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Superfudge Paperback – April 5, 2007
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“As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series
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She receives thousands of letters each month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and
concerns with her.
Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year that American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has won more than ninety awards, none more important than those coming directly from her youngest readers.
She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild, currently as Vice President; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, where she sponsors an award for contemporary fiction; and the National Coalition Against Censorship, working to protect intellectual freedom. In Spring 2002, Judy was a spokesperson for the Cheerios "A Book for Every Child" literacy campaign which benefited Reading is Fundamental, America's largest literacy organization. She is also the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation.
Judy's first book in the Fudge series, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, was published in 1972. She is thrilled to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the publication of Double Fudge. Just as generations of fans have loved the Fudge books, generations of Judy's family have inspired them. Thirty years ago, Fudge was inspired by her son, Larry, and now Double Fudge was written at the request of her grandson, Elliot.
Judy lives on islands up and down the East Coast with her husband George Cooper. They have three grown children and one grandchild.
Top Customer Reviews
The eldest child, Peter, is trying to lead a normal life, but this is being severely hampered by the presence of his uncontrollable younger brother Farley Drexel, better known as Fudge, and his parents, who insist on making big, life-changing decisions without consulting him first.
Although light and funny, it casually throws in some revelations that you may not be ready to explain, like where babies come from, and the existence of Santa Claus. It also skims the surface of the trauma of moving to a new city away from your friends, having a new baby in the family, and having your parents switch their traditional parental roles.
These issues are skillfully woven into a funny context, but the book can be interpreted at a much deeper level than it first appears.
Amanda Richards, February 17, 2005
As a parent of four kids under 8 years old, I can't help feeling somewhat betrayed by an author - even one as beloved as Blume - who would take it upon him or herself to completely cut down the Santa myth without any hint of subtlety or margin of error. For a children's author, this is a very severe stance to take and one that is most certainly intentional. In all my years of teaching and reading children's books, I have come across only one other author who took the same divisive position (Judy Delton's "A Pee Wee Scout Christmas") and the reason there are so few is this: most children's authors respect the wide diversity in the ages, circumstances, and beliefs of their young audiences. Even in books targeted to much older children, authors still take care to discuss topics like Santa in very "cloudy" terms (Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a good example) and that cloudiness is an act of simple courtesy, not only for young kids who are reading books at a higher reading level, but also for parents who trust that children's authors will treat ANY bordeline age issue with some level of subtlety.
Realistic parents would never expect children's authors to avoid controversial subjects altogether, just as they would never expect to keep their children's belief in Santa alive forever.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So many reviews are going crazy about the santa thing. But do you really want kids beliving that they get presnts from a guy on a slaigh? People kids need to know the truth. Read morePublished 8 days ago by manny
I wish I had read all of these reviews before I played the AUDIOBOOK version for my third grade class. Read morePublished 13 days ago by CHARLOTTE GALVAN
WARNING not for kids who still believe in Santa! My 5th grader was reading this with y 3rd grader when they called me to their room horrified. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Buddy's Mom
Great bedtime story for my grandson. He reads to me and I read to him.Published 1 month ago by N. Bruce
My daughter loved this book when she was a child. She chose it as her favorite to add to a charity auction basket. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kentuckygal
I loved this book. The best part about it is that it is really funny. I would recommend this to anyone who likes silly and humorous books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Wow! GREAT service and quality! I am delighted. FAST delivery. Perfect condition. This book was a gift for my grandson, and he called me at 7 AM to excitedly thank his grandma! Read morePublished 3 months ago by HW