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Charles Ghigna

Agent: TLA, Inc.
New York, New York, United States

Email: PaGoose@aol.com

Home page: http://www.CharlesGhigna.com

Charles Ghigna
c/o Random House Children's Books
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is a poet, children's author,
and nationally syndicated feature writer who helps promote the love
of children’s literature by speaking at schools, colleges, conferences,
and libraries throughout the U.S. and overseas.

He is the author of more than thirty award-winning books of poetry
for children and adults from Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster,
Disney, Hyperion, Abrams and other publishers. Thousands
of his poems also appear in textbooks, anthologies, magazines and
newspapers. His books have been featured on “Good Morning America”
and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” selected by the Book-of-the-Month
Club, the Accelerated Reading Program, the Scholastic Book Club,
ALA Booklist, Poetry Alive, and the American Bookseller’s “Pick of the
Lists.” His books have received the Parent’s Choice Book Award,
SEBA Notable Book Award, the Helen Keller Literary Award, and the
Alabama Library Association Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

Charles is a former poetry editor of The English Journal for the
National Council of Teachers of English and has served as the
poet-in-residence for the Alabama School of Fine Arts where he
directed the writing program.

Ghigna (pronounced GEEN-ya) lives in Homewood, Alabama
with his wife, Debra, and son, Chip. For a complete bibliography,
reviews, photos, and other information, please visit the Father Goose
website at: www.CharlesGhigna.com

Books by Charles Ghigna include:

ONE HUNDRED SHOES (Random House)
(Preschool and elementary)
ISBN 0-375-82178-3 (trade paper) $3.99
ISBN 0-375-92178-8 (library binding) $11.99

MICE ARE NICE (Random House)
(Preschool and Elementary)
ISBN 0-679-88929-9 (trade paper) $3.99
ISBN 0-679-98929-3 (library binding) $11.99

SEE THE YAK YAK (Random House)
(Preschool and Elementary)
ISBN 0-679-89135-8 (trade paper) $3.99
ISBN 0-679-99135-2 (library binding) $11.99

ANIMAL TRUNK: SILLY POEMS TO READ ALOUD (Abrams)
(Preschool and Elementary)
ISBN 0-8109-4200-3 (hardback) $14.95

HALLOWEEN NIGHT: TWENTY-ONE SPOOKTACULAR POEMS (Running Press)
(All Ages)
ISBN 0-7624-1552-5 (hardback) $15.95

A FURY OF MOTION: POEMS FOR BOYS (Boyds Mills Press)
(Adolescents and Teens)
ISBN 1-59078-066-3 (hardback) $16.95
ISBN 1-59078-188-0 (paperback) 6.95

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! (Charlesbridge)
(Preschool, Elementary, Adults)
ISBN 0-88106-113-1 (hardback) $15.95

THE ALPHABET PARADE (River City Kids)
(Preschool and Elementary)
ISBN 1-880216-74-4 (hardback) $17.95

LOVE POEMS (Crane Hill)
(Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adults)
ISBN 1-57587-115-7 (paperback) $7.95

HAIKU: THE TRAVELERS OF ETERNITY (River City Press)
(Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adults)
ISBN 0-913515-15-9 (hardback) $19.95

PLASTIC SOUP: DREAM POEMS (River City Press)
(High School and Adults)
ISBN 1-57966-004-5 (hardback) $14.95

SPEAKING IN TONGUES: NEW & SELECTED POEMS (Livingston Press)
(High School and Adults)
ISBN O-942979-20-6 (paperback) $11.95
ISBN 0-942979-19-2 (hardback) $23.95


~ OUT OF PRINT TITLES ~

RIDDLE RHYMES (Disney/Hyperion)
(Preschool, Elementary, Upper Elementary)
ISBN 1-56282-479-1 (hardback) $13.95

TICKLE DAY: POEMS FROM FATHER GOOSE (Disney/Hyperion)
(Preschool and Elementary)
ISBN 0-7868-0015-1 (hardback) $14.95

GOOD DOGS/BAD DOGS (Disney/Hyperion)
(Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adults)
ISBN 1-56282-290-X (hardback) $7.95

GOOD CATS/BAD CATS (Disney/Hyperion)
(Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adults)
ISBN 1-56282-292-6 (hardback) $7.95

RETURNING TO EARTH (Livingston Press)
(Adults)
ISBN 0-942979-05-2 (paperback) $9.95

WINGS OF FIRE (Druid Press)
(Adults)
ISBN 0-945301-08-1 (paperback) $10.00

PLASTIC TEARS (Dorrance)
(Adults)
ISBN 0-8059-1953-8 (hardback) $2.95
DORRANCE

THE BEST OF SNICKERS (Best of Times, Inc.)
(Adults)
ISBN O-9624032-8-8 (paperback) $5.95

THE DAY I SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE SHELBY COUNTY JAIL (Best of Times)
(Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adults)
ISBN 1-886049-01-7 (paperback) $5.95

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No

 

Published works:

Poetry

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