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June 20, 2016
Greg Holch writes:

Dear Ms. M.,
Thank you and your class for your letters about The Things With Wings!
I have answered all of them and mailed my replies at the post office this afternoon (Monday.)
I hope they reach your class before the end of school.
I will update my blog shortly.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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December 15, 2015
Collin H. writes

It's been 6 months since I read The Things With Wings. Can't wait to read it again.
Sincerely,
Collin H.

Greg Holch replies:
Collin H.,
Thank you for writing.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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October 15, 2015
Leah K. writes:

Dear Mr.Holch,
Me and my friends are having a hard time raising money, I wrote a note to our principal and asked him what we could do. We tried a lemonade stand and raised over $200 but my friend Angelina's mom donated it to charity. At least it went to a good cause. I need advice. Please write back. I am sorry to bother you with all my mini electronic letters, but I always read your letter and it makes me feel like you care, thank you so very much for everything you have taught me!U_U

I forgot to write
Sincerely,
Leah K
But I think you knew who it was.

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Leah K.,
If you are trying to raise money for a project about The Things With Wings, then you may be on the wrong track.
You should try to think of a way that doesn't require money, just your creativity and time.
These are the days to focus on your schoolwork. I think your other projects should be for fun.
Thanks for writing.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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October 1, 2015
Leah K. writes:

Gregory Holch,
I'm one of your biggest friends and fans. I'm sure that you remember me. I was in Mrs. A's class last year, but she can't read your book to the students because she teaches second grade now.
-Leah K.

Greg Holch replies:
Leah K.,
Of course I remember you.
Thanks for the update.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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September 15, 2015
Leah K. writes

Dear Mr. Holch,
I am writing this from my iPod because I was at the library and
they had a poster of The Things With Wings and I was so exited because I
didn't write to you for a long time so I decided to check on how you're feeling.
If you decide to write back please tell me if I should sing Hallelujah or
This Girl Is On Fire in the musical.
Sincerely,
Leah K. :)

Greg Holch replies:
Leah K.,
Thank you for writing.
I hope that you do some more work on the musical and finish it one day.
It does not have to be perfect. You could just do it for fun and perhaps your friends could help. You might want to just start with one scene.
This Girl Is On Fire does sound like a good song for this musical, but you might want to write your own songs.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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June 24, 2015
Erin A. writes:

Dear Mr. Holch,
The letters arrived today! (Wednesday 6/​24/​15) The kids were thrilled! Thank you so much for taking the time to write back and respond to each and every one of them!!
Sincerely,
Erin A.

Greg Holch replies:
You are welcome!
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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June 24, 2015
Students from Mrs. A's class write:

Dear Gregory Holch,
I actually came to my dad's house today, but I just wanted to ask how much money did you get for The Things with Wings?
Sincerely Jake L.

Dear Mr. Holch,
I really love your book, and I really want to be an author. I wrote lots of paper books and hope to get them published. Like i made one called New Girl On the Block and the Problem with School. I really hope I become an author like you. You inspired me to want me to be an author more than I already did. Thanks I would love to meet you in person.
from, Ashlynne G.

Sincerely, Collin

6/​24/​15
Dear MR HOLCH.
I loved your book THE THINGS WITH WINGS.
I feel like we are famous.
from JAKE

Hi Mr. Holch.
Your book is my new favorite book. Your book makes kids read more books. I think The Things with Wings should be a movie.
Sincerely, Aidan

Dear Mr.Holch,
I am Angelina from Mrs. A's class! Thank you SO much for writing The Things With Wings! I am hoping that you can write another book about Newton and Vanessa. Also, thank you for responding to my letter! You are the best author in the world!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely, Angelina

Dear Greg Holch,
Thank you for writing back. So I would like to be one of your guests at the library in the city.
When I come I will look all over for you.
I also hope you will also come to my play.
I want to make a play.
I will beat Leah to it.

Getting ready for the play!
Sincerely, Leah K.

Dear Mr.Holch,
I love your book! You should really make a movie! Mrs. A. read the book, and it was so cool! MY idea was that some how her mother was still up there! So Vanessa goes on another adventure.
Love, Abigail J.

