My novel GLORY BE is used in a third-grade historical fiction curriculum (HERE'S the link) and this time of year I get A LOT of letters from those readers.
I try to answer them all.
Sadly, sometimes they reach me too late to answer.
Their questions are often thoughtful, sometimes wacky, occasionally critical, frequently helpful.
Just this week, a third grade girl (Hi, Lydia!) advised me to continue to "put the little seeds you put in the beginning that make that problem big later in the book."
I predict Lydia will be a smart editor or a writer herself someday. Or both.
Here's what one enterprising teacher came up with. And I love it.
Thank you, Ms. Neurer's Fabulous Third Graders, way up there in Minnesota!