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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.
me and my class reared tails of the forth grade nothing I loved the Book.
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.
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
Dear Judy Blume
Hi Judy I'm Rowan I like the Book the fo
nothing can you make more books like that with Fudge and Peter\Petah
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
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.
Hi Judy. I really like your books. my favourite book is tales of a fourth grade nothing. My real name is johnny
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.
Hi can you write another book about fudge in Outerspace at 9 or 7 years old.I love your books.
I really love your books if you do make more Fudge books it will make my day.
we just finished a tale of a forth grade nothing I liked when jenny did a twinkle.
Hi my name is keya i love tales of a 4th grade nothin thanks
hi Judy my favorite is fudge he is silly
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Hi Judy: I'm a "Lawrence/Larry" just like your son and your "Tales of a 4th" book dedication. In fact, as a kid, I always though you dedicated them actually to ME. Just a short note to say how much your writings have meant to me in the last 43 years, or so. I am now a union lawyer (for 25 years) living in Florida and I read your books to my children daily. I have a 9 year old boy and a seven year old girl, and as I'm sure you've heard before, both genders relate well to your wonderful writing. Your stories are as relevant now as they were to me in 1974--maybe more so as I see my kids laugh out loud at "Fudge's" antics. Thank you so much for being so important to me and the world and now my own family. YOU made the world a better, more understandable place with what you shared with us. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Hey, I'm Amira from Beirut,Lebanon. I would like to ask you 3 short questions for my book review of your book Forever, because it is one of my best books. I read it 2 times and it was amazing. Anyways my questions are:
1-If you would like to change anything in this book, what would it be?
2- Why did you choose to write this book?
Also, I've been reading a lot about the time when you wrote Forever which is in 1975. And in 1975 sexual intercourse was like not a good idea to choose, so
3-why did you chose to write in 1975.
Please write another fudge book
When you were writing Chapter 19 of Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret, had you recently been reading, or reading about, Charlotte Brontë and her novel Villette? Or were you, perhaps, thinking about Brontë and the autobiographical incident in Villette of Lucy Snowe, the Protestant English ex-pat in Belgium who went to confession in a moment of intense inner turmoil when you put Margaret’s ‘Project Belgium’ together with her similar entrance into the mysterious confessional booth? Was this a playful and creative allusion for other Brontë enthusiasts to pick up on? Apologies if you’ve fielded this question many times before, but I’m just now getting up to speed on your work.
I was born in 1962 but never read Are you there God? until yesterday. When it was first published in 1970, I had recently moved with my family from Olympia Fields, IL to Westport, CT and was soon (unbeknownst to me) about to be moving again to a suburb of LA. I was aware that other girls my age were reading it and whispering about how it actually contains the word ‘menstruation’. But, because I was experiencing menstruation as a lonely nightmare (beginning shortly after I turned nine), it was the last topic I wanted to confront in fiction, where I sought escape from rather than merciless reminders of myself. It has taken me this long to overcome that aversion, and I’m glad I finally have. It’s a wonderful book. Although I was more of a Laura Danker in some respects, I was definitely a Margaret on the religion front. Not because my parents had different backgrounds (they were both post-Protestant), but simply because I grew up in a religious vacuum and had to learn from my friends that I wasn’t Jewish and that I wasn’t Catholic, which left me with no idea how to make the God I somehow presupposed feel present. I wound up with a PhD in History of Religions and am still asking, Are you there God?
Anyway, what I’d really like to know is whether and in what ways the Brontës may have informed your life and writing. If they have, have you ever written or spoken about the Brontës? I’d be very interested to read anything you have had to say about them.
Krista Ovist (US expat in London and Brontë Society member)
I’ve been a fan forever!! The first book I read was tales of a Firth grade nothing!! Loved it so much, it meant so much to me I wanted to live in Peters world too.I been looking for more books for my nieces, one is in forth grade and has boys doing what boys do tease.i going to get her your books to enjoy and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the entertainment.
