Judy says:

Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful notes. I only wish I could respond to each of you personally. But in order to start a new book I need serious thinking time, which means less time for e-mail. Hope you understand. Just want you to know that my assistant and I read this guestbook every day, and that your continued love and support are a constant inspiration.

 

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Hometown: Chicago - Posted February 19, 2018 10:22 am
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Maureen

Thank you Judy, on behalf of girls and women, for braving changing the status quo, a fierce supporter of non-censorship, for giving us new role models from your characters who became our friends.

Hometown: Greenville - Posted February 16, 2018 2:50 pm
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Isaac

Dere Judy Blume my name is Isaac.I have 2
brothers and 1 sister i love them all.I am doing an author study about you.I have read your book freckle juice i liked it the book was very funny.I admire you a lot.Can you send back a letter of information about you so i can read it to my class that would be nice thank you.

Hometown: greenville - Posted February 16, 2018 10:56 am
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sean

I am 10 years old i go to Greenville elementary and i'm doing a author study and i chose u and i plan to read freckle juice and can u send some information that i can share in class.

Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ - Posted February 14, 2018 9:02 am
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Pat Carroll

Hello Judy! I can't believe I'm 61 years old and didn't realize you grew up in Elizabeth! I did too, as you can see from above. I just began regarding "In the Unlikely Event" and already I am enthralled with the references to Goerke's, Levy Brothers, Battin and Jefferson. (I graduated from Battin in 1974...to me always a travesty that it was all girls). Anyway, I'm so excited to begin this journey with your book! Thanks for the Elizabeth memories!

Hometown: St.Paul - Posted February 13, 2018 2:28 pm
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Patti

Ms. Blume - having long admired you, and having many, many women of all ages,and our daughters, friends, nieces, etc. cherish your work, I want to know if you would consider coming to the Twin Cities to do a presentation to raise money for Firefly Sisterhood, a nonprofit dedicated to matching women newly diagnosed with breast cancer with women who had a similar diagnosis and come out the other side. In three years we've made 600 personal, one-to one matches - but we need to go state-wide with this vital service, at the least, and for that we need funds - hence having you as a speaker and thus raising money to expand our services to every woman in MN and beyond. Thank you for considering our query.

Hometown: Framingham - Posted February 12, 2018 10:11 pm
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Alissa

I want to same belated happy birthday Judy your books were inspiration to me growing up it made me want to be a writer I have written for newspapers and done public relations articles but my passion is writing poetry and children's books which I haven't yet published but will do so and think of your books off and my birthday was two days ago as well it was February 9 so happy birthday and thank you for helping myself and my classmates smile me read when we ordered your books

Hometown: Monmouth Junction NJ - Posted February 12, 2018 2:57 pm
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Anne

Dear Judy:

Many more happy and healthy birthdays!

I had the pleasure of meeting you during your In the Unlikely Event Tour. As a member of your first generation of readers I laughed out loud when you mentioned that you've been asked to write a book about Margaret going through menopause.

As I get older my memory isn't what it used to be. I however remember reading so many great authors as a child-you of course, Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, E.B. White. You especially gave me the gift of reading which has carried me through the ups and downs of life.

Enjoy your 80th birthday. Thanks for the impact you've had on generations of readers.

Fondly,

Anne

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada - Posted February 12, 2018 2:48 pm
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Patricia

Happy Birthday, Judy Blume! And thank you for all the fun reading bait you supplied me with throughout my career as an elementary school teacher. Every single child I ever taught caught the reading bug from listening to me read your Fudge books aloud to them. Fudge and his friends and family reached them all: the overly busy boys, the timid little girls, the boisterous loud talkers, the brainiacs, the "school is boring" contingent, the English as a Second Language students, the learning disabled, the jocks in training, the reluctant readers and ME! I never tired of reading your books aloud. The more I read them, the more I loved them. Fudge was just so funny! He cracked me and my listeners up all the time. So thank you from me and all the students Fudge inspired to become independent readers. And maybe even potential future writers...

Hometown: Michigan City - Posted February 12, 2018 2:26 pm
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Heidi

I just learned today that you are a fellow Aquarian! I first read Are You There, God...? when I was in fourth grade. I was hooked. You have been one of my favorite authors for over 30 years. Thank you for sharing your beautiful imagination with us and for all you do to fight against censorship. Happy Birthday!

