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Dear, Judy Blume.
I'm learning to drive a five speed. I've been really terrified. Today I told myself if I could get to the Goodwill I would reward myself with a book. Well, I made it with only one person yelling at me. Accomplishment. I walked into Goodwill like a queen. After pilfering through the shelf I spotted five of your books. My heart leapt. I was very limited on money, but for .47 cents...wow! When I got to the counter the lady told me that Goodwill changed book prices and they would be 1.27 apiece. My heart sunk like a boulder in a lake. "Oh. Okay. I have enough for only two." I picked out 'Tales of a fourth grade nothing' and 'Superfudge'. I left after feeling humiliated by counting all my change out in front of a line of people and left with my head down. A moment later I heard, "Ma'am. Ma'am!"
I turned to see a stranger running at me.
"Did I forget something?" I had tears in my eyes from embarrassment and just wanted to go.
Sbe held out 'Blubber', 'Superfudge', and 'Iggie's House'. Tears really welled up now and I gasped.
Choked up I asked if I could hug her. She let me.
What that lady will never know is I have been trying to have a baby for four years. I have a chest I'm filling with books for my future kids. My faith chest. I've always dreamed of reading Judy Blume to my children...
Now when I see these books I'll always remember the lady with curly hair...an angel running to me across the parking lot. I took this as a sign that God will let me read Judy Blume to my children one day.
I will tell them this story.
And when they see these books an angel bought for them...they'll see what I do. Blessings come when least expected.
I love the Tales Of AFourth grade nothing book!😄
Hi!I love your books.We read your fudge books and I LOVED them.You really do bring the story to life. I've read a few others like The Pain and The Great One and Freckle Juice.I loved them.I also have Deenie ,but I'm not old enough so I'm waiting.And anyways ,I'll have to end the letter,so bye!!!!!!!<3
I Hi Ms Blume,
I am 43 years old and I have loved your books forever. Your books, Super Fudge, Tales of the fourth Grade Nothing, Than Again Maybe I won't and all the rest have been apart of my childhood. I have not read your books only once but at least 50 times each. I really love the story lines and how you make it so real. Thank You for letting me grow up with You
Ms. Hohenberg's Super Star Students
Dear Judy Blume,
Our class read Freckle Juice and we loved it! Thank you for writing all of the amazing books, especially Freckle Juice! We also loved all of the pictures! Thank you for being an awesome author, great person, and for making terrific books. We can't wait to read more of your books. Ms. Hohenberg, our teacher, loves your books!
Super Star Students and Ms. Hohenberg
Hi Judy, I am wondering somethings about your family. I am wondering how many kids you have, do you have any sibilings, and how many books you have written. By the way I am a very huge fan of your books. Also I am researching about you. If you get a chance please, please, please email me back. THANK YOU!!!
I love ur books they are amazing
I just finished "In the Unlikely Event" and am sitting here sobbing. It was THE BEST book I have read in a very long time. SIMPLY AMAZING. You touched a place in my heart and I thank you for that. PS...I am a former flight attendant!
I love your books! Please write more books with Peter Hatcher. Also, does Peter resemble anyone you know is so how and how does Peter resemble him/her? Also maybe you could write a book when Peter,Fudge, and all their friends and family are all grown up and married; so basicly what happens when they are all grown up?
hi mrs.blume. I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! espeacialy blubber
If you are ever in my area please let me know. I grew up with your books and I would love for my daughters to meet you. I live in the Northern Va area near Washington DC. I cannot tell you how much your books made me laugh and I have such wonderful memories to share with my girls because they are avid readers themselves.
Hi Ms. Blume, my name is Alex. I a, in 3rd grade at Corona, Queens. My teacher reads us your books everyday. I have a question for you about Otherwise known as Sheila the Great: my question is why didn't you out a title for any of the chapters? And My teacher is great to read Judy Blume's books.
You are an awesome writer.I have read many books of yours.
I LOVE YOUR BOOKS
Hello judy. I Am a biiiiiiiig fan of your books. MY FAVORITE BOOK OF ALLL IS *drum roll* blubber. it was great. I am now on double fudge. yeah. well, ok bye.
Dear Judy Blume,
I have read 9 of your books and they were awesome,very interesting,words in the books stood out to me.Because of you I like to read,I like to express myself and share.In a way they encouraged me to do and try many things.I'd love to see you one day,you inspire me a lot.
