Judy says: Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful notes. I only wish I could write back 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 try to respond when appropriate. Your continued love and support are a constant inspiration.
Also if we can get petitions from 1800 Atlantic. Any ideas?
Thanks so much.
I loved your books a child, my absolute fave was Tiger Eyes. What a compellingly beautiful story!
Now as a very-close-to-40 I found myself last week re-reading Just as Long as We're Together and Here's to You Rachel Robinson, and found I couldn't put them down. Just brilliant! I love writing and always think the mark of a great story is when you feel you could read about the characters' lives forever.
So, with that in mind I have pressing questions... does Rachel go out with Jeremy Dragon when she gets back from music camp? Does Steph's mum marry the Stairmaster or get back together with her Dad? Do Charles and Rachel learn to get on? How are things for Alison once baby Matthew comes along? Does she win the vote for class president? I could go on ...!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on these important matters.
I'm currently writing a pre teen novel with a 'anxiety self help' element. I was so surprised to see some self help in Here's to you Rachel Robinson. You sure were ahead of your time! Thanks so much Judy for all your work, you clearly are a voice for many, a hope and a light when there feels like none and a massive inspiration to me as I ponder getting past the 'gatekeepers' of children's publishing.
With kindest regards,
It would be wonderful to learn how to invite you to speak to a group about your experiences of censorship when Reagan was elected and what is happening in America today.
Thank you for all you do!
Warm regards, Sarah
Especially The Pain And The Great One :D! Thank you for bringing joy in the world and making SO much people happy. You are my favorite author 🙂
Our class just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Parts of the story I found funny were when Fudge ate Dribble, and when he cut his hair. I think your books are very funny and you're a great author. Sincerely,
Shockingly, this is my very first letter to you ever. It's shocking because I'm 47 years old and you've been a special person to me since I was 8 years old and first picked up "Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing" in the library of my elementary school back in Cleveland, Ohio. I could go on and on about all of the ways in which you've inspired and affected my life but I'm writing today with a most recent example... and a thank you. I knew from my elementary years that I wanted to be a writer. And certainly, I've always written. But I am an incredibly porous human being and the rejection letters have always felt too much to bear. I quit a million times over because, though it's quite admirable to "write for the sake of writing," I also very much want to be published. I've had some success but nearly what one might classify as a career. I have felt quite hopeless about this aspect of my life. And then... AND THEN. Then I watched your recent documentary. My visceral response was just the same as it always is when I read a "Judy Blume" book: chills, a deep knowing, the feeling of seeing aspects of myself in another. In you! And now I know, I MUST KEEP WRITING. And I WILL be published. I'm not sure for which piece of writing (I'm debating moving forward with memoir or the YA version of my story) or when... but I will. And I owe all of that inspiration to you. Thank you. You mean so so much to so so many. All my love and gratitude,
Evan Cooper xo
Just wanted to thank you for your books and for your insights on book banning.
My class has just finished your book, Tales of a FourTh Grade Nothing. I thought it was very funny. Peter was my favorite.
I like your book Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing. It was so funny. Fudge was my favorite character.
My class just finished Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing. It was great! My favorite part was in chapter 9 was when Fudge tried to touch the bears on the screen! That part was halairios. I can't wait to read more of your books.
Your favorite reader,
My class just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I love this book. My favorite part was when Mr. Hatcher dumped the cereal on Fudge's head. I would get in trouble if I did this to my sister! I can't wait to read more of your books.
Your favorite reader,
My class just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and it was hilarius. My favorite part was when Fudge smudged mashed potatoes on the wall. It was hilarious! I loved the book and can't wait to read more of your books.
Your favorite fan,
My class just finshed Tales of Forth Grade Nothing. It was hilarious. My favorite part is when Mr.Hatcher poured the food on Fudge.
My class and I just got done reading Tales of a Fourth Grade nothing. It was so funny. My favorite part was when Fudge smeared potatoes all over the walls at the restaurant and said eat it or wear it. It was funny but not funny when Fudge ate Dribble. When Fudge was in the toddle bike commerciel he didn't want to ride until Peter did.
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