Dear Mr.Holch
I loved your book The Things with Wings. It was the best book EVER. I wanted to know are you ever going to make a series of Vanessa and Newton books.
Sincerly, Emilee L.

Dear Mr.Holch,
Thank you for encouraging me to get my friends together to make you a musical. My friends say I'm a good singer so I'll try to do the singing in the musical. I love The Things With Wings, you should make a series. Thank you for the inspiration.

Yay! I feel like my class is famous! =)
Sorry, I forgot to put Sincerely Jake L. but you should be able to figure out that it's my comment.

I also hope the movie will be 5 stars if there is a movie and there should be. Sincerely again, Nicholas S :)

Dear Gregory Holch,
We just received your letters, and yes I have started the book. I am going to call it LOST ON ICE. I'm writing the book in a notebook but I have another for another copy and my sister is working on the cover and you're probably wondering how does she have a good idea of what's gonna happen? Well I wrote a short version so she has a good idea of what to draw. Well I will write to u again this weekend because I will be at my dad's. He has my computer. I'm writing on a school laptop right now

Dear Mr.Holch,
Thanks for writing back to me. You should write more books.
Sincerely,
Selene S :)

Thank you so so much i loved your book and PLEAS MAKE A MOVIE. Once again thanks for making us famous.
Love, Caroline V.

Thanks for replying and I hope you make another book and put the epilogue in it. Sincerely, Nicholas S :)

Dear Mr.Holch,
My name is Bianca in Mrs. A's class.
I love your book The Things With Wings, thank you for the letter. I think you should make a movie. The book was reallly good [it was amazing.] Sincerely, Bianca P. in Mrs.A's 4th grade class
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June 16, 2015
Erin A. writes:

Hi Mr. Holch,
I am currently sending you 21 letters from my fourth grade students. We thoroughly enjoyed The Things With Wings. I want to thank you again for writing such a wonderful book. I will miss reading it next year as I will be moving to second grade.
Sincerely,
Erin A.
***** Elementary
Centereach, New York

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Erin A.,
The letters arrived on June 18.
I am just about to read them.
Say hello to your class for me.
When is the last day of school?
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch

Erin A. answers:
The last day of school is Friday June 26th!

Greg Holch replies:
Thank you. I have written letters to your students and mailed them on Monday, June 22, 2015.
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June 6, 2015
Students from Mrs. A's class write:

Hi, i liked your book and I hope you make a movie. If you make another book of The Things With Wings, make Newton have wings and i loved the book.

The Things With Wings is the best book ever!!!
It is so confusing at the beginning but after I started to be inspired by your book I started to read 2 hours a night.

Dear Mr.Holch
I loved your book The Things with Wings
it was a very good book
I hope I read it again
I will be writing to you soon
expect a letter
it will be decorated with a emerald rainbow butterfly

Hi Mr Holch,
I loved your book The Things With Wings and I am thinking they should make a movie out of it because a lot of people liked the book.

Joseph M., Collin H., Nicholas S., and students from Mrs. A's fourth grade class

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Joseph, Collin, Nicholas, and classmates,
Thank you for writing.
I'm glad you liked The Things With Wings.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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June 5, 2015
Mrs. A's 4th grade class writes:

Hi Mr. Holch,
It's that time of year again. Our class just finished reading it. We loved it!! Like all my other classes, we wish there was a movie!!
Expect some letters!
Sincerely,
Mrs. A's 4th grade class 6/​5/​15

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Mrs. A and students,
Thank you for writing about The Things with Wings.
I wish there were a movie, too!
I will keep a lookout for letters.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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June 30, 2014
Kyla writes:

I loved your book--The Things with Wings. Please keep on writing more creative and imaginative books. My mom and I were kind of worried about who the man in the black hat was. We were relieved when it was (---). We liked the way that each chapter made you want to go on and read the next one. Sincerely, Kyla

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Kyla,
Thank you for your kind words about The Things with Wings.
I will do my best to keep on writing imaginative books.
P.S. I removed a character's name from your message so it wouldn't give away the plot.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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June 22, 2014
Asude T. writes:

Hi, this is Asude T.

