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Hi Judy, Love the work. My best friend, Kyle, is your biggest fan. I was wondering if you can sign a book for him any book really as long as it is made out to Kyle.
Thank you so much!
Hi Judy, I love your books. You are the best. From Lillian
I love you book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to let you know that your books have seriously changed my life for the better. I have literally read every book you've ever written. My personal favorites are the Fudge books and Here's to You Rachel Robinson - Charles is hilarious! I was also reading all about your experience with censorship and I just wanted to tell you that your books really informed me on a lot of topics, so thank you. I had a very sheltered childhood, and reading your books opened my mind up to a lot of new ideas and topics. I have vivid memories of hiding out in the back of the public library reading Forever haha! But your books taught me so much, I can't say thanks enough. Enjoy life in Key West!
Hello! I am an elementary librarian. One of my teacher patrons is looking for the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing DVD to watch after reading the book. Can you help me locate the movie?
hello judy blume when is your book coming out
Hi Judy. just done ready your book and well I was diagnosed with scoliosis on 6th grade around 32 degrees curvature, now maybe aroun 110 degrees. Nothing extraordinary. I want to tell you that I fucking hate and love the book. It was funny how I remebered what I felt before with my condition. I want to know how is Deenie right now? does she have a lover? Is it Buddy? How is her scoliosis? Did it got worse? I have so many questions to ask you. Is there an email I can chat with you? By the way, I just retyped all this stuff now because the browser just logged out of the website so please give me you email. that would be a whole lot easier. Soooooo looking forward to your reply. Sincerely yours, Nonneline.
As a fourth grade teacher I have read your books aloud for the past 14 years as a life long fan of your books. A new role I have taken on at my school is assembly planner. I know it's a long shot - but I, personally, would forever remember a chance to meet you. Would you be willing to speak with a 4/5 school in central PA? Thanks so much, for just reading this! - Kelly
Dear Judy Blume,
I like all of your books especially the book "Tales of a fourth grade nothing”.I really think you are a great author! I found is book in ”Mitchell-Linden”Library.When I finished reading it I wanted to read the whole series so I did read the whole series and I love it really much!Thinks so much for writing these books!
Dear Judy Blume,
I love your books. They were really fun. The funniest book was Freckle Juice. I want to read more books like that. I read your books in school. What is your favorite book?
Have a great day!
Dear Judy Blume,
Hi! My name is Emily.
When I read your book I said ¡°It is so fun!¡±
But I only read Freckle Juice, and Green Kangaroo. I want to read your other books too!
I want to write books like your fun books. I love your books. Please write more books for me. I hope you reply.
Talk to you later!
Your fan, Emily.
Dear Judy Blume,
Hello,I love your books.
Your books were very fun.
I want to read more of your books.
I will buy more of your books. What is your favorite book? My favorite book is Freckle Juice. How can you write so well?
Your book is the best book.Thank you,
Dear Judy Blume,
Your book was great, and it was fun. But it was a little hard. Is ok, because it was fun!
I like Freckle Juice and Green Kangaroo. But Green Kangaroo was fantastic too.
I really like you book. I want to read your other books.I want to be like you. The books were nice.
Dear Judy Blume,
Hello how are you? I¡¯m fine.
Oh, I like your books, and it is amazing.
I hope you¡¯re glad to hear that.
Wait! Your letters are very neat too. I want you to male more books for me. I¡¯ll wait.
I¡¯ll read all of your books. I think they will be fin so could you please give them to me? I hope you like that to. Good Bye!
Hi Judy Blume,
Good morning, I like your books.
My favorite book is Green Kangaroo, because in Freckle Juice Sharon does that trick. Write more interesting books!
Dear Judy Blume,
Hello Judy Blume. How is it going in America? Your books are great I really liked Freckle Juice. But why did you write it like that? I have sooooo many questions about you. I¡¯m Benjamin. How are you? I hope you are not sick. Have a great day! Please can you write a book about a monster that is sick? Bye bye Judy Blume.
Dear Judy Blume,
Hello my name is Minkyeol. I am from South Korea. Your books are so great! Please write more fun book please. HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Dear Judy Blume,
Good morning! I loved your books.
My favorite was The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo.
I have only read two of your books. Freckle Juice, The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo. I wish I could read your other books too.
Some people use there penname. Is Judy Blume your real name, or a penname? I wanted to be a writer. I can make a lot of stories if I use my head. But if I write story, it is quite short. My dad makes newspaper. So he taught me how to write very well. I wish you could write back to me. I would love to meet you in real life.
Dear Judy Blume,
I like your books and I like to read all of your books. I think Freckle Juice was my favorite. I am reading Green Kangaroo too. Freckle Juice was interesting. But, Sharon fooled Andrew with the freckle juice recipe! I learned a word! Appendicitis. I think Andrew war angry with Sharon. It was a very cool cook.
