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Dear Ms. Judy,
I want to thank you for your great books, I love reading them and they have really great storylines, I would recommend them to nearly everybody! Have a great day! May God bless you!!!
Dear Ms. Blume,
I loved your books as a young reader and have fond memories of reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing so I'm reading it to my son who is 9 and about to start 4th grade. I was really uncomfortable about the descriptions of Ralph in the birthday party chapter and how his being fat is used for comedy. I like to be honest and open with my son but there were lines I didn't read out loud because I don't want him to think it's okay to talk about another person that way, let alone adults talking about a child. I respect your integrity as an author and I wonder if you have considered a rewrite, rewording a few lines so you're not fat shaming a child.
Hey Judy! I have always followed your footsteps when I first read your books! I wanted to create my own book as well! But, it's getting kind of boring writing it. What should I do? Should I change the topic (I actually like the topic though), or should I just keep writing and see how it turns out? I already started it, but I run out of ideas everyday!
Hello Judy! I recently visited your sweet bookstore and so want to thank you for taking the time to visit with me and autograph your books - even though you were on your way out. I would love my kids/students to say hello to you and chat with you for a few minutes. If there is any way we could Skype with you, that would be so amazing!! I want so badly for my students to meet wonderful authors - there's just no replacement for it!! Many thanks and hope we can work out something
Hello Ms Blume,
Another 30 something that loved your books as a child. Thank you for many happy hours. I still think about your characters sometimes.
Another Elizabeth in NZ
Dear Judy Blume,
I enjoy reading your books and would like to become an author. I am beginning to write my own book. Would you like to give me ideas to how to create a good storyline? It is about a unicorn. Who looses her magic powers. It takes place in a magical forest. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time!
Dear Ms. Judy Blume,
Hello. It is so nice to talk to you Judy. My name is. Nadia. I just wanted to make a suggestion. I just read your book, Deenie and I wanted to just tell you that I liked it very much and if you can, can you write another Deenie book, Please. My sister says that she wants to read ď Are you there God, Itís me Margret. I canít wait. Thank you and have a nice rest of the day!😀
I just want to say that your books have helped shape me as a person. I grew up reading them, and I will still once a year read one of your books! I am now a teacher, and I encourage my students to check out your books at the library. Do you think you will ever write Allisonís story from Just as Long as Weíre Together? Stephanie and Rachelís stories are two of my favorites, and even now as an adult, I still wonder what an Allison story would be like. Thank you for giving us these wonderful characters and stories. Theyíre pure magic.
I love your Peter and Fudge books. Can you make more books about Tootsie, and when she's five and four? I wonder what she's like when she's five. I also love Blubber.
Dear Judy Blume,
My name is Fuzail Khan and I have just recently read you book called Double Fudge for my school assignment and I need help to write a 12 line poem about this book.
Dear Mrs. Blume; I have been a fan of yours since elementary school when my teacher introduced me to your amazing book Superfudge. I am a fan of your other books as well but Superfudge was the start of my love of books. I wish there was a movie. I loved the characters so much and to see them come to life would of been even better. I was just wondering if any body wanted to or if you even think about making one even now? Thank you for your stories there better then tv.
Thank you so much for your MasterClass lessons. I began your series last week and was immediately drawn in. Your remarks about catharsis and conveying the feelings of a situation helped me so much as I contemplate the final big revision of the manuscript for my second novel. Priceless.
God bless you!
Having grown up in Newark and graduated from Weequahic High School In the Unlikely Event really hit home. Lived on Williamson Ave in Hillside then Keer Avenue in Weequahic section of Newark. However, didnt sled on Wyoming Avenue. If my memory serves me (and it may not) it isnt a hilly street for sledding. A Zwillman lived jup the street on Keer Avenue, loved The Tavern and Sam Tieger (always ate lobster there).
Hi Judy! I read your novels when I was a child and preteen and wow what a difference they made in my life! Books have always been my escape. Deenie was an especially important novel for me- I received my scoliosis brace at 13 years old and having that book really made me feel less alone in that experience! My best friend just had her first baby and I canít wait to get her daughter your novels when sheís of reading age, the stories you have written are truly timeless. <333
I have always wrote short stories like you when I was going to school I stories I remember writing a story about me taking Roger Staubauch place being Quarterback and we won the game.
