Here is a real treasure from the past and I appreciate him sharing it with us.
Thank you Chuck!

"I read several of Jim's books back in my childhood (one of the few things
 I liked to read).
  As a school assignment, my teacher asked that her students
 write to their favorite author
to see if they could get a response.  I wrote to
 Jim Kjelgaard and got a letter back-one of
only 2-3 in the entire class! 
That was in 1953.  I have held on to that letter for all these years."

Chuck Bentzen, Sheridan, Wyoming