I still have the copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret that I bought at the Scholastic Book Fair in the late 1970's. I have enjoyed most of your books through Summer Sisters and got to reread them with my now adult children when they were young. I am studying the voices of your characters at different ages as I am now taking my first writing class. Your work has come up in class discussion as so relatable and impactful on us as we were growing up. Thanks for paving the way for so much great Young Adult literature that came after you.
I'm currently reading Wifey; I love it! I read most of your books when I was in elementary school and junior high school. I remember that my favorites were Blubber, Forever, Deenie and Are you There God? It's Me, Margaret. Wow! I read Are You There God- in 1980, and it feels like I read it yesterday. I also remember reading Forever at church camp. LOL Now, my daughters are reading your books. Thank you for the great stories. They are truly the best. Now I'm going to curl up in bed with my chihuahua and probably finish Wifey tonight. Do you ever give speeches, etc. in NYC? We come into the city frequently.
Hello. I am leading my 39 year-old Book Club in a discussion on In An Unlikely Event tomorrow. Your blog has provided me great visuals! My daughter-in-law saw you @ SCBWI in LA in July; she shared with me too! As I grew up in the 50's too, it was a trip down memory lane. Thank you!
Hi Judy Blume! My students love you so much! We are reading one of your books now! I was wondering if there is any way possible you might be able to do a live skype for my class? I know it would make their year complete!
I really love your books! Especially the Peter Hather series. Hope you write back!
Mrs. Waddle's Class
Good Morning Mrs. Blume. We began reading and learning about you in our classroom. We loved The Pain and the Great One and we plan on reading more of your books in our class this year. Some of us really feel the same way about our siblings. My kids would really like to know how old you are? Thank you for reading our message,
Mrs. Waddle's class
Dear Ms. Blume,
I wanted to write to you and let you know how much my six year old loves Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. He is a reluctant reader and is having trouble learning all his sight words. He claims reading is boring. But he recently started listening to the audio version of TFGN and he loves it. He listens to it all the time. He says he's a lot like Fudge. Thank you for making books fun and relatable to kids.
i love you the most and specially fan of the blubber book
Hi Judy, I read your novels when I was a "young teen"there were 2 novels in particular that i was easily able to relate to,"Deenie" & "Blubber".I was born with Scoliosis & had to wear a back brace, not the Milwaulke Brace though, mine was smaller & less invasive, but I wore mine after 2 major spinal surgeries & then wearing a full plaster cast that went from my neck all the way down to my right knee.I wore this plaster cast for 6 months,I could not sit, so it was either kneeling or lying down.A fter the cast came off I wore a smaller brace for a year.I spent a total of18 months in & out of hospital & a school for children with disabilities.It was a long & painful process.I walked with a limp & unable to stand up straight,I was also struggling with a bad left eye & ear, something that had been a proble7m since I was 6years old.I had a corneal transplant when I was 12 after 25 failed surgeries to my left eye,the transplant rejected & I ended up losing 95% of my sight.I went back to my own high school & thats where the bullying started,I was bashed up, had things stolen I was called horrible names ,like Hunchback,quasimodo,cyclops & an anorexic bit** a starving Biaffrin, as I was also extremely thin, Your book Blubber taught me to accept myself for who I am, & not to let others make me think I am what my disabilities are. I have now had 56 different surgeries for various things, 6 of these surgeries were major spinal operations to try & stabilize the problems with my spine,the 6th surgery failed & I am now paraplegic & wheelchair reliant.I now need to rely on carers to help me with the basic day to day tasks that I used to be able to do without trouble & without really thinking about it. I guess it's those things you take for granted. I lost my left eye about 5yrs ago to a rare form of cancer, I now wear a prothsesis. Even though I am now 47yrs old Deenie & Blubber still remain 2 of my favourite books.i love your other books too, "Shiela the great, Tales of a 5th grade nothing, Fudge, super fudge etc.Most of your books I have read & re read, even as a now 47yr old I will read one every now & then. I think a talented writer like yourself could deal with some of the "darker" side of childhood, like abuse, whether, physical, emotional,psychological or sexual abuse, letting kids know it is ok to tell. we also have the issues of cyber bullying, & the effect the media has on the way people, especially kids between 8-18yrs see themselves.I would have thought the more advanced & educated the world became the better people would treat each other, sadly it has gone the complete opposite direction.
Thankyou for taking the time to read my email,I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
i love you'r books a lot i have all you'r books
Hi my name is Grace,I love your books and I always wanted to be a writer just like you.When I grow up,I want to be a funny writer just like you.Thank you for inspiraing me.