Right now I am working on a book and I am thinking about taking your master class out of all the authors as far as childrens books I like your ideas and actually my character wrote me a letter so with that Thank you now I have to give James Kristopher Claus sometime
Are you going to write another book?
How did you get the idea to write Frecke Juice?
What was the title of your first book and when did you publish it?
Hi Judy ,
I think you should make a book about mermaids.
Hi Judy ,
What is your husbands name?
From Ethan aka Bob the builder
How many pets did you have in your life
How many books have you written?
Hi Judy! I don't want to reveal my name but I just want to say I love you Fudge books! Thanks for reading this!
What were your kids names?
As I wrote this, I am in my car, on my way to work, listening to your Masterclass chapter on Ďrejection.í Thank you for the insight, and encouragement. Rejections in life, I have had a few, and none literary :-) so Iím not too worried. The blank pages do stare back however, but thatís another tale. Thank you again, Iím more determined than ever. Your voice cuts right through my insecurities, and I cannot wait for the moment I get home and start typing. You are inspiring to me. THANK YOU!
I'm back. LOL.
Sorry, I read your side bar and I thought, "I want to be a future author one day, and maybe this is my chance to help take a step."
So I'm here to give you ideas. It's ok if you don't use them, but sense I know this is what girls want.
A girl that lives in the country, but longs for New York, girls in her classes call her a, "City-Girl-Wanna-be" One night, she decides to run away, she comes across another girl that's running away to the country. I guess the verdict for this story is, "The Grass Is Always greener on the other side."
2. A bloging story. Bloggers. Whats not to like? has friends all over the world, interviews famous people, posts random outrageous posts. It's all fun and games Until virus's come, internet bully's, scammers,and hackers! the internet is scary!
I love all the fudge books! I hope you make some more books for girls soon! I really love them all!
Yvonne (Zoeís Mum)
In 1982, when I was 12 years old, I found your books on a shelf in a library run by a nun in my all girls Catholic school, and soon became addicted to the stories. The nun thankfully never realised that your books included snogging; she was just happy that girls like me suddenly loved reading fiction!
Now, more than 35 years later, I bought my 11 year old daughter ďAre you there God? Itís me, MargaretĒ, and we are reading the story together. I have to say that your fiction is timeless, as Zoe loves the story just as much as I did all those years ago. Zoe is about to start her new secondary school and we feel that you could be describing our life. (Her Dad even attempts to garden like Margaret's Dad does in the story. )
Thank you so much for your wonderful work. Your ability to make a daughter thoroughly enjoy reading a book with her mum is simply priceless!
Dear Ms. Blume,
My name is Kaitlin, and I am nine years old. I am an avid reader of your books. My favorites are "Blubber" and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." I am doing a school project called "The Living Museum" where I get to choose a famous person to learn about and dress up as. I chose you because I admire your work, and I love to read and write and hope to be an author like you one day. I read the "Who is Judy Blume" book and am amazed by everything you have accomplished in your life. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors and students? I can't wait to read your new book!
I am a second grade teacher and we have been reading our Soupy Saturday as readalouds. The kids are loving them!!! We are in the middle of writing persuasive letters to people. Our class decided to write one to you. I wanted to take a picture of it, however I am unable to attach it here. Is there a place I can send it to?
I'm extremely excited to take the Master Class but it will have to wait, I'm in school with a very limited budget. I enjoy the way you write, and the trailer on the masterclass website was great, very funny and engaging. I've been writing for years but only for work; audit findings, reports, but nothing for pleasure, so that is where I need help. I need to find a switch that will turn on the juices.
Thanks for your time,
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heyyyyyy sister judy pls respond you are reall cool! have a good life
Dear mrs. judy blume,
I am doing a project in class about an author and i chose you. im reading your book fudge-a-mania.
Its a very nice book.
Where did you grow up? and do you have any sibblings
hello i'm camila and i love all of your books in my school we are doing a project of your books and i love that we are doing these projects cause i love your books.
