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My students completed a "Reading like a Fan" unit. My 4th grade student chose to read and study your books. We focused on noticing your style and craft through story elements. I hope you enjoy reading their fan letter below, as much as they enjoyed reading your books!
Dear Judy Blume,
I picked you as an author to read. I read part of Superfudge, part of Fudge-a-Mania And now am reading Double Fudge. I liked in Double fudge when you talked about what vegetables do to your body. I also like Fudge because he is funny. For example he was funny when he stood on the table in the classroom. Do you write about people that you know? Do you name your characters after people you know?
I wanted you to know how grateful I am to you for making my childhood so happy by reading your wonderful books. America has always held a fascination for me and to read books that were set there made me actually feel as though I were there! Oh how I wanted to be friends with sunny Sheila Tubman. You made all those characters come to life in my young mind but to write adult books that also had that same effect on me just proves what a talented writer you are. I was so upset when I found out I had missed you when you came to Waterstones bookstore in London. I would have waited for hours to see you. I just hope you know how many lives you have touched with your writing. What a truly wonderful gift you have given to the world. My childhood hero and I thank you from the bottom of my heart x
Happy birthday Ms. Blume
Hello I just wanted to say how much I loved your book are you there God it's me Margret thank you for writing it
Ms.Tracy's Kindergarten Class
Dear Ms. Blume,
Our teacher has been reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to us. Most of us have younger brothers and sisters who act like Fudge. We are enjoying your book as we learn about characters, setting and retelling major events in a story. The story makes us laugh. Currently, we are on chapter 7 (The Flying Train Committee).
Thank you for writing great stories.
Ms. Tracy's kindergarten class (Ellie, Erica, Sammie, Rosie, TJ, Zack, Ayden, Graham, Sawyer, Ms. Tracy and Ms. Darla)
Dear Judy Bloom,
My name is Sharmiki. I love you and I love your books. I know you don't have time to respond to the guest book, but I just wanted to write to you and tell you your books are amazing. I always wonder how you came up with name Sheila for your character. I'll be looking at your website. Keep writing your books. That's great!
I have never read any of your books, and I'm virtually the opposite of what may be any perceived target audience, but I'm so very impressed and inspired by your generous words of wisdom and encouragement from Masterclass, and on this very page, that I feel almost like I know you. Thank you so very much.
I love your books
Hi Iím Hadlee I think you should make a Dennie 2 when she gets her brace off and how she feels and if she is dating buddy
I love your Fudge books! My favorite book is double fudge. Thank you for writing great books!
Dear Ms. Blume, We are all (husband, two boys, and I) such fans! I read your books to myself and now to my children. Our cruise is stopping for one day at Key West. We would just love to come to Books and Books to meet you! Any chance you'll be there on Sat. Feb. 9th? We're keeping our fingers crossed!
Thank you for everything you've written. It's made such a difference.
Hi, I am Lena. I am the biggest fan of yours. I have a question for you, can you make me one of the characters for a new book. Also, how many books have you written?
Your biggest fan,
Hi Judy, My name is Caren and I teach 4th grade. One of my students noticed the publication of one of the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing had a slight variation, and was wondering why it got changed. In chapter 3, page 19 it states "I learned to stand on my head in gym class." However, in the other copy it states "My Grandma taught me to stand on my head when I spent the night at her house." One publisher is Yearling, while the other is Puffin books. My student wrote a letter to the publishing company to inquire about it. I just wanted to share. Your books make a huge impact on everyone who reads them, including the ones who notice the slight changes!
Good morning. My name is Robin Zanoni, my maiden name is Robin Ramm. I grew up on Winding Brook Way two houses away from you and your family. I recently got Master Class as a gift from my son and his girlfriends. I watched one of your sessions and really enjoyed it. I am a third grade teacher in West Orange and thought many times about contacting you to see if you could speak at our school.
