Sue Maloney is a second grade teacher at Mill Hill School in Southport, Connecticut: Since the start of our school I have been entertaining my children by reading many of your books. Your stories are so well crafted that I am able to teach an author study based on your books. I can't think of a better author to model story structure or to use as a springboard for teaching narrative writing. We also read your 26 Fairmount Avenue chapter books while we were studying Connecticut and communities and learned a lot about what things were like before television, the internet, etc. The themes that you write about in your books are so current and relevant for the children (and their teacher!).
Tomie: Thank you!