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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
I add a message butit didn't Show up in your guestbook. I wanted to learnis thereaproblem. If there is, I can write my message again.
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
Dear Judy Blume,
I love your book Freckle Juice. I read it and I loved it. I love books that have the word secret. I wanted to read your long books but I just chose to take the short one first. I heard you're still alive. Can you come to a country called Kenya and we meet for tea? I am a border in a certain school called Mount Kenya Academy. It is located in Nyeri County.
From: a girl called Paloma (entered by teacher Mary Hollowell)
Hi Judy Blume its me Rey. I,m the one from New Prospect Elementary from GA Atlanta. I know how it feels for people to think that someone is wierd, I do understand how it feels
15-20 years ago, I was asked to give a presentation about what I wanted to be when I grow up, or someone who has inspired me. I chose you and my mom wrote to you and you wrote me back . You even named a character after me in Double Fudge. I have finished college now and I went to school for science, but I still want to be an author ďwhen I grow upĒ. I recently went to thank my writing mentor, an learned he had passed from cancer. I wanted to make sure I got the chance to tell you how much your writing inspires me and how much your interactions have meant to me after all this time. Thank you for taking the time to make my dreams come true. Youíre such a rare breed in a world that no longer values genuine connections. Thank you for taking the time to enrich my life and inspire me. Iím finally getting serious about writing again and I hope we can still be pen pals. <3
Greetings from the Bahamas! I just recently read Summer Sisters and I was reminded of how much I love your work! I loved the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Series, Tiger Eyes, Deeney! I thank God for you - you provided me and many of my friends with so many good loves, laughs, and identifiable experiences through your books! Now I am sharing those same experiences with my children who are finally old enough to enjoy some of the titles that I did when I was there age. Thank you so much Judy! You are truly a gifted writer. Also, if ever there were a part two to summer sisters, I think the world would enjoy it! Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
I have immense respect and admiration for you. I was surprised and delighted to learn that you were a classmate of my mom at Battin High School for girls in Elizabeth. I was born in Elizabeth. We moved to California when I was 4 but I have many memories. You have lead a life of great purpose!
hi! your stories are very memorable and nostalgic for me. thank you for doing all you have done. i hope you are well!
Judy blume i love your book are you there god its me margaret its my favorite book.Also judy blume can you come to california im dying to meet you.
Dear Ms. Blume,
My class and I wanted to write you to tell you how much we have enjoyed your stories this year. I usually start the year off with "tails of a forth grade nothing" but, that wasn't enough for my class. They begged me to keep reading the rest of the series. Every time I finish a book, they want to read it during independent reading. I personally wanted to thank you for being such a great author and making my students love reading. We know you live close by in NYC. We would love if you would come by to meet us. We are just a quick drive over the river.
Thank you so much!
Mr. Clarke and the ALK 3rd grade class.
Your books gave me my first love for reading! Thank you so so much!
I grew up reading the whole fudge Series Thank you was a big part of my life Thanks again and P.S. write another Fudge book with him being in High School and peter in College
I love you.
i love all of the books you made
hi i love your books
Dear Mrs. Blume,
It has been an honor and a privilege to read your books over the years.... But the biggest privilege of all all is watching my kids enjoy them as much as I have... Iím so excited and happy that they feel the same love as I did when I was a child reading and getting engrossed in your stories .. Wanna laugh??? I find now Iím re-reading them again; I find it more humorous than when I was a child... I see some of your books are autographed, I would love to meet you at your next book signing. Iím a stay at home mom and I have so many great ideas too.. Anyway, long story short.. Iím going on 47 and Iím in love with your amazing books even more now!!!
Just thought that youíd get a kick out of my story..
You have gotten me laughing through a childhood that unfortunately didnít have a lot of laughs..
With Love and Admiration,
My name is Michael Apfel.We are reading Fudge-a-Mania in class and I would like to know why you chose the name Mitzi Apfel. I think it's very cool that you used my last name. I really enjoy the book so far, thank you for writing it.
My earliest memories of reading, and the opening of the world of imagination, are of your books! They will always be a part of my life. This note is to say thank you. I'm so grateful that it is your work that will always be a component of my childhood. Thank you for your courage to write what was in your heart. Now it is in mine.
Hi Judy Blume,
I really like your Fudge books. Can you write one from the perspective of Flora and Fauna?
I may be late to the party. I've read none of your books. It's a shame. I learned about your writing and work through the lessons in Masterclass. And may I admit that you have a fan in me. I loved hearing your perspectives and your candid admissions of encountering failures and discovering characters, stories, and determination. I can't wait to begin reading all your books. I may have missed something in my childhood. But I am sure I have something to keep me entertained for the rest of my life.
Sending you my love and more exciting vibes for your book store.
To my favorite author growing up, I used to read your books and lock myself away... You have gotten me through so much pain and laughter that was essentially the cure for me... My parents wondered where I was, and I was in our local library.
Iím a 70ís baby.. So for me, your books were my lifelong friends...
Iím now a mom and Iím trying to introduce your books into their lives, they donít get it..Ughhh
Can you please bring something that will return your genius and genuine gift to deal with the age we are dealing with?