I am not sure if you are doing these author visits at this time but, Judy, I would love to hear from you and discuss this possibility.
Robin R Zanoni
Dear Judy. My school does a wax musam in 5th grade every year. I'm in 5th grade now so I get to do it. I got chosen to be you! I looked on your page about you and got alot of stuff! But i need help, I need to know some of the other things you did as a child or teenager. If you could help me that would be awesome, and its ok if you cant because i dont need it badly. No pressure.
Hi i'm Riley and i'm 11 years old in 5th grade. My grade is doing a wax musam and we all get a famous person from now or the past. I had got you. So i get to do a whole essay on you, But i need to know some things that you did as a child or teenager. I looked on your biography and got stuff,But i need some help. Please tell me so i can know.
Dear Mrs. Blume,
My son and I have just finished 'Sallly J. Freedman as hersel' which is my absolute favorite book of yours. We read all of the Fudge series when we was 8 (he's now 10), and now we're ready for some more drama level books . We also live in New Jersey and will be on the lookout for any speaking events. Thank you for all of your stories.
Rachel (Summit, NJ)
Hi i am Avalon and i am in 3rd grade. I am doing an author study on you in school. I wanted to ask a question. I want to become a writer when I am older. What are some good tips you have, and why did you want to become a writer?
Avalon PS:I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!
I wanted to personally thank you for Forever. I am a middle school teacher, and this book has served me well over the years. The girls play it off well, but they always gravitate towards this book. Thanks for being brave enough to be bluntly open and honest. I know this book is serving them well too. Thanks, again.
Mrs. Ziegler's Class
We are hoping you eat more pancakes... to write more Fudge books! We have an idea that your next book should be about Peter as a grown up with a daughter who is enthusiastic like her uncle Fudge. Her name should be Lolli. Get it? Lollipop... like her aunt Tootsie. We thought of a title, LOLli (we capitalized LOL because Lolli and Fudge provide LOTS OF LAUGHS!)
We felt like a part of your family and wanted to thank you for inviting us into your NYC apartment.
Will you please write another book? Maybe Fudge can find his shoe on the subway 17 years later? Or maybe he and Lolli wipe mashed potatoes on the walls just for fun? or maybe Fudge still counts cheerios every morning as an adult?
We would love to help you write new chapters! We will start working on our ideas ASAP.
Love, your favorite Fudge fans (we like Peter too, he always gets left out).
Dear Ms. Blume,
I wrote to you way back in 2015 when I believe I was in 4th grade. I am currently in 7th grade and I still LOVE your books. I do have a question for you, and I do know that you are really busy and don't have time to answer everybody's emails and letters but I have to ask. At the end of Staring Sally J Freedman as Herself you comment that you where like Sally, confused by the end of the war, being a Jew. And in most of your books important characters are Jewish. I don't have a problem with that, I'm Jewish myself. I sometimes have a problem with people bullying me for being Jewish. Do you have any solutions for me? I still really really love your books. My Aunt Lisa sponsors the Book fair in Miami Florida and once while you where there my cousin when to the bathroom and you where there she politely nodded hello to you. I think that it was really funny that she didn't realize who you where. Any way thanks for your amazing books!
I am not sure if you remember me, but I sure remember you! I was a colorist at Robert Stuart Salon. In 2008, I was pregnant with my daughter. I spoke with you offer about our mutual joy of reading. I shared with you how I treasured your books growing up. You do kindly gave me a signed copy of your new book, and I devoured it! Well, my daughter is now 10, and she is reading your books. I am writing you as she is doing her book report on Blubber!! She is adding in her book report that she met you once in her mummys belly. The joy to share my love of reading with my children now is so heart warming! My 9 year old son mostly likes hockey books.. But I'll take it.
Thank you so much for all the joy you brought to my like, and now to my daughter's.
You should make a book when Allison is the main character,because you made one with Rachel the main character and Stephanie the main character.
