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Charles Ghigna 

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 40 books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and other publishers. His books have been featured on ABCs "Good Morning America," PBS and NPR, selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and received the Parents' Choice Book Award and the National Parenting Honor Award. His poems for children and adults have appeared in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, magazines from Harper's to Highlights and from The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal to Cricket and Ranger Rick. His poems also appear in the national SAT and ACT tests. He has served as poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English and has presented poetry programs at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America and at hundreds of other schools, colleges, conferences, libraries, book fairs, and literary events throughout the world. For more information, please visit the Father Goose web site at
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