I love your book.

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Asude,
Hi!
I see that you found my website and blog.
Thank you for writing.
Your teacher sent me the letters from your class, and I have sent letters back to you and your classmates.
I think they will arrive before the end of school.
As Vanessa in The Things With Wings would say,
"Use your wings!"
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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March 6, 2013
Erin A. writes:
Dear Mr. Holch,
Hi, this is Erin A., a 4th grade teacher here on Long Island. We have spoken before and we have written to each other a few years ago. I just recently finished reading The Things With Wings, again, this is probably the 8th or 9th class I have read it to. I still love it as much as I did the first time I read it. I just wanted to tell you again how wonderful I think the book is. My class loved it too! We especially love talking about how you chose to feed the caterpillars books! We love Newton and Vanessa and the friendship they develop. I have a feeling you might be receiving letters from some of the kids in my class. Some may also choose to write on here as well. Again, thanks for writing such a great book! I will continue to read it to my class (and my kids) for as long as I have it!
Sincerely,
Erin A.
4th grade teacher
Long Island, NY

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Erin A.,
Hi!
Thanks for writing. It's good to hear from you again.
I certainly remember you from our earlier talks.
You are one of three teachers (that I know of) who continue to use The Things with Wings with your classes.
Thank you for your support.
I will keep an eye out for any communications from your students.
Let me know if I can help you in any way.
And please say hello to your students from me.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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September 11, 2012
Allison writes:
Dear Mr. Holch,

I'm a 16 year old from Pittsburgh, PA and I picked up The Things With Wings when I was in fourth grade at a book sale that a local library was having. It quickly became my favorite book; I found it so interesting. I like to think that your book kickstarted my love for writing, because after reading The Things With Wings, I found myself to be writing stories quite frequently. For a while, my goal was to publish a book by the time my 18th birthday rolls around. My interests have shifted slightly since then, and I can't quite see that realistically happening, but I still have a passion for writing. My cousin is approaching the age when I first read The Things With Wings, so I will definitely be passing that book on, hopefully he loves it just as much as I did (and still do; sometimes I find myself picking it up and rereading it!)

Thank you for inspiring me through The Things With Wings.
--Allison

Greg Holch replies:
Allison,
Thank you for your kind message.
It looks like something changed for you when you read the book, just like it did for Newton.
Best of luck with your writing career!
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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April 18, 2012
Susie writes:

Hi Greg! This is Susie at Mulberry Street. :) I was just looking for books about butterflies for a toddler story time, and The Things with Wings popped up in my search--by Gregory Holch! So I did a little detective work and found you here. I'm so impressed--and I can't believe you didn't tell me you'd written a children's book! I have it on my holds list. Congratulations on all your many accomplishments--we're lucky to have you at the library. :) -Susie

Greg Holch replies:
Susie,
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my website, and for the kind words. I thought you knew about The Things With Wings. It's a fantasy novel for children ages 8-12. I'll tell you more when I see you at the library. Probably tomorrow!
Best wishes,
Greg
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March 21, 2012
Anonymous in Paris writes:

It's awesome; everything is very well done, congrats!

Greg Holch replies:
Anonymous in Paris,
Thank you.
I deleted the mention of your shuttle service in Paris because you didn't identify yourself, and your website has no information in the "about us" section.
But thank you for visiting my website, and perhaps we'll meet in Paris one day.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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February 12, 2012
Ashley writes:
You rock Greg!! You have actually received an email from me!!:)
-- Ashley

Greg Holch replies:
Ashley,
Thank you for your email and comment.
I have moved your comment to the Guestbook because I think it fits better here.
Best wishes,
Gregory J. Holch
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February 2, 2012
Robin writes:
Hi, Greg.
This is really cool to see and really great to see what you look like these days. What a nice person you have always been. Good for you for doing the library stint. It seems we keep honing and honing as we get older what we want to do when we grow up!
-- Robin B.