Hey Judy Blume,
I am your biggest fan I have a faovr to ask of you. You really inspired me to write a book but the problem is money tight I tried to do summer jobs but I wasn't able to make enough. If possible can you please dontate or send me at least $500 becuae thats how much it costs to publish. Thank you in advance Have a great day!!
I really enjoyed In the Unlikely Event". Just finished it. A wonderful book that I will pass on to my daughter-in-law. I could relate to the 50s so well. Totally enjoyable! Thank you!
Loved your books as a kid- now I'm listening to them in the car with my son. Know that your work is important and real.
I really like the book blubber.It's so realistic.I have a suggestion,maybe you could make a version of blubber from Linda's point of view.THANK YOU!
Hi, my name is Mikey (John Shutterbug is just a nickname/user name), and I've read "Superfudge" since I was 9. I have a variation of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome. I therefore work around handicapped people [and I feel segregated], and it makes me ask, does Fudge from the Fudge books have Autism or Asperger's? I mean the people around me have gotten me completely instilled, and as a consequence of my instillment, I started to think that about Fudge from your books. Thank you for your time to answer this question of mine. I look forward to either an official confirmation or denial.
I am placing a geocache in Elizabeth in your honor. I think I have read 90% of your books! Thank you for the great books I've read throughout my life.
Just finished "Summer Sisters" for maybe the 10th time. It gets better every time I read it and the older I get. I first read it years ago when I was still in high school and it was a book I couldn't put down and to date is still the only book I can read again and again. Smiles, tears and all the feels come from this remarkably written book. Oh how I love it.
I just finished In the Unlikely Event. As always I enjoy your writing. My daughter read your books for young adults, and I have enjoyed your other adult novels. You really bring the reader into the story. Thank You for being a consistent and wonderful writer. By the way I am headed to Las Vegas with my husband to meet my sister and her husband, we are going to the Mob Museum. Good Health to you, Beth Moore
Thank You. You were and are Everything. I would love to know what that Nancy is up to today .
Helen Curol, MLIS
One of my online students at Northwestern State Univ of Louisiana created a webliography regarding you for middle school children this summer. It was GREAT, and even I (as always) learned something new (need for your bodyguard) about you. Thank you for writing wonderful books for children & making an impact to assist school librarians in that endeavor.
I just reread Just As Long As We're Together-- a book I adored as an adolescent and it's STILL AMAZING. I was ecstatic to see that you'd written a second book, Here's To You, Rachel. I would love to see a third book from Alison's point of view that wraps all 3 girls' stories up nicely. I'd really adore that.
I have read your books "Just as long as we're together", and "Here's to you, Rachel Robinson", and LOVED them so much (literally they are my favorite books in the entire world!). I really think you should write a book through Allisons perspective like you did with Rachel and Stephanie, because I think it would be interesting to here everything from her perspective.
I was just reading your blog about your breast cancer diagnosis from a few years back , I am newly diagnosed and getting ready for my second chemo , I wanted to know how you are now and any advice ?? 💕💕
Having read In the Unlikely Event last summer while on vacation in Northern MN, I went looking for more of your work this year and found Wifey, Summer Sisters and Smart Women. We were gone for two weeks this year out where there is little cell signal and only a radio/no television. It rained quite a bit and there was a chill in the air so fishing on our boat was a challenge. Instead, we drove the 30 miles back to town where I could download the three books from Amazon. We had a fire going in the fireplace and I was not disappointed. I so loved all three books, your characters and the way you tell a story. I'm still an aspiring novelist, retired and ready to write. Thanks for the inspiration. Don't stop because I am hungry for more!
Nicholas L. Brown
Hello finally got time to write you a note keep up the good work and take care
Thank you Judy for writing the stories I grew up with in the '70's...being bullied in school for being a ministers daughter or being made fun of because I didn't know 'certain words'. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY so being a preachers kid was hard. I read your books and my whole life related to them in 6th-8th grade.
So I just wanted to say thank you and maybe I'll look in my attic and find my old paperback stories...
Hi Ms.Blume, just doing homework for workplace diversity class and I have to right about media that changed my life. I can truly say that your famous book, "Are you there God, it's me Margaret" changed my life. In the 70s, I couldn't Talk to my mother about puberty so I had no idea how to tell her about things I was experiencing but thanks to Margaret, I just did it the way she did. My Mom was still cold. Anyway, just wanted to thank you!!! Brought tears to my eyes when I remembered it.
Hi Judy I love your book the fourth grade nothing . I love your other books but I like fourth grade nothing the best!💩💩💩😍😍😍😍😋😋😋
Hi Judy! I love your Fudge books. He is so funny!!! You should make a book about Tootsie. It may not be a good idea but hey a baby has a mine of its own right. Thank you for being a inspiration to my sister. Keep writing because your clearly a kid genius. Thanks!!!!!!
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