absolutely fantastic. I think you should write a book about a girl growing up in a village where there is always crowds. one day when looking out to the sky she sees a shooting star
<a href='http://ceritapanasku.com/index.php/category/abg/' title='ABG' > Cerita dewasa </a>Sometimes I feel like relationships consist of telling your same life stories to different people until someone finally appreciates them.
I would just like to take this time to thank you. The first Judy Blume book I ever read was Double Fudge in the third grade, it was my going-away present from my teacher since I was moving schools from San Diego to Vegas. And it's been 12 years since then and I've lost count of how much I've reread the story over and over again. I guess you could say I could very much relate to Peter, especially that one part in the book where he was so angry that he messed with all of Uncle Howie's things in the bathroom. THANK YOU for giving me a door to a fun world with Fudge and Peter. A door that I could enter once I open my slightly overused book. My fingers are still crossed for a Double Fudge sequel(??) But regardless, thank you Judy Blume! God bless you!
Hi Judy Blume!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for being an awesome writer. I love your books because children and adults could connect with your characters. In the second grade my parents divorced and I felt that I was the only child in the world that this happened to. Luckily I found a lot of comfort in my favorite book, "It's Not the End of the World." I read it so many times in those couple of years. I totally connected to Karen in your book.
Now I am a fifth grade teacher and I am reading my favorite book to my students and they really love it. I told them, "You can totally fall in love with books when you find the right ones!" I purchased your series of Fudge, SuperFudge, and Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing for my class library and I'm sure my students will enjoy them and much as I do!
hello judy your book judy bloom tales of a 4th grade nothing inspired me to read new genres i used to only read graphic novels but now the book i read was well good and was funny it had suspense i am writing this to u to show how much i love your book love:tod
Have read all four of your adult novels. Loved all. Summer Sisters is tied in my opinion with Unlikely Event. Great! All were great but those two were the greatest. Thanks, Erv
I just finished In the Unlikely Event, and I loved it! Since I had just started H.S. at the time of those plane crashes (though I don't remember them, but my husband does), the timing of the book brought back many other memories.
The only other adult book, of Judy's, I had read was Summer Sisters. Now I need to read her other two adult books.
Dear Judy Blume,
I love reading your chapter books, they are so exciting! I just got Double Fudge. I love it! My mom and dad loved reading your books when they were kids, too. I got Sheila the Great last Christmas. I hope you respond and have a good holiday! From Georgia PS: What inspired you to write great books?
Hello Judy!! My name is Keri! I am the mother of 6 children and licensed for Emergency Foster Care. I have written a children's book for children who have been removed from their home and taken into foster care. I am inspired by your books and artwork! I'm totially lost how launch my book and don't trust all the sites in the internet so I thought I would try to connect with you! There is such a need for these guys to find comfort in such a horrible situation and I have written a delightful book th help them through this time!
Best wishes and hoping to connect
Thank you- Keri
My name is Rainer. I am 8 years old. My teacher Mrs Gillett has been
Reading us Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My favourite part was
The TV star because Fudge was being naughty and silly. My favourite character is Fudge. I liked how you described Fudge.
My name is Loki and I am 7 years old. My teacher, Mrs Gillett
has been reading Tales of a fourth Grade Nothing. My favourite
Chapter is the birthday bash because all the toddlers were crazy.
Kind regards, Loki
Dear Mrs Blume,
My name is Sage. I am 8 years old. My teacher, Mrs Gillett has been reading Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing.
My favourite part was when Fudge wanted to go on the trike again because he winded really funny.
My favourite character is Fudge because he is winey a lot.
My name is Lucas and I am in year 2. My teacher Mrs Gillet has been reading us your book, Tales Of a 4th Grade Nothing.
My favourite part was when Fudge was on the bike and my favourite character of course is Fudge because he is really funny.
Dear Judy Blume,
My name is Breanna and im 9 years old.My teacher mrs Gillett, has been raadind Tales of a 4th gradenothing.
My favourite part was when Sheila,Jimmy and Peter made the poter because shila was being bossy.It was a veryfun book to read.
is Paolo. Dear Judy,
I`m 8 years old.
My teacher, Mrs Gillett has been reading Tales of a 4th grade nothing.
My favourite part was when Fudge or Fang broke his teeth because it was very funny.
My favourite character is Ralf he is a very fat person and very mean to Fudge.
Dear Mrs Blume,
My name is Aimee Iím 8 years old. My teacher is Mrs Gillett she has been reading Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing.my favorite part was when it was fudges birthday because fudge was ripping up the poster I love all of the books.