Hometown: Orange County - Posted February 12, 2018 10:12 am
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Roz

When I was a little girl, maybe 10 years old or so, I wrote to you after reading your book, and you wrote a letter back! Yes, snail mail, real letter! I just want to let you know how much that meant to me as a little girl. ...and now, as I reminisce, I have tears in my eyes. So, many years later, I just want to say thank you.
And, after listening this morning on NPR... Happy Birthday!

Hometown: Sturgis - Posted February 12, 2018 8:46 am
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Michelle

Happy Birthday Ms. Blume!
I still have one of your books from when I was 12!

Hometown: New York City - Posted February 12, 2018 8:07 am
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Janet

Happy Birthday, Judy. Today, February 12, would have been my mother's 110th birthday but she died at age 72. Like you, I straddle many eras where women were kept ignorant about their own bodies. But, we persevered. I continue to do so as well, in memory of my talented and intelligent mother who, despite my having battled on her behalf, was denied education, medical and psychiatric care from adolescence to old age, including after the birth of her last child when she was 44.

If she could know that her only daughter at age 82 and her younger son at age 65 were in the process of trying to develop a TV series together ... what a kick she would have.

At 12, I was a confused, unhappy, very intellectual and sensitive child. It took a long time to lose the confusion and unhappiness. Thank you for helping girls on the edge of puberty to appreciate themselves as valuable, achieving and, in years soon to come, lovable women.

Happy Birthday, Judy! Blow out those candles with gusto.

Hometown: Marion, Iowa - Posted February 11, 2018 5:08 pm
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Ruth

Dear Judy,
I wanted to tell you that I love your MasterClass. It is thoroughly enjoyable. Also, it was weird that I glanced down while I was on my stationary bike, a bike I ride nearly every day. And there was your book, Summer Sisters! It had been there for several years. I freaked and naturally, I dusted it off. I've now started reading it. You'll have to forgive me. My housekeeping isn't the best (and it was in the basement!). My mother had received it from my Aunt Rae and it found its way to my possession. Anyway, although I'm already 54, I'm eagerly writing and finishing up my first novel. Take care,
RuthM

Hometown: Burlington NJ - Posted February 11, 2018 11:48 am
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Gauri

I'm making a presentation about you on your birthday I hope you like it.It would be nice if you can come to my school in NJ.

Hometown: NEWTON UPPER FALLS - Posted February 10, 2018 8:04 am
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Helen

Dear Judy Blume,
I recently read your book: Are you there god? It's me, Margaret. Once I read it the first time, I had to read it again and again. I think it really speaks to kids my age. Also, I want to be an author when I grow up. Thanks for inspiring me.
-Helen

Hometown: Ottawa - Posted February 9, 2018 8:22 am
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Lisa T

Dear Judy,

As a pre-teen in 1980, I was a huge fan. My favorite remains "Are You There God? It's me Margaret". Sadly to say, I was shy and chubby. My 5th grade class used Blubber as a "manual" to do to me everything they did to the overweight girl in the book. Obviously, not all "awareness" efforts have their desired effect. They can backfire with horrific consequences if the readers aren't given guidance via reflection and discussion. I hope to God today the book is "studied", and not merely read, by pre-teens.

Hometown: Cambridge - Posted February 8, 2018 1:43 pm
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Wendy

Hi. I am someone who was 9 months old on Feb. 11, 1952 and living in one ot the apartments in Elizabeth that was destroyed by a plane crashing through it. Iím writing a memoir and wondering if Judy might talk or meet with me to tell me her memories of that time and the memories she gathered in her research for the book about this episode. Thanks.

Hometown: Lake Forest, IL - Posted February 5, 2018 1:12 pm
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Heather

Dear Judy Blume,

I read with interest your comments on censorship and couldn't agree with you more. Having been raised by parents who never minded what I read and encouraged me and my siblings to read everything, I find censorship as annoying today as I did when I first understood what it meant.
Your books have meant so much to me for over 35 years. I kept my well-worn, tattered and beloved paperback copies of everything you wrote, knowing I would pass them to my daughter someday. She's just about there.
I have always wanted to tell you how much I loved-and still love-your stories and characters and am so grateful your books were around for me to devour. I have re-read them all dozen of times, and always find something new, probably because I am getting older and see them through maturing eyes, but the memories I have of being a pre-teen, a teenager and beyond, reading your books for the first time and finding the characters instantly relatable is a wonderful stroll down that lane.
Thank you and sending you much xoxo and admiration!
HK

Hometown: Middlesex Borough - Posted January 31, 2018 1:52 pm
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Sherri Bardarik

Dear Judy,
I am reading In the Unlikely Event and I love this book. In the book there is a designer of stocking that you added and I looked her up on www.google.com and I found the stockings on www.ebay.com I think this is so neat. I have read your kids books for many years. I don't know how many times I read Super Fudge but I loved it. PS. You are my favorite Author. Take Care.

