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Letter from a Student

Comment:

One of my 4th grade students finished reading Shiloh with her literature circle group, and wrote this letter for you. Since I was unable to find a mailing address, I decided to just type her message below. I know she would really appreciate a response, if possible. Thank you for writing such a wonderful book!

 

Student’s letter:
My group loved the book Shiloh. It was great! We finished it today. It was awesome! Your book is one of best ever! My group read it through. We loved every sentence of it! It was fun. It had a lot of detail. We loved it.

 

Phyllis replied:

I’m so glad that you liked the book.  I’m sure it must have been fun to read it aloud.   For all teachers and students:  Check the “news” blog on my website, for my home address if you want to send a letter by U.S. mail.

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Two Questions:

Comment:

What inspired you to write Shiloh, and what inspires you to write books?

Phyllis replied:

I found an abused dog like Shiloh in West Virginia, which made me want to write the book, and my parents read aloud to us for about a half hour, every night, almost until we entered middle school.  It wasn’t that we couldn’t read ourselves–we could, and we did–but both Mom and  Dad read with such drama that it was my favorite part of every day.

Posted on: November 4, 2017

My reveiw of the book Shiloh

Comment:

I really love this book because it has lessons to learn, and there are parts of the book that you just keep wanting to read! I’m a fourth grader and my class read parts of it every day and they didn’t want to stop reading it!

Phyllis replied:

Thank you for telling me.

Posted on: November 4, 2017

Should Judd go to Prison?

Comment:

Shiloh is such a good book and I love all of the characters so much. I also think that the book is very interesting. I also think that Judd Travers should go to prison forever because he is a very mean man. Thanks so much for writing Shiloh because it’s my favorite book because it’s so fun to read and Shiloh is so adorable.

Phyllis replied:

(If you read the rest of the Shiloh books, you might possibly change your mind about Judd)

 

Posted on: November 4, 2017

A very good book

Phyllis replied:

Shiloh is a very good book and has a lot of detail.I love reading about dogs and I

will read the other Shiloh books.

 

Phyllis replied:

Thank you for writing to me!

Posted on: November 4, 2017

shiloh

Comment:

I love Shiloh! Good job because it has so many interesting words. I learned a lot from your book.

Phyllis replied:

I learned a lot just writing it!

Posted on: November 4, 2017

A lovely Reveiw

Comment:

I loved Shiloh! It showed so much empathy for an animal. The book also makes you sad and laugh at the same time. The book shared so much kindness and love for a dog. I loved Shiloh so much because nobody gives up to get what they want. Things don’t always happen how the storybook character wants but this book is sort of in the middle. The book was awesome and had the power of kindness as I call it. My heart goes straight to the characters.They all show great power in their heart. I hope you continue your love of writing.

Phyllis replied:

I can’t imagine NOT loving to write!

 

Posted on: November 4, 2017

When Shiloh was hurt

Comment:

Hi. The book Shiloh is amazing. I love how Marty has passion for Shiloh. And how Judd is so mean and makes people not like him. When my teacher was reading the part when Baker’s dog chewed up Shiloh everybody was so sad. This book is so cool because all the characters have so many expressions.

Phyllis replied:

I was really sad when I wrote that scene too.

 

Posted on: November 4, 2017

I loved Shiloh!

Comment:

Shiloh was great!I really liked how Marty cared for animals so much. When my class read it, it was so good we didn’t want to stop reading Shiloh! All of my other classmates liked it too!

Phyllis replied:

I’m so glad you enjoyed it.  I hope you’ve seen the movie also.

Posted on: November 4, 2017

Teachers, regarding student letters

Message from Phyllis: I enjoy reading letters from your students, and if they would like to write to me personally, my address is 401  Russell Avenue, Apt. 713, Gaithersburg, MD  20877.  If class letters come all in one batch, please give me the name and address of your school so that I can write one letter to be read to the class.  If students write to me individually, U.S. mail, I try to answer each one, sometimes with a note, but always with a brochure or photo or whatever they seem to most want.  Once in a while I can’t make out the address or the city or even the child’s name, and so someone may be overlooked, but I hope it doesn’t happen often.  If you have a personal request, and don’t want your message to appear on these blogs, please email me at phyllis_naylor@comcast.net.  In the subject heading, type personal request.

Posted on: October 20, 2017

 

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