JUDY BLUME spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up
stories inside her head. She spent her adult years in many places,
doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on
paper. Her numerous books have won many awards, including the
National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first in a five-book series about Peter, Fudge, and Sheila.
Judy lives with her husband in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at judyblume.com.
Praise for Judy Blume and the Fudge books:
"Each [Fudge book] is packed with wacky earthy disasters that are her trademark and that children love to read about . . . Judy Blume has a knack for knowing what children think about and an honest, highly amusing way of writing about it." -The New York Times
"It's a pleasure to watch a talented author like Judy Blume consistently create books that reflect a
remarkable ability for combining humor with perceptive insight into a child's world." -Publishers Weekly
"Blume has her eye on the fine details of life, whether funny or frustrating." -Booklist
"For anyone who has ever been 'burdened' by a pesky younger brother, there's fast and funny
reading in this story." -Children's Digest on Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
"As usual, Blume's humor and pitch-perfect ear for sibling rivalry and family dynamics will have readers giggling with recognition. Newcomers and Fudge fans alike will savor this installment in the well-loved series." -Booklist on Double Fudge
"Fudge-a-Mania infects kids with giggles." -BookPage on Fudge-a-Mania