I adore you Judy. I just finished reading ‘Starring Sally J. Freeman as Herself’ to my 7-year-old daughter. I read it when I was a kid. I have also read her all the Fudge books. Your writing is able to capture the feelings of my daughter (and my own) in a way that is just amazing. I hope to meet you someday. Thank you for all you do!
Thanks for writing Are You There God It's Me Margret. It really helped
Hi Judy. I am a grade 3 / 4 teacher in Cache Creek BC. It has been a rather difficult couple of years for our community as we have had a major flood and then fire that caused our community to be evacuated as well as some of our families to loose their homes. I remember being uplifted by Superfudge as a child and I thought that I would teach it this year as a a way to lighten the mood at our school. It worked. You now have about twenty new die-hard Superfudge fans. More importantly they are an extremely creative bunch. We are currently in the process of writing to you after having completed our unit. I showed the clip of your master class to the kids and many of them were quite inspired. A few of them even suggested that we write our own book as a class. The more I think about it the more I think it might be a great idea. So... my question is would you help us. I'm thinking that perhaps I can get our principal to purchase the series of lessons from your website but having regualr feedback from you throughout our process would be absolutely life changing for these kids. I know you are busy but I also know you love kids. Let me know.
Hi just wondering if you could email me back I am doing a thing at school to email your favorite book author telling them why you love their books.
HI JUDY BLUME OR WHOEVER IS READING THIS, COULD YOU PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE MAKE ANOTHER FUDGE BOOK I HAVE READ ALL OF THEM AND ARE MY FAVORITE SERIES. pls write back
Dear Judy, "Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret" was a lifeline to me growing up. My single-parent mom never spoke to me about things such as your book did. Will you please tell me why one version has 149 pages and another 160? Also, I'm thinking about spending my entire savings to purchase an original 1970, 1st edition of the book and it supposedly has your signature on it, but I've no way to verify it. I wish I could include an attachment here to show you a photo of what's supposed to be your signature. I had a 1970 copy when I was younger, but I literally wore the pages out reading it. Can't tell you what this book STILL means to me (I'm 50 now) and the thought of having your signature on it just means so much....almost puts tears in my eyes just thinking of it. I saw your FB page, but there's no way to message you or post the photo. As I said, it would take my entire savings (it's being sold for $2,000), but I can't even begin to put into words what it would mean to me to have it. Is there any way I can show you the photo? I wouldn't know how else to authenticate it. Thank you for calming some of my concerns through this book when I was so very young and so very alone. I didn't have a lot of friends because we were very poor, and I had even less family. I was so relieved to learn that I wasn't the only little girl thinking and feeling the way I did. God bless you for the work you do!
I love your books and I really wanted some advice. I am turning 13 in a matter of days and am currently in the 8th grade. I love to write, but my family doesn't really appreciate my writing. I have so many ideas and things I want to write and I was hoping that an amazing author as yourself wouldn't mind giving me any pointers on how to begin writing and really express my writing skills.
Do you write or refer books on eating disorders: anorexia? for a 13yr old?
Your blog was the inspiration I needed today. Reading it helped me tap into a honest place for today's writing.
Greetings from Jonesboro, Arkansas. I am a third grade teacher and my class is currently reading Freckle Juice. We visited your website before we started the book. Your website is very inspiring to young readers and writers. I have written three children’s books and currently trying to figure out how to self-publish, or if I want to try and sent it to an actual publisher. My students are so excited about this, and when I showed them the “on writing” link on your website they really got excited. Thank you for being an amazing author.
Dear Judy Blume,
our Englisch teacher gave us the homework to find out some intressting facts about you. I´m on your homepage for 4 hours and I´ve to say:" It´s fantastic!!!" I´m going to the my whole class from thes great homepage. I love your book, they are incredible to read!
Best wishes to you and your family.