Greg Holch replies:
Robin,
It's great to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by my website.
I still don't completely know what I want to do when I grow up.
Best wishes,
-- Greg

Robin answers:
I'm getting there, Greg, but glad to hear others are at a similar place.
Best,
-- Robin
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February 1, 2012
Genie writes:
Hi Greg!
Nice website!!
Where do you start if you want to write a book? I have been told many times I should write about my/​our experience with adopting and raising our son with Tourette Syndrome... We had many battles with schools... We have a lot of experience and have shared it with other parents who have children with Special needs. Our story has a happy ending... James is now in the USAF and attending the University of Fairbanks in Alaska! Never thought in our wildest dreams he would go so far... though we know God has always been with him and guiding him. So not sure how to start something like this... I was recently really encouraged to do it. Take Care!!
~ Your Cousin Genie

Greg Holch replies:
Genie,
Hi.
If you really want to pursue your story, then I would suggest you start writing something.
Start simply, maybe with an outline of what you want to cover.
Then, perhaps, you could just spend a few hours and get a very brief version of your story down on paper. As if you were writing a letter to someone.
After that, if you felt there were more to tell, you could think about expanding it.
But get started, first. (You could even record your thoughts and then transcribe them.)
Then if you want to continue, send me an email, or give me a call, and I'll see if I have any ideas for you.
But you have to start writing first.
Best wishes,
Your cousin, Greg

Genie answers:
Thanks Greg for the advice!! I really appreciate it... It's about our life, raising our son with Tourette Syndrome and all that goes with it...Happy ending... He is now in the USAF and attending the University of Fairbanks! So it is a book about hope... I'll keep you posted!!
~ Genie
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October 21, 2011
Rebecca writes:
Hi Greg,

I met you the other day at Mulberry Street library. I'm thinking of doing my internship there so I had a few questions for you. I wanted to get your take on the internship experience there. The whole staff is very helpful and friendly I think but they are very busy- it is a very busy library in general. Because it is busy were they able to spend time with you and take on a mentoring role or were your projects mainly self directed? I want to make sure I get a good mix of doing projects independently and under supervision as well, most importantly though, I want to learn a lot! Any thoughts or advice you could give me is much appreciated!

Thanks!
Rebecca

ps- how many credits did you have when you started the internship? I'm at 21 credits. Alice F. let me know that it's better to have 24 credits before starting the internship but I'm not sure that this makes that much difference in terms of a knowledge base before going into the internship?

Greg Holch replies:
Rebecca,
Hi.
The staff at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library is great. I think they would be open to any type of project that you might like to try.

Please contact me by e-mail and we can talk more. There's a link to the Contact Form at the top of this page. (It's also on the Resumé page.)
Thanks.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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April 28, 2011
Samantha writes:
Dear Mr. Holch,
I just finished reading The Things With Wings. My teacher read it to my class. I LOVED the ending! (My teacher was crying!!!) She said she wrote to you last year. She said she's going to show us the rough draft you gave her! I really loved the book!!!
You should really write "The Things With Wings 2" it would be AWESOME!!!!!

Thanks for writing a really good book!!!!
Samantha

Greg Holch replies:
Dear Samantha,
I remember writing to your teacher last year.
She is a faithful fan of The Things With Wings, and I feel honored to hear that she continues to use it in class.
This is the time of year when the book takes place.
It's the middle of April, spring vacation, and the leaves are appearing with that new spring green color.
I'm glad to hear that you liked the book.
Say hello to your teacher and class for me.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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April 26, 2011
-H writes:
Hi Mr. Holch!
I've been going through my old childhood favorite. Today, I found myself once again reading The Things with Wings and once again being completely enchanted. I will certainly be passing this one around for a very long time- I eagerly await more books!
-H

Greg Holch replies:
Dear -H,
Thank you for writing to me.
I'm really pleased to hear that The Things With Wings was a childhood favorite.
What a nice thing to say.
Have a great spring!
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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March 11, 2011
Clem writes:
Hi, Mr Holch!
I am a 21-year-old from the Philippines.

Today, when I answered a Formspring question about what my favorite book was when I was a child, I remembered your book, The Things with Wings.

I'd just like to let you know my appreciation of that book. I only read it through my gradeschool library and unfortunately, I was never able to find it in our local bookstores. I really miss it and I haven't read it in at least 7 years.

