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Thank you.You are one of the first authors whos kind of my friend.Thanks to you and other authors inspiered me to be an author.Whenever I got Jeremy,I hoped it would be a good book.And it was!So I want to send you and your wife 1,000 thank you's.
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I planed on buying some of your books,but I didn't know if there's tax.So tell me,is there tax on your books?I went to Barnes and Noble,but they only had "Jeremy"!!
Hopeing a good new year to you,
Kenia and Isaac
My name is Jesse, I'm 27 years old, and I just finished reading Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. The book affected me as much now as it did when I first read it as a young boy. It moved me deeply. You were always my favorite author as a child, but it wasn't until I became an adult that I realized the extent to which your stories shaped me. Jeremy Thatcher, D.H., helped me understand that loving fantasy didn't make me weird, even in the face of those who said it did. Love matters, a lot, but sometimes... well, I won't spoil the end for others, but sometimes the hardest decisions are the right ones. The Aliens Ate my Homework books helped me realize that size doesn't matter, and that little relatives might have more to them than meets the eye.
But most important was My Teacher Blew Up the Planet. I was always a shy kid, who did what he was told. I was the "good" kid, but all that meant was I was good at pleasing adults. I don't know who I might have become were it not for books like this one. That "good"-ness in me might have become no more than a mask, except that it could not, for it had people like Peter, Susan, and Duncan in it. They taught me, really taught me, that however bad people could get, whatever awful things they did, it was because they hurt. "What is one may become many" may be simpler and more fantastic than the real world, but it so adequately sums up the division that is the source of cruelty. My genuine optimism for humanity lies firmly at your feet, sir. If nothing else in your career has given you a big head, I hope that does.
Also, I finally succeeded in finding my copies of the Chronicles, and they have been restored to their place of honor on my bookshelf. I also reread them and got very nostalgic...there's a world of memory attached to those stories for me; I was eleven when I first read them and they were the first fictional world I ever truly fell in love with. I dreamed about Luster for years afterwards and forced the stories on all my friends (I'm still badgering one of them to finish the series so we can talk about them; she's read the first two). And I'm seventeen now and am currently on a huge Tolkien kick (and can I say that coming back to Luster after reading Tolkien gave me a new depth and appreciation for Luster, as well as Middle Earth), what with the Hobbit coming out, and coming back to the Unicorn Chronicles just hit the spot after so many years. :'D
I hope this made some kind of sense XD I had so much to say! Merry 2013 to you and yours 😀