Sincerely,

Sherri Bardarik

Hometown: Moore, OK - Posted January 31, 2018 11:43 am
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David

Hello and greetings, Mrs. Blume. I don't know if it is an odd occurrence that a parent comments to you through this website, let alone one whose school-age children have since reached adulthood, but I am here nonetheless. In truth, I seek your knowledge as I am searching for a book title, that I am hopeful you may remember, as it was written about 1980ish. It is a preteen to young adult fictional story about the death of a sibling. It centers around the older of two siblings, a early teen girl, with her younger brother having a terminal illness. Mom and Dad are supporting characters, but forgive me that I do not remember any of the principle character names; only the premise of the story.
I know I am asking a lot but I have fervently tried every other resource I am aware of, with no fruit for my efforts. I figure a successful author who wrote through the 1970s - 1980s and who continues to write today, would remember the works of a fellow colleague or competitor.
By the way, thanks for Blubber. It was my first story about bullying I have ever read and remains the best.
Kindest personal regards to you!

Hometown: Istanbul - Posted January 31, 2018 4:06 am

3B

great book series!

Hometown: Reading, Berkshire UK - Posted January 29, 2018 2:50 am
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Louise

Dear Judy,

Thank you for your books, they are wonderful.
No other writer has ever had the ability to completely capture and transport me the way you do. I think you are magic and I am grateful for your stories. I have never been able to be so completely absorbed in a story as I have with yours.

I have just re-read Tiger Eyes some 35 years after the first time I read it!! It is incredible how a book can be so timeless and yet remain as relevant and fresh. The fact that your stories can traverse the young and the not-so-young like me is a true testament to your writing.

Summer Sisters is my favourite book ever.
Thank you.
Kindest Regards and Best Wishes to you xx

Hometown: Elizabeth NJ - Posted January 28, 2018 10:14 pm
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Sandy

I now realize that we were living on the same street in Elizabeth, Shelley Ave. if you went to Victor Mravalacj #21 you had to walk right past my house as you lived closer to Magee Abenue. Was wondering if we had same teachers. Hoping we can get in touch to relive the past. I know you ended up in Key West and I came to New Orleans. Any communication would be great Thanks

Hometown: Germantown - Posted January 28, 2018 9:01 am
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Trent

Your books are amazing! Although I have moved on to more advanced books other than yours, they are really what inspired me, and got me into reading. Thanks so much for your amazing books and hard work!

Hometown: vikburg - Posted January 23, 2018 8:34 pm
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cat

I love your book's so much

Hometown: India - Posted January 23, 2018 11:35 am
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Ranjit

Hi ma'am,
This is Ranjit from India, I don't know what it is but I felt connected to you since I saw your master class teaser and I thought if there is anyone who can read my short film and review it; it has to be you.
Warm regards or at least say hi.

Hometown: Simcoe ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:27 am
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Mylee

My class and I just finished your book Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing.I loved your book. In class we have book bags in mine I have otherwise known as Sheila the Great. It is so far really good. Please make more books about Peter and Fudge.

Hometown: Simco, Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:26 am
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Mackenzie L

Hi Judy I am in grade 3 and my class just finished tales of a forth grade nothing and I loved it so I am dieing to read more.PS you are my favorite othor

LOVE:Mackenzie Jan.23 2018

Hometown: Simcoe - Posted January 23, 2018 11:24 am
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Claire

Hi Judy i'm Claire my class and I just finished reading Tales of the forth grade nothing. My favourite chapter was My brother the bird. One of my favourite parts was when sheila had to crawl on the ground to find Fudge's teeth. I hope you will make more books soon I would love to read them. I hope you have a great day bye.

Hometown: Simcoe Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:22 am
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Kaydence

me and my class reared tails of the forth grade nothing I loved the Book.

Hometown: Simcoe Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:21 am
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Peighton

Hi Judy Im peighton me and my class just finished reading tales of the fourth grade nothing.It was really funny.My class is doing a play of different chapters in tales of the forth grade nothing. Im playing peter. Write more Fudge books.