Please continue writing and I look forward to seeing your name in our bookshelves in the future.
Sincerely,
Clem

Greg Holch replies:
Clem,
Thank you for your kind words about The Things With Wings.
It's fun for me to learn how far my book has traveled.
I can see the pages fluttering like the wings of a migrating butterfly.
Thank you for writing to me.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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February 15, 2011
Jacki D. writes:
Hello -
I am an elementary teacher who would love to buy a set of The Things With Wings for my 3rd and 4th grade classes. However, I was told the book is out of print! That is so sad. It's a favorite book of mine, and I love teaching it. (You may remember me from your FIRST EVER school presentation. I had won a grant to get you in to talk with the 6th graders of a NJ middle school, and you "broke in" your slide show with us.)

Since then, I have changed schools. Some years I read your book aloud, and it's always well-loved. This year there was some extra money in the budget, and I was hoping to buy copies for the 36 children. Do you know if there is a stash anywhere I can buy? Please let me know. (Email is best.) Thanks so much! I hope you and your family are all well. I see you are in library school. That's great! You will be an amazing librarian. : ) Thanks for your time.
Sincerely,
Jacki D.

Greg Holch replies:
Jacki,
Hi. It's good to hear from you. I certainly remember meeting you and talking with the students at your school.

Thank you for continuing to support The Things With Wings. Unfortunately it is currently out of stock. I will talk to you about your options off line.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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February 6, 2011
Anonymous Eighth Grader writes:
Mr. Holch,
Thank you so much. You have helped me alot. I hope to read more of your books.

Greg Holch replies:
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. I hope to write more books so that you can read them.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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February 3, 2011
Anonymous Eighth Grader writes:
Mr. Holch,
Hi, I am an eighth grader and just recently read your book The Thing With Wings. It was AMAZING, I could not put it down. I decided that I would use it as one of my term paper books. I have searched a lot but am unsuccessful at finding a lot of information about your life. I have to do a biography section to see how your life reflects on your books. I was hoping you could give me a little more input on you life, thank you.

Greg Holch replies:
Thank you for your very kind words about The Things With Wings. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it, and I am honored that you have chosen me for the paper you are writing.

There is not a lot of information anywhere about my life. This website is your best bet. Have you looked around the site and explored? There is a short "Biography" page, but there is also a "Frequently Asked Questions" page and a "Resume" page that will give you a lot more information about my life.

I suppose you could always say that the book is full of secrets, and it seems like my life is full of secrets because you had a hard time finding any information about me. You could then talk about the facts you found here and try to connect each one to the book. For instance, you might have noticed that there are a lot of references to books in The Things With Wings. Then you might notice that my mother was a librarian, that I worked as a book editor for many years, and that I am currently studying to be a librarian, and you might see a connection.

You might notice that I like reading books by E. Nesbit, and if you know that she wrote children's fantasy books, then you might see a connection. Or you might notice that I spent Saturday mornings as a child at the local Audubon nature sanctuary, and you might conclude that I learned about butterflies there.

You might even notice that I once co-wrote a joke book, and you might connect that with the way that Newton sometimes tells silly jokes.

I think you have a lot of facts to work with here. If you really, really get stuck, let me know. But I think you will be just fine.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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December 16, 2010
Mariana Eloisa T. writes
Hello Gregory J. Holch,
I am currently an undergrad at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I started the semester off on a rough note after a series of unfortunate circumstances involving my personal life took place. One weekend while I was at home, I found The Things With Wings sitting on my younger sister's bookshelf. I decided to take it back to campus with me.

I've always been someone who deeply enjoys reading and experiencing new things. This book had been my favorite book as a child for so many reasons, and reading it again has been very relieving. We are all forever changed by the decisions we make, and those we don't get to make. Thank you for providing such a beautiful way for me to help me find myself again after all the change. I hope this book is nothing short of inspirational for everyone who does read it.

I was wondering, if you don't mind sharing - What was your inspiration for creating this book?
Much warmth,
Mariana Eloisa T.

Greg Holch replies:
Mariana,
Thank you for writing.

