Student Reviews

“My personal favorite is EveryTurtle Counts. I love this book because even though she has a disability, she uses all her power to save a baby turtle, that no one else loved. I could relate to this story as I discovered a fish which I think was an Atlantic Silverside. I quickly called for my dad and together we rescued a young fish...”

Farah Mahmud, New York City

Dear Ms. Hunter,

Thank you for coming to the Carroll School. We really enjoyed it! I am going to cape cod and I am going to try to find a turtle. I will be thinking of you if I find one! . . .


Carroll School Fourth Grader

Dear Ms. Hunter,

Thank you for coming to our school. I was inspired by how you did what you love and made a change. Some day I want to become a teacher and make a change. . .


Carroll School Fourth Grade

Letters from Sara’s Visit to New Jersey’s Newmark School

Dear Ms. Hunter,

Thank you for coming to Newmark. I had a great time listening to you reading your new book. Thank yo for encouraging me to write stories. I thought you were very interesting. I loved learning that you worked for Warner Brothers. Your new book "Every Turtle Counts" made me feel hopeful. Mimi was very brave to help her turtle. Thanks again.



Dear Ms. Hunter,

Thank you for coming to our school and reading your new book. When you write a new book, can you tell me all about it? My favorite part is when the turtle is in the pool. You made me want to write books about my favorite animal, the guinea pig. Thank you for coming.



Dear Ms. Hunter,

Thank you for coming to our school and reading your new book to us. I hope you write a new one. My favorite part is when Mimi found her turtle. It was a great book! I hope you come back soon. I'm also writing a book called The Homeless Bulldog.

Thanks again!



Thanks Sara the book was great hope to see you again have a good day


that kid luke



Dear Ms. Sara Hunter,

I really liked the book The Unbreakable Code. I’m really into books about native americans. They teach me about them and their religion. It’s really cool. I want to thank you for giving me your autograph. When I showed it to my brother, mom and dad, they all said to me that I was really lucky to actually meet a famous author. It was a wonderful day.



P.S. 104, Brooklyn, NY

Dear Ms. Hunter,

Your book, “The Unbreakable Code” was great. I don’t know how you did it. Someone like me could never work years on one story. It’s hard to believe you went to talk with the real code talkers. I wish my best friends Kolbien and Taylor and I learned to speak in code, then we could pass notes in class and on one would know what it said. We could also speak on the phone in code, so my little sister amanda can’t eavesdrop. (even though she probably won’t)

Thank you for reading us that great book.

Your fan,


P.S. 104, Brooklyn, NY

Dear Ms. Hunter,

Thank you for coming into Horace Mann School and telling us about The Unbreakable Code and also telling us about your life, and how you became a writer. I also think that you had alot of courage in yourself to speak in front of 55 kids and even the parents! So, I just wanted to say thank you very much.

from Nate, Newton, MA

Dear Mrs. Hunter,

I was glad to meet you. You did a wonderful presentation! .. The idea of putting the Navajo code at the end of the book was very interesting. Thanks for coming!

from Sherrie, Newton, MA

P.S. Thanks for signing my shoes!!

Dear Sara Hunter,

I thought it was very nice and thoughtful for you to use up your precious time to come talk to our class for free. Your talk was very interesting. I really woke up when you started to tell your story. I thought it was really neat how you went all the way to Arizona just for a book you were writing you must really put a lot of time and effort in to your books. I’m not just saying this but I used to want to be an author I didn’t realize how hart it is I thought it was simple!

Sincerely, Kim, Concord, MA

(The red headed girl with all the braids)

Dear Mrs. Hunter,

I am writing about my grandpa who immigrated from a different country. We read The Unbreakable Code. It was a great book. I know what you look like because I went on the internet and saw you. From the opposite side of the room from the computer you look like my science teacher. That’s not a bad thing.

--Tim, Montclair, NJ

Dear Mrs. Hunter,

Thank you very much for coming in and sharing with us the difficult steps a writer has to go through to have a book published.

--Ms. Dubee’s fourth grade class, Field School, Weston, MA

Dear Mrs. Hunter,

Thank you for reading The Unbreakable Code to us. It was a good book. I liked the game when we tried to unbreak the code.

--Anna, third grade, Chickering School, Dover, MA

Dear Sara,

Thank you for coming to our school. I really enjoyed your visit. I really like your book, The Unbreakable Code. I have read it many times and I plan to read it again...In my journal, I gave The Unbreakable Code the title “Best Book”. I really want to read the rest of your books. I am thinking about being an author when I grow up.

--Zoe, Lincoln School, Brookline, MA

Dear Mrs. Hunter,

Hello! My name is Chas Carey, a student in Mrs. Rothermel’s class, and I, as well as the rest of my classmates, would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming and talking about your books. I know you must be busy most of the time, so coming to class was probably a big dent on your schedule. We enjoyed learning about this book and had fun seeing how a real picture book is produced. You had gone through a lot of wear and tear, but it payed off at the end because your book is spectacular! I for one, personally like to write, and the tips and inspiration you gave us helped me write better. I am very happy that you came to our class and I hope your new projects go well. The Unbreakable Code really helps convey the message that war is bad, and that many people died to save our country, but also to never look down on someone just because they are different. the Second World Was was not won by one race.

Once again, thank you for coming to see us. I hope your other books are successful as well!

--Chas, fifth grade Alcott School, Concord, MA