My name is Ethan. I am 8 years old. My favourite part was when fudge was at the movies, when fudge was throwing popcorn, pow, pow, and pow. Great book!!!
Dear Mrs Blume,
My name is Sarah. I am eight and a half years old. My teacher, Mrs Gillett, has been reading Tales of a Fourth Grade to us. My favourite part was the assessment for Peterís school because it was rather funny.
My favourite character was Fudge because he is very funny and when Mrs Gillet used her expression, it made Fudgeís voice even more funny.
The way you thought of about Dadís job and the name of the juice company made me happier than before.
My name is jake I like PLAYING SPORT I like reading about fudge because when he gets picked he doesnít ride the bike but when peter get bike he rides . fudge said ďme ride bikeĒ he rode the bike and got two cookies .from jennie.
Dear Judy Blume,
My name is Lucy. I am eight years old. My teacher, Mrs Gillett, has been reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My favourite part was when Fudge was picked for the toddler bike add because Peter had to help get Fudge to move by riding the toddler bike. I like the imagination in the story. My favourite character is Fudge because he always gets up to mischief.
My name is Pragya. I am 8 years old. My teacher, Mrs Gillett has been reading us Tales of 4th Grade Nothing. My favourite part was Fudge says peter because it sounds funny. My favourite chapter was fang hits town because of how it sounds.
My name is Lucas S. I am 8 years old. My teacher is Mrs Gillett. She has been reading us Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
My favourite part is when Peter rode the toddler bike because Fudge wanted to do it as well. My favourite character is Peter because he is not famous.
my name is Angus i am 9 years old.my teacher,mrs Gillett has been reading tales of a fourth grade nothing.My favourite part was party because jennie,sam,ralph were a good mix the biter the cry baby and the fat boy. Anew book could be flaming fudge when fudge has kids my favourite character is peter is peter. Kind regards angus
Dear Judy Blume,
I turned six today and received Freckle Juice for my birthday. I read half of it to my mom and noticed a problem with pages 19 and 27 (that even she didn't notice). Sharon's recipe is returned to Andrew at 3PM from Miss Kelly and Andrew is then picking up the keys from his mom at 3PM. I hope you find this useful. Happy to help you edit any new kids book!
your books are so fun to read. I want to thank you for all the books you did for the kise
Dear Mrs. Judy Blume,
My name is Ajani and I am 9 years old. I love your Fudge series and I would love to read more of them. I finished reading them two months ago and they are sooo GOOD that I am reading them over again. Fudge is my favourite character and I would love to see him do more naughty things and get into adventures. Also,could you please make Sheila less annoying and rude to Peter and Jimmy. I am looking forward to reading more about Fudge and his adventures.
I hope you write more books for the series,
Dear Judy Blume,
You're an amazing author! I absolutely love your books and think tha your stories are really exciting!! My personal favourites are: Are you there god? It's me Margaret and Deenie. My mum loved your books and still does! She thinks you're an amazing author as do I! Write another book!!!!
Kindest regards Ines
Hello MS. Judy first of all I want to tell you how I found out about you, I was at my school library, because I needed a book to read since I'm involved in book club and a friend of mine showed me your book and I want to tell you that I love your book forever but I am not satisfied with the ending I want to know about what happens next because this book can't end like this please can you email me back to answer my questions because I want to know what happens next does Kat and Mike come back and meet in the winter etc. I have more questions that I want to ask you please I need to know.
I hope to hear from you soon
Dear Judy Blume,
You're a very busy lady, and I understand if you won't be able to answer this. But I wanted to tell you that I really love your books. I am probably your biggest fan. I have all of your books, but I have some favourites: Deenie, Double Fudge, and the one with Sally J. Freedman. I also like the one with Karen, when her parents get divorced? And the one with Stephanie.
To make a long story short, I really love your books and I wanted to let you know that you inspire me to love reading and writing.
Sincerely and love,
Dear Judy Blume, I am Daphne and I am eight years old. I live in Taiwan and I love your books. My favorite is Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I like Sheila but Peter is better because Sheila is kind of annoying sometimes. Also, who does Fudge think he is? He's so funny. Right now I am reading Blubber and it is great. I know you are really busy so don't worry about replying.
My friend and I are writing a children's book and we were wondering if you could give us any hints or advice. We are Jouniors at Mountain View high school. If you could respond,that would be great, if not that's okay too.
Elizabeth & Lila
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