I’m sorry to hear that your recent undergrad semester started on a rough note. I hope you have someone you can talk with about that. Books can be very helpful, but I think we all need people around us who will listen and give us new ideas.

I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed The Things With Wings, both as a child and now. The earliest inspiration for the book came when I was writing a paper for biology class in ninth grade, but the actual story grew and changed over time in my imagination. I didn’t begin to write it for many many years. It’s built on books that I’ve read, places that I’ve lived or visited, and experiences that I’ve had. There was no big event that inspired it, but lots of bits and pieces of my life found their way into it.

If you find that children’s books are inspirational, then you might want to read some more. Elizabeth Bird of the New York Public Library created The Top 100 Children’s Novels Poll, based on recommendations from readers. You can find it at the School Library Journal website, in A Fuse #8 Production, April 13, 2010. (When I learn how to do links, I’ll update this.)You might want to take a look at that list and sample some of those books. (The Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome got me through college, though I must admit I never found a group of friends like the children in that book.)

If you prefer more adult fiction, there are lots of books that contain lists of books to read. How to Read A Book by Adler and Van Doren or The New Lifetime Reading Plan by Fadiman and Major both offer lists of the top 100 or so classic works of Western Literature. Lots and lots of more up-to-date books with similar lists exist. Starting from Scratch by Rita Mae Brown and Great Books by David Denby are two. The Day I Became an Autodidact by Kendall Hailey tells of her experiences reading instead of going to college, but don’t let her talk you into leaving school! Lists which include more international works and more works by women also exist.

I find that reading helps keep me centered, and if that works for you, too, then keep reading. Lots. I hope next semester is a bit smoother.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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November 18, 2010
Angela writes:
Hello.
I have a 6th grader who has to read 1,000 pages a trimester for language arts. My daughter is NOT a reader. It has been impossible to find a book she will start and finish. She is what her language arts teacher calls a reader for information. She reads books on sports players and biographies.
I bought your book years ago at a garage sale and she started and had a hard time putting it down. She is in the final 2 chapters and said it's getting good. I guess I want to thank you for writing an interesting book to hold my daughter's interest. I googled your name to find more you have written. Unfortunately this was it. Can you recommend other books that might hold her interest. She liked the mysterious unknown in your book. Thanks for your time.
Angela
Hastings, Minnesota

Greg Holch replies:
Angela,
Thank you for writing. I’m pleased to hear that your daughter is enjoying The Things With Wings.
I have a “resident expert” who sounds a lot like your daughter. I asked him what books he would recommend, and he suggested these:
The “On The Field With” series of sports biographies by Matt Christopher, including Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm.
The Baseball Card Adventure series by Dan Gutman, starting with Honus and Me.
The Bone series by Jeff Smith. (This is a graphic novel series from Scholastic.)
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

I used to think that getting a child to read was all about handing them the right book. I now believe that this is a good start, but that reading is more complex than that. I have failed to find the right book for my resident expert many more times than I have succeeded. But I do keep trying. Here are some books that I have enjoyed reading, and that may touch on “the mysterious unknown”:
The Harry Potter series (also good for reading aloud to kids)
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
No Flying In the House by Betty Brock
Loretta Mason Potts by Mary Chase (very very difficult to find, try interlibrary loan)
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Half Magic by Edward Eager
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Try to find a children’s librarian who understands your daughter, either at your school or local public library. A librarian will have many more book suggestions. All of the books listed above are great books, but they may not please your daughter. If you get a chance, let me know what happens. Thanks again for writing.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch
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November 13, 2010
Carolyn H. Y. writes:
Dear Greg,
I read your post on the memorial page for Jennie S. I send my best to your family.
Carolyn H. Y.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Greg Holch replies:
Thanks, Carolyn. We'll talk soon.
Best wishes,
Greg Holch

Copyright © 2010-2017 by Gregory J. Holch. All Rights Reserved.

Selected Works

Fantasy
"Every year, on the first warm, sunny day of Spring, the butterflies returned to the little town of Angel Falls."
Children's Jokes
"What's gray and has four legs and a trunk?" "A mouse on a safari."
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