Hi, it is Cayley
I really like your books. Are you going to write any more books? I hope you do!! Thank you!!
Hi, it is Cayley
I am wondering how many books you have written, if you have any sibilings, and how many grand-kids you have. Please email me back if you can. Thank you!!
While sitting at my dining table in my quiet condo,I just finished reading In the Unlikely Event. Tears are in my eyes as I sit here and think about the story. Thank you....
I have a complete Judy Blume Diary. Its the only diary I kept - the rest I burned because I was too embarrassed to see what I wrote in them. This one is actually a little cute. I was 16 and 16. Its beautifully written even if I do say so myself. I would love to publish it, with names changed to protect the not so innocent, but I think you would get a giggle. It's so full of teenage angst. It's on your pages but in my writing. Let me know if you're interested.
NPR says "'There's no Judy Blume book' for how to respond to a request for naked images, Nancy Jo Sales tells Fresh Air with Terry Gross."
Maybe it's time there is one. You've handled many issues quite well in your works for young people. It's a new era with new issues.
I love your books so much,even my mom likes your books.I don't have a email yet,but I am at Christa McAullife School.Also I am a student there.
Hi,Judy Blume.I will like you to make a story about 2 kids(boys)who wander into the woods which lead them into a strange and magical place and they can't find their way back home.And on their great journey back they meet some weird friends who help them on this long and dangerous quest! Judy my sister is the one named Phae.She's your #1 fan.I'm starting to like you too.I'll be tring to find your books that are for my age .Well for now Judy I better be going to watch the Oscar awards with my family.Bye-Bye!
Just finished N THE UNLIKELY EVENT. Had to tell you that you got it ALL right - those years - you brought back memories. Then going into the internet and reading your essay about you and Mary. That was me and Harriett -
Many friends of that era gone - you wrote:"...to have someone to remember with you."
Yes. Such a need.
I chatted with you once in an elevator at an SCBWI conference in CA. Thanks for all you've done for children's writers -
Hi,Judy!My name is Phae.I have a very important reason I'm typing to you.I just need you to write another STARRING SALLY J. FREEDMAN AS HERSELF book,except for Douglas is the main character.
And I'm writing a very special book for you.Got to go now I'll explain in another note.Bye for now!
Just wanted to let you know that another generation of children have discovered your stories about Fudge. I read them to my children in bed before they went to sleep and now my son has grown up and become a teacher and encouraged his class to read them and of course they love them too.
Dear Judy Blume,
Hi I'm Taylor. I have read so many of your books and watched so many videos about you. It would be my dream to meet you but I live in California. I really hope you get this. Thanks a lot. By the way I've read Deenie, Are You There God It's me Margret, Blubber, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, and Super Fudge.
Dear Judy Blume,
Hi. My name is Jordan and I am 9 years old. I really really love your Fudge books. The first one I read was ďTales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.Ē Then I read Sheila the Great, SuperFudge and Fudge-a-mania. My mom reads them to me as a bedtime story. Now I just started ďDouble Fudge.Ē
I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS. Why donít you ever show Peterís birthday? And why donít you have any pictures in your book? (because itís more fun that way).
And I just want to let you know that I live on the upper west side - in 165 West End Avenue - Lincoln Towers. Thatís West 68th Street - really near where Peter from the book lives.
Itís so great that I am writing to you. I hope you can write back.
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I am reading "In the Unlikely Event" and it is so riveting and heartbreaking. Thank you very much for an amazing story.
Im a rader of your books. I just started reading them and guess what!!!... Its the first book I've ever read myself and really enjoyed. Im on Page 150 in "Are you there god, its me, margret. Im very inspired by you. I was wondering how you write books and how you came up with the great ideas you have to make kids like me "LOVE" your books. Hopefully you can get back to me soon. I know how much fan mail you must get a day. Your very popular.
DW Long 5th grade BOB students
Dear Mrs. Blume,
We like your creative and exciting books. Fudge is awesome because he is hilarious!
Where do you get your ideas for your books? Are your books based on real characters? We wish we could write just like you.
Can you write a book about Fudge getting older? What about a book about Tootsie being like Fudge when Fudge was young?
Thank you for writing these amazing books that kids all around the world like to read.
DWL 5th grade
DW Long 4th BOB students
Dear Judy Blume,
We love your books! We want more books.
Will you write another book from Fudge's perspective please? Also, we would like another book about Fudge when he's older.