Hometown: simcoe. on - Posted January 23, 2018 11:20 am
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Jack.w

Hi my name is Jack we just finished reading your tales of a forth nothing book. I thought it was awesome because when Fudge Peter and Shelia and jimmy went to the jungle gym , and Fudge pretended to fly like a birdie. What is your favourite hobby instead of writing? What's your favourite book that you wrote? What got you interested in writing? What made you think about Peter and Fudge? You are my favourite writer...when I get older I'm going to read all your books. What is your favourite thing about writing. By

Hometown: Simcoe Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:16 am
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Rowan

Dear Judy Blume

Hi Judy I'm Rowan I like the Book the fo
urth grade
nothing can you make more books like that with Fudge and Peter\Petah

Sincerely Rowan

Hometown: Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:14 am
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Ethan B

Dear
Judy

Ur Fudge book is very funny and were doing Drama and I'm acting as my favourite character Fudge on My Brother the Bird.

sensnsely Ethan D

Hometown: Simcoe Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:13 am
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Durrah b.

Hi.Me and and my class read your book Tales of the
fourth grade nothing. Can you write more books
about peter and Fudge.I Love to read your books.

Hometown: simcoe - Posted January 23, 2018 11:13 am
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Cat lover27

Hi Judy. I really like your books. my favourite book is tales of a fourth grade nothing. My real name is johnny

Hometown: simcoe.o - Posted January 23, 2018 11:05 am
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damian s

Hi Judy my name is Damian can you make a Fuge book i like them so munch by it has bin a good time toking to you by.

Hometown: Simcoe Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:05 am
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Sadie L

Hi can you write another book about fudge in Outerspace at 9 or 7 years old.I love your books.

Hometown: Manchester,Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 11:04 am
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Ronan.G

Dear Judy
I really love your books if you do make more Fudge books it will make my day.

Hometown: simcoe - Posted January 23, 2018 11:02 am
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corbin.f

we just finished a tale of a forth grade nothing I liked when jenny did a twinkle.

Hometown: simcoe - Posted January 23, 2018 11:00 am
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keya

Hi my name is keya i love tales of a 4th grade nothin thanks

Hometown: simcoe.o - Posted January 23, 2018 10:56 am
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quinn.g

hi Judy my favorite is fudge he is silly

Hometown: simcoe Ontario - Posted January 23, 2018 10:55 am
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Mr.fish/ niklas

Hi Judy can you please make a new book about
fudgie and peter. I REALLY LOVE YOUR BOOKS please make some more. Also can you make another series please.

Hometown: simcoe - Posted January 23, 2018 10:52 am
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Paige

Hi judy, how are you me and my class was reading tales of a forth grade nothing it was the best book i ever read and do you have any pets? Anyways if you do i have to large dogs ther names are taya and tritan.

Hometown: SIMCOE ON - Posted January 23, 2018 10:44 am
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jayden.a

HI JUDY I LOVE YOUR BOOKS THERE ALWAYS BASED ON TWO KIDS THAT DONT REALLY LIKE EACH OTHER . I'M JUST SAYING YOUR BOOKS ARE AWSOME

Hometown: Plano - Posted January 22, 2018 2:39 pm
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Sheila

Dear Judy,

My memories are filled with the happiness that your books brought to me as a child. It takes true talent to take people into another dimension. My deepest thanks for sharing your gifts with myself and others.

Sincerely,

Sheila

Hometown: UAE abudhabi - Posted January 22, 2018 7:42 am
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Aseel y

Hello Judy,
how are you?
You are beautiful .I wish l Could be a good author like you
I like your book going ,going,gone!
With the pain and the great one
I wish I can meet you one day
Best regards
Aseel

Hometown: Albuquerque - Posted January 19, 2018 8:25 pm
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Raquel

Hi I finished your book are there god it's me, Margaret. It is so good I hope you get this you should to a series on this book like. Her in 8th 9th so on so forth it would be great for girls that age for them to connect
Sincerely Raquel ps am 11

Hometown: Rio Rancho - Posted January 19, 2018 3:16 pm
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Mylae

Dear Mrs Blume,
I want to encourage you to keep writing. Though you may not know it you inspire every girl and boy to reach for the stars and not be afraid of who they are. I've read your books and they are beautiful. As a fan though could you write another middle grade book so I could read it.

Hometown: Highland WI - Posted January 19, 2018 8:44 am
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Riley

Dear Mrs. Blume
I've been a fan of your books for a long time now and the characters in your stories are always interesting. There is a project that I am working for my school where you have to research the topic of censorship and talk about it to the class. I was wondering if you would be able to help me out with it.

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