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Dear Mr. Watterson,

You, perhaps more than any other person, inspired me to write books for children. And most importantly, you taught me that it is important to trust in the intelligence of children. You never dumbed anything down, you always trusted the reader, and the result is that I enjoy “Calvin & Hobbes” just as much at age 32 as I did at age 12.

Your work is a tremendous inspiration and I can’t count the number of times I’ve read the complete series. You also knew how to make an exit so I’ll leave this here: THANK YOU.

Nathan Bransford