"America's Beloved Poet"
Featured on PBS, NPR and ABC “Good Morning America.”
Writing a Poem-a-Day for the past 50 years.
Designed by Heidi Bee Roemer
"The Father Goose Treasury is the best collection of poetry for children
since Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses."
"Charles Ghigna taps into childhood so amazingly well in this book. The poems bring back such great memories, dreams, and fantasies of childhood. Some poems will make children laugh, others will touch their hearts, or reach deeper still to their soul, and others will open windows to new vistas." —Han Nolan, National Book Award Winner
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So who the heck is Father Goose?
“Charles Ghigna’s world is different than ours. He lives in a hundred-year-old cottage in the middle of Alabama. His writing room is upstairs in the attic. He calls it his Treehouse. He spends most days looking out the window daydreaming up new ideas to write about. When he’s not writing, he’s traveling to schools, libraries, and book fairs. Kids call him Father Goose." —Bill Caton, Editor
Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® is the award-winning author of more than 100 books from Disney, Random House, Red Comet, Schiffer, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time, Inc. and more than 5,000 poems that appear in anthologies, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines ranging from Harper’s to Highlights from The New Yorker to Cricket magazines. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. His books have been featured on NPR, PBS, and ABC's "Good Morning America." He has read at The Library of Congress, John F. Kennedy Center, American Library in Paris, American School in Paris, International Schools of South America, Indigenous Schools of Alaska, and conferences, libraries, and schools throughout the U.S. and overseas.
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