Can you tell we love Fudge? How did Fudge get his name?
We want to keep reading your books because they're creative and make us laugh.
i love al of your middil grade books and i not am a big fan of reading but your books are the best. I would love it if you rote more boos like blubber,iggles house,tales of a forth grade nothing and dieenie. at my school i started a new trend of reading your books. And all the teachers are saying that book was a great book. please let me know if you are writing a new book(not for adults) thank you sophie
Hey my name is Miracle and i am reading Here's to you, Rachel Robinson and i am on page 44 and it is the 1 top book that i have ever read besides Double Fudge and Fudge
just keep being the one author I love the most.
Mrs. Myers' Third Grade Class
My class just finished reading, "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing". Here are some of their comments: "Awesome", "Funny", "Sad", Turtle was awesome!", "Fudge was annoying and funny and cute", "Best book ever!"
We really loved it!
Mrs. Graham's Class
We just finished reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. We loved hearing about Fudge's unique adventures. Many of the students are excited to read the other books in the series.Thank you for helping to motivate our young readers and writers!
your double fudge is so good i a doing a biograhpy on u
Hi my is Haley. I chose you as my author for our class author study because I love your books and I love Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I am 9 years old, I live in Kentucky, and I am funny.
The first book I read was Fudge-a-Mania. What I liked about the book was when Peter ate a fly and was a part of the I.A.A.F club. I have questions for you for the book I read. How did you come up with this book idea? Also how did you come up with the characters? I have some questions about you. What was your favorite author when you grew up and what was your favorite subject in school? Also when is your next book coming out and how old were you when you started writing?
Hi Judy Blume I just got finished reading tales of a forth grade nothing at school it was a very funny book to read....now I am starting to read another book of yours called fudge-a-mania so far I am on chapter 2 chapter 1 was funny when Fudge kept saying pee-tah instead of peter that was my favouite part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also my favouite part in the book tales of a fourth grade nothing was when the dad poured the cereal on Fudges head cause he was acting like the family pet dog it was very funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello Miss Blume, Tiger Eyes has always been one of my favorite books by you and I've been wondering for almost 13 years: Did Davey ever get to see Wolf again?
I just started In The Unlikely Event and the second paragraph says "...dials her fifteen-year-old daughter, Eliza, at school, but gets her machine". This is 1987. I find it "unlikely" that a 15 year old would have a cell phone in 1987. Help! I can't get past this. What was Judy thinking?
I was watching @Midnight last night and while I can't remember the context of why the answer was ''Are You There God, It's Me Margaret (going through menopause' - I thought Brillaint! You YA books first came out when I was growing up and how amazing it would be to revisit some of those characters as they aged like your readers. Who did they all grow up to be?
I lovw fourth grade nothing with my class we are reading i love it
I LOVE A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING
February, 9th, 2016
Dear Ms. Blume,
Hello my name is Jack and I am a third grade student at Johnson Elementary School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. I am a big fan of your books. I first chose your books because my second grade teacher recommended them. So I read them all the time. You are a very good author.
The first book of yours I read was, Double Fudge. I enjoyed reading it because it was funny. My favorite part of the book was when Fudge tried using his fake money. This made me wonder how you get your ideas for writing. I have another question too, when did you first start writing your books?
Thank you for reading my letter. I like writing books like you. How did you get your books published so other people can read them? Also, do you have any other books that are going to be published soon?
Thanks for writing great books,
Mrs. Holsinger's second graders
We thought Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was AWESOME!.Our favorite part was "Eat it or wear it"! We can't wait to read more of your books.
i hope you're well
i'm sending this message from a far far away destination.Iran
i have read a lot of your books in Farsi ( Persian )
and i just love them(fudge series).
love you,you give me so much good energy when i read them.
have a good day.
Just finished"unlikely event",enjoyed it immensely .It was nice to take a stroll down memory lane and remember what was. Thanks for the tour.
Hi I am a huge fan I am in 6th grade we do this thing where we read books and we take quizzes and earn points. My teacher destroyed my day so it all started when she saw me reading Are you there God? It's me Margaret. I was all happy when she said THAT BOOK IS TO LOW FOR YOU!!!!! according to her I was about to cry and then she asked why do I read those books I didn't respond but I did in my head I said WELL I READ THESE CUZ THIER INTRESTING AND I LOVE THEM
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