Charles Ghigna
"America's beloved children's poet"
Award-winning best-selling author of more than 100 books
and more than one million books sold by Random House

“Will have kids clamoring for repeat performances
until they can read all the poems themselves.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Fun to read aloud.”
—New York Times

“Father Goose not only has a good sense of description and metaphor,
but also a good sense of sound and rhythm.”
—School Library Journal

—Parents Magazine

“Playful poems well-suited to reading aloud.”
—Horn Book

“Lively and fun!”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Poems from the gifted pen of Charles Ghigna, aptly dubbed Father Goose.”
—Washington Post


“Ghigna captures and celebrates both