My name is Chance. I was wondering if the snail mail address was a good address for fan mail. I have read all of the books. I started in elementary school and just finished the most recent one after a 6 year hiatus from reading. I stopped reading after elementary school and I wish I didn't. There has been a lot of great books published since then. I am catching up though! Thank you for reading.
My best to you and yours,
I have double fudge, it is a very nice book. I just wish I could have more, I can't seem to find any more in the store for some reason. It's so hard to find good books these days, I really like to read books, especially funny ones.
I'm 37 years old, a bookworm since age 4, and Just As Long As We're Together is still in my top 5 books of all time!! I recently got a new hardcover copy and was wondering if I sent it to you, it could be signed? Thanks so much!
Hello Ms. Blume,
My name is Michelle Salermo and I am a steward of a Little Free Library in the Elmora Hills section of Elizabeth, NJ.
My husband and I are both teachers in Elizabeth and we began this Little Free Library in order promote literacy in our community.
So far the Library has been stocked with books that have been donated from community members. It has become so popular that we are adding a second box soon and we even added a bookshelf inside our community center. For the book boxes my husband and I repurposed old newspaper dispenser.
I would like to know if it is possible for you to donate some of your books to add to our Free Little Library. It would be amazing to have some titles from someone as famous as you who grew up in this city.
I wanted to say thank you. You have been my wife's favorite author her whole life and she was speechless when she got to meet you last year when you came to Case Western Reserve and signed her copies of your books for her.
I wanted to do something special for her on her 40th birthday coming this spring. As I am here typing, I can see on your post you are extremely busy with your new book. So I am not sure if you are touring at all close to Ohio so I could come and get another book or something signed by you with maybe a happy 40th in it. If you are and maybe your agent could email me dates, I would be extremely happy to be able to bring again to see you.
I am just grateful for you reading this and again wanted to say thank you for writing what you wanted and not what society said you should. After going with my wife and listening to you, I am a fan. Thank you again.
From a new fan and married to a life long fan.
Judy Blume The Kingís School
c/o Yearling Books Publicity Department Mill Hill Lane
Monday, 11th February 2019.
Dear Judy Blume,
I have read a lot of your books now and I have loved them all. My favourite so far is ďItís Not the End of The WorldĒ because it shows how to, even if something awful has happened, never give up on trying to make things right again. What is your favourite book which you have written and why?
If I was wanting to be an author when I grow up, what advice would you give me? I have entered three times into the 500 Word competition, however never got past the first round, which actually made me quite upset and annoyed. If you re not familiar with the 500 Word competition, it is where a lot of children any age writes a story about anything they want; however, it has to be no less or now more than 500 words. What advice can you give me if I was to enter the competition again?
I have read five of your books: Blubber, Iggies house, Are you there God? Itís me Margret, Itís not the end of the world and Deenie and I have enjoyed all of them thoroughly. The book that I am currently reading written by you isĒ Then Again, Maybe I WonítĒ and so far, I am really highly rate it. Are you thinking about or writing any books at the moment?
I would really appreciate it if you responded to my letter because I would love to know the answers to the questions I have asked you. Thankyou for taking the time to read this letter.
I love all your books and for an author study at my school I picked you for it and I was hoping you could make a book like my life where it's a girl who is has very bad ADHD and OCD with a very complicated life thank you!
I am a 42 year old English teacher in Melbourne, Australia. I spent my teenage years devouring your books, and it brings me immense joy to now share them with my own two sons, as well as the classes I teach.
I must tell you an incredible story: my son, Benjamin, spent the summer with his best friend, Gracie at our beach house. As she was swimming one day, he noticed one shoulder seemed higher than the other. Having read (and loved) 'Deenie', Ben suggested to Gracie that she may have scoliosis.
Her parents have since taken her to the doctor, and specialists, and yes, our dear Gracie does have scoliosis and is about to undergo surgery to correct this.
Whilst it is obviously distressing for Gracie and her family, we are all so grateful that Ben knew what to look for thanks to YOUR book.
The power of literature, the power of great stories; you have given so much to your readers over the generations, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Hi my name is Jenny I love your books a lot I've read almost all of them. currently I'm reading tiger eyes and I love it! I was just wondering if you are planing to write more young adult books because I really enjoy them.
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I wanted to thank you for responding to my student's request for info. There is no greater thrill for a sixth grade reader than to hear back from an author personally. I'm sure I speak for many an English teacher who counts you among the most influential authors they have read. Be well.
Dear Mrs Blume , I am a student at Iselin Middle in Woodbridge NJ. In our digital Literacy class we are creating a podcast on any topic. I had alsways loved your book Deenie and I related to it a lot. For my project I would love to interview you or write a letter to you. I currently am working on my letter and really hope that you can reply. Thank you for your time and keeping inspiring us with your books 🙃
i think you should write more picture books some people like all lot of those i really would love them
My 4th grade class just got finished reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. They loved it so much we started to read Superfudge yesterday. They all wrote letters to Judy Blume explaining what the loved about the book. I want to send them to Judy Blume. Can you please send me an address to which I can send them to her?
4th Grade teacher
Grace S Beck Elementary School
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