Thank you very much for the charming drawing of a lobster. Thank you too for sharing your story idea. There are many scientists and others who work hard to rescue animals in distress, nurse them until they get better, then return the animals to the ocean. This includes a wide range – everything from sea birds to turtles to whales.
I wonder if you might like to do this heroic type of work when you grow up?
You must have read The Spotted Dog Last Seen from cover to cover. I can tell because of the details you’ve included in your drawing of the old cemetery in my story. You’ve put the older marble markers in the back with the fancy sculptural details and the newer simpler granite ones at the front.
One of the markers has a symbolic weeping willow. Another has a skull and crossbones. Nice! I liked the double grave marker, blank on one side. Wonderful! The marker with the lamb on top is so sensitively drawn.
Thanks also for sharing some of the books by other authors you’ve liked. I’ll be sure to check them out.
What a lovely job you’ve done illustrating such an emotionally challenging scene in Chapter 8 of The Spotted Dog Last Scene. It is almost as if you were there! You write that you are not as good a reader as others in your class; however, I think you must be one of the most imaginative. Your idea of having fairy tale characters worry about their story ending, and therefore jump into other stories is absolutely brilliant.
Thanks so much for your letter filled with questions. Here are my answers. My favorite sea creature is actually a leatherback turtle, although I quite like your blue lobster. My favorite book is probably the first one I ever wrote, which is Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff!, although I’m also really enjoying writing the story that I am working on now. Martin plays soccer from time to time – but his favorite thing to do is build rockets.