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Thank you for writing Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. We love your adventurous and magical tale. We enjoyed reading about how Jeremy finds Mr. Elive’s Magic Shop and raises Tiamat.
Here are some of our favorite parts:
We loved the part when Tiamat visits the dinner table. We roared with laughter when Mr. Thatcher dunked his head in the mashed potatoes. We also liked the part where Tiamat gives the art teacher, Mr. Kravitz, a hot foot. Hilarious!
Finally, it was so humorous when Mary Lou gave Jeremy the Love Letter of Doom, but very embarrassing for Jeremy.
Here are a few questions we have:
1. Why is Tiamat’s egg multicolored, but Tiamat isn’t?
2. Why did Tiamat choose Jeremy?
2. What happens to Jeremy after the book ends? Will Jeremy have the connection with Tiamat until he dies?
4. What other books of yours do you recommend we read next? We have read The Monster’s Ring and Jeremy Thatcher.
We would love it if you could please try to write another book with Jeremy Thatcher in it. How about a book where Jeremy Thatcher gets the ring and Russell Crannaker gets Tiamat? A swapping book? Or, what if Jeremy meets Russell?
Ms. Bachmuth’s Third Grade Class
The Monster’s Ring is an outstanding book! Our third grade class listened to your audio book. It was amazing how the actors acted out all the characters’ voices. Russell’s voice as a monster was perfect. The fact that this story is about Russel Crannaker and a dangerous ring inspired our class to write this letter to you. We loved many parts of this story. Here are some of our favorite parts:
1. When Russell was scaring all the children out of their pants at his school
2. Russell’s second twist of the ring where he grows fangs, horns, and fur
3. Russell’s adventure back home in his birthday suit
We have two questions for you:
Do Russell’s parents know that he turned into a beast with flames?
Will Russell ever use the ring again?
We would love to know if you could make a series of books for The Monster’s Ring. How about Jeremy Thatcher’s Ring?
You are a great author!
Your Third Grade Readers
Thank you for your presence in my life- I wish you so much happiness!
Love and admiration,
Thank you for your years dedicated to helping youngsters learn to love reading. I am one of those youngsters, though many years on now, and now my precocious 6 year old daughter is too. We just finished reading Monster of the Year together, and she loved it! I remember reading and re-reading it many nights well past the time I was supposed to be asleep (and I’m now learning that while I thought I was pulling a fast one, my parents 100% knew), so it was an easy choice as to which of your books to read with her first. She loved the all of the Monsters, but really felt bad for poor Goony. She was rooting for him to win the Monster of the Year contest right up until the end. I don’t know if we’re ready yet for Goblins in the Castle, and she already snuck-read The Teacher Fried My Brains, but I can’t wait to continue to share your works with her. Thank you !
Even if the answer is no, thank you so much for your imagination. I can't picture myself without the foundation the Unicorn Chronicles gave me as a young storyteller. I'm working on my own unicorn fantasy story because of how much Luster and Cara influenced me to dream up big, wide worlds of magic and danger and found families. Thanks again, and keep up the amazing work ♥
I remember in public school discovering Into The Land of the Unicorns at a book fair. I read and re-read the story over and over again. I loved how it was an adventure story and not just girly fluffy words. You made a real world and complicated story line for unicorn lovers. The story stayed with me well into my adult years.
When I found out (in my thirties) that Cara's story was multiple books I searched and found them all to read. They did not disappoint!
One of my newest but fondest memories of Cara and Lightfoot was reading to a group of summer camp students. I had a group of 15 or so kids and I would read to them after lunch. The boys originally were like it's unicorns we don't want to read a book about unicorns. I just smiled and told them to give it a couple of chapters and they could tell me what they thought. I have never had a group of kids so excited about a story. Reading it out loud and seeing kids react to the story was such a special moment as an educator and fan of the series. Your words and characters are still living on in a new generations imagination and still inspiring the first kids who were able to hear the story.
Thank you for the world you created.