Dear Judy I remember all your books so fondly and essential to my earlier years. Now at 43 I have bought them for my 9year old daughter. She, i am glad to say, loves them too. I dare not tell her I am slyly retreading them all again when she is in bed asleep.
Thank you for the joy of your books and that reassurance in my younger years. You were a blessing xx
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Hi Judy. I read all of your books and made book reports but OtherwiseKnown asSheila the Great. I'm doing it now, andI can't find the information I want. Also there is no Picture in web that I can use except book covers. I hope you will write me back soon.
I really really really really really really wanna be a writer, soooooooo. Can you give me some tips?
Hello Judy I am doing an Author report on you.I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. Please email me back if you have a chance.
My second grade classroom has been reading Soupy Saturdays and love the characters!!! They are excited to read more books in the same series. I am excited to read your adult books this summer! Thanks for the great stories. Love Mrs. Skinner's second grade class!
Iím reading Letters to Judy even though my kids are grown. Iím fascinated by families and by whatís going on in kidsí heads. I thought Iíd heard of every syndrome, situation, and the support groups to match, but the chapter about kids whose older siblings are doing drugs and stealing was like a punch in the stomach. I was that kid at age 10, in 1970: the shame, the anger, the secrecy.
But you know what affected me most? My impotent, clueless parents. Seeing them helpless facing my acting-out siblings was like walking on scaffolding at a construction site. I had no firm foundation; I had to walk carefully, or Iíd fall through. Itís affected my life ever since.
I recall one worthless family counseling session and Iíve been in individual therapy, and I talked about it in therapy, but it wasnít Ďtil I read L2J that I realized that this is actually a *thing*. It was like a thunderbolt. So, yeah, 30+ years later, your books are having an impact you never couldíve predicted.
I love your books
You're books are awesome.
I just finished reading DEENIE and it was like reading about myself. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 12. I wore a full body brace for 3 1/2 years, 23 hours a day. I was diagnosed with thoracic scoliosis when I turned 16 and had to have an emergency spinal fusion, because my spine was not only curving but was twisting - which caused my lungs and heart to be fatally affected. My first spine surgery was in 1979 and since then, I have had 10+ spine surgeries due to degenerative disc disease. I have another spine surgery coming up this Summer 2019. Right now, 2/3rds of my spine is fused.
Judy, Thank you for writing books about scoliosis!! I would LOVE to talk to you about scoliosis affect from teen years through 55+ I think it would be a great book for you to write. I hope to hear back from you.
Dear Judy Blume, my name is Jaykie well thatís not my real name but I keep it confidential. I am in middle school. I like your books they are what people would say in the 70s radical. I have been reading them since I was five. What I do is stand up for LGBT rights. I gave a presentation on treating LGBT better, because of my work next year my school is sending me to China. I need your help I work hard on getting rights for LGBT. If you could help me do something to get the message out that we are all equal then you would make the world a better place. You are one of my idols. My other idol Michael Jackson said ď If you want to make the world a better place take a look at your self and make a changeĒ. I really love that quote. Thank you so much for your time. I really love your books. Sincerely, Jaykie
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I am a 2nd grade teacher at Carteret School District. I was born and raised in Elizabeth too! Every year, I read your book, Freckle Juice to my class, we discuss each chapter and complete activities about it. They love it!
Ms. Massella & my 2nd grade Bilingual class!
Dear Ms. Blume,
I am a first grade teacher in Baltimore. One of my small groups is currently reading Superfudge. We love the book and think it is hysterical. How did you come up with the idea for Fudge? He is so silly and we love how he bothers Peter. A lot of friends feel for Peter because they have annoying younger siblings too. Some of them said younger siblings are not annoying like that. Thank you for writing such a good higher level book that even my firsties can relate too!
Hi Judy Blume and her assistant!
I read all of your books Ms. Blume and I want to request another Fudge book! I definitely think there should me more books, here are some ideas: when Fudge breaks his arm, starts First Grade for the first time,im not sure but whatever plot is is, Ms. Blume will make it super hilarious! I am such a big fan and your books are so relatable and funny! Could you make another book on periods and bras and going into puberty? thanks!
hi i just read your tales of forth grade nothing and i am in fourth grade too
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