I LOVE U
Laura A Klein
Ms. Blume, I've just finished reading "Are you there God, It's me Margaret" for the very first time today. (I'm reading banned books this year) I wish I had defied my mother when I was twelve in 1972 when she took it back to the library. I wasn't sure at that time why I wasn't allowed to read it but I'm guessing it was the whole questioning of God's existence, and her blatant racism over and above your frank and sensitive discussion of menarche. Thank you for writing this tender story which has helped and soothed three generations of girls as they grow to be young women.
I am in hospital and the only thing i am doing is reading fudge a mania.and i love it but i am still feeling sick alot but i had a operation on wedsnday night.
I am a life-long fan of your writing. My mother gave me “Are you there god? It’s me, Margaret.” as a girl.
Now that Margaret and I have grown up, I’m wondering if you have considered a sequel... “Are you still there god? It’s me, Margaret.” (A book about menopause and later life issues.
Dear Judy Blume,
I'm love to read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I wondering if you have a little brother like Fudge and he was really annoying? Do you want to have alittle pet turtle like Dribble?
I hope you can answer my questions
Mrs. Redden's 2nd grade RTI Class
Dear Judy Blume,
We read Freckle juice in our RTI class. It was awesome! It was funny because Andrew drank the freckle juice. It was so good we liked it. You are a fantastic author! Thank you for writing Freckle Juice.
Mrs. Redden's RTI Class
I am a student at Livingston High School in California. As a child I read and enjoyed your books. I still remember laughing, while reading the books. In my AP Literature class, I was assigned to find a successful children's book author, who would have a interview over video chat with my class. During this video chat session, the students will ask questions about constructing a children's book. The video chat will help the students construct their own children's book. The book will be a christmas gift for a child, who we have interviewed, so that the book caters to their personality. I was wondering if you will be available to schedule a video chat session.
I teach at the military base and many of the kids parents are deployed overseas for various reasons. How would our school go about trying to get you to come and talk with the kids and have a meet and greet? Thank you for your time and work!!!
Mrs. Ziegler's 3rd grade class
We are your BIGGEST FANS (well, and Fudge's biggest fans!). We LOVE your Fudge, or shall we say Egduf, books. Everyday you start our afternoon with laughs, love, and goofy connections. We all go home thinking and talking about all of Fudge's shenanigans (i.e. eat it or wear it! secret code names, money money money). Without taking all your time, we HAD to share a suggestion for your next FUDGE book! We were thinking the story line could be something like this....
15 years from your last publication of Fudge (2002), Peter is now a dad (married to Izzy?) and has his own child, a DAUGHTER, starting Kindergarten. Her name could be Taffy, because she always gets in "sticky" situations. Fudge is now attending college to become a teacher (Future Mr. Ratface?). He is currently student teaching in his niece's class (Peter's daughter). Our idea is that Taffy would be as fun, wild, and sweet as Fudge.
We hope this email finds you in your happy moments of book-brainstorming. Thank you for inspiring us to LOVE reading in a whole new way!
Mrs. Ziegler's 3rd grade class
I have just watched a video on you tube. I must say I am impressed by your open attitude to subjects that in 2017 are still considered taboo. Many years ago I read one of your books about all the things that no one is supposed to discuss. I cannot recall the title, but I have been extremely interested in you ever since.
Fran Mier (Bristol UK)
Hi i'm a senior in high school and for our final English project i'm writing a book of short stories. For this project our teacher had asked us to interview someone that relates to our project. Growing up i remember reading your books like Tales of an Fourth Grade Nothing, and Superfudge. Those were the books that got me into writing in the first place. So I ask if it would be OK to do an email interview to get some insight on how i can create the best stories possible.
Thank you for your time.
Have loved all of your books. Used them when I taught. As a Jersey girl,I enjoyed UNLIKELY EVENT, but was surprised that you didn't know that the NY Yankees wouldn't have played the NYGiants in football.(Part One). The Yanks play baseball. Usually, your editors catch that stuff. Minor issue--but you usually get it right.
Otherwise, your novel was compelling. You are great.
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