Hi Judy (or whomever is reading this email),
I just finished reading "Forever" for the second time. I fell in love with it when I read it five years ago in high school, and I fell in love all over again when it read it this week. It's honestly one of my favorite books and I will forever keep it on my shelf. This is definitely a book I will pass down to my future daughter.
Could you sign it for me, please if I sent it through snail mail?
My name is Solveig. Last night I read your book "Dennie", and really liked it. But I was wondering what happened at the end. I understand Dennie didn't change out of the Milwaukee brace, but I need more then that. Such as, how was her treatment, did Denise's mom finally accepted her condition, and did Deenie become a Orthopedist? I know you are very busy and probably aren't going to respond, but if possible, please do. Deniee was the first book by you that I read, and I am going to keep reading your books. Thank you so much for writing these books. They are very inspiring,
I recently looked you up again because I released my first children's book in December. I remembered how much I enjoyed your books when I was growing up in Michigan, especially "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." I was happy to find this page to leave you a message and let you know in some small way how much your books touched my heart. It's rare to find authors who can write in such a personal and relatable way as you do. Thank you for helping me to love reading when I was younger; it's part of the reason I went into journalism.
Hi Ms. Blume! My name is Izzy, and I write an authorís column for the Montague reporter, and I was wondering if I could interview you for it! I love your books! They are so funny and cool! -Izzy
My name is Veena Nagaraj and I am writing you from Battle of the Books Club from Nashua NH (Main Dunstable Elementary School).
The club has 8 - 10 years and are big fans of your book series.
It would be honor and dream come true for the kids to meet and speak to the author (via skype).
Please let us know what would need to happen to make the meeting happen.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
I think your books are very funny. I canít pick a favorite. I love to read. Before I wrote this message to you I was reading your ďWho isĒ book. I asked my mom if I could write to you. I want to be a writer when I grow up. I wanted to know if it is hard to be an author? I know you are busy. You inspire me and it would be cool to hear from you. Happy Holidays!
ITUE: Riveting. Couldn't put it down. I just have two plot problems:
1. Daisy Dupree Ė If she didn't have female parts, then she didn't go through puberty. Didn't she notice she wasn't menstruating? Wish you'd given us the name of Daisy's condition.
2. The plane crashes. All three planes had the same engine, but the accounts say that that engine was in nearly all commercial aircraft. So why weren't other planes crashing? Why incoming and outgoing at Newark?
Nonetheless, you do a good job of conveying that yes, coincidences Ė both lucky and tragic Ė do happen, what religious folks believe notwithstanding. Loved it, and all the rest.
Dear judy blume,
I really loved your book "here's to you rachel robinson "it is one of my fav book i really love to read it again and again but i just want to request you is can you please make a part 2 of "here's to you rachel robinson" because i would love to know that what happens next like did rachel and jermy date, what about charles, does alison and charles date, and is robinson family a happy family now, i am really looking forward for this book. Lots of love from India🇮🇳❤.
I love your imagination. I love Your writing.
I have enjoyed reading about what peter and fudge have been getting up to. I have read all the fudge books and want more! You are a very talented writer! I love your fudge books♡♥
Hi Judy Blume,
I just watched your 23 lessons on Master Class, and wow was I blown away. Your guidance, notes on your process, advice, challenges, and everything in between, was truly life changing. I will cherish your advice forever. I grew up on your books. They shaped me, inspired me, and helped me grow as a curious young woman. I have been inspired to take a trip to The Keys to visit your bookshop. I can not wait.
Thank you for everything you do, and have done. You are a total genius and I look up to you immensely.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Jenn, from Montreal
Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing was read to me in elementary. I have been a teacher now for 24 years, and I have read the Fudge books to every one of my 24 homeroom classes. I was ecstatic when you came out with Double Fudge. My class is currently on this book, and they wanted me to ask if by any chance you would write another book for this series. I have former students to this day ask if I still read the Fudge books to my classes. I love the way your writing flows. It holds the children's attention, and keeps them wanting more!
I love your writing so much...I know youíve probably heard that kidrillions of times. Iíve just read your book ďForeverĒ and it got me in tears. Iíve thought long and hard about what might of happened after the finish of the book and itís killinng me! I would be absolutely saved if there was a second part. I know you wrote this in the 70s but there are still so many people that appreciate it! Maybe you could right a sequel...unless the suspense is part of the package. Probably. Please, please one day right the sequel if you can. Thanks for being such a great writer, youíve changed my life!
Dear Judy, I am a big fan of your book my question is what is your favorite book you wrote?
From a fan, Patience
Hi Judy!! I grew up reading all your books as a child. One of the greatest and most memorable gifts I recieved was the Judy Blume Diary. It was so meaningful to me that as an adult, I purchased one for my little sister and later one for my own daughter. I now want to give one to my granddaughter for Xmas, but they are no longer available. I was just wondering why. Thank you so much!
Dear Judy bloom I just want to thankyou for wrighting tales of the forth grade nothing. It was a amazing book. Though the best part is when Fudge went on a tv commerical and peter didnít now Fudge is on tv and peter is justa fourth grade nothing. And the most thing I like abo and I hope I can do this again
Mrs. Steele's Grade Two
Dear Mrs. Blume,
We have a couple of questions for you:
Did your son, Larry, swallow a turtle like Fudge did in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing?
Grade Two at KELSET Elementary School
This is SUCH a long shot - but I really need to try.
My coworker Kate is a HUGE fan of your books and is now about to have a baby. We are putting together a baby shower for her at work and I was wondering if there was any way you would be able to send a quick 30 second video for her?
It would be amazing.
Thank you for your time,
hi, Mr.s Blume, I am doing a authors project on you and I would love if u could email me back so that I could ask u a few questions for my project sincerely Gemini
Hi, my name is Gracie. I am 14 years old and a HUGE fan of your books. I absolutely love how relatable they are. A lot of them seem to mimic my own thoughts and feelings. Reading your books has inspired me to write my own and, if you get a chance, I'd love to hear some advice on the publication process, or any other aspect of writing in general. Thank you so much, and have a wonderful day!
Dear Judy Bloom. Iím reading tales of a fourth grade nothing with my class. So far my favorite character is fudge. I like him because heís like my five year old brother that messes almost everything up. Peter is like me because iím in fourth grade and iím nine. I love your books!
Dear Judy Bloom
I love your books my class is reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing . I look forward reading another one of your books. My favorite characters are Peter and Jimmy those are my favorite characters.
I love your work its great. I hope you make more books.
Dear Judy Bloom,
I love your books there are so funny and I can not stop reading them. At my classroom Iím the only avad reader,sometimes my friends in my classroom call me,ď The Bookworm girl,íí Because there is some times I will have my nose in a book extremely when it is raining or cold I like to just cuddle up in a bean bag and read.
Dear Judy Blume books my favorite one is The tales of The Fourth Grade Nothing . My favirote characters is Fudge,Peter,and Jimmy.Shiela really sounds like my aunts kid shes really mean to me everytime but her little brother is really funny and nice to my little brother,me, and my little sister.Jimmy is really like my cousin he sticks with me every time. These books are really just like my family.I love your books thank you for writing these books.
Dear Judy Blume ,
you are a very good at makeing books and i make books to they are very fun to do also i like Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing and i like Dribble peters turtles and fuge is sometimes a buthead well i kind of like fuge just like a tiny bit also the funny part was when fuge put mased potatoes on the wall and then said eat it or Wear it and then put it in his hair and this part was at Hamburg Heaven.
I am reading your bookĒ Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingĒ with my class.I like it and when we finish the book I am going to read the next one.I would just like to say thank you for writing your book.You are amazing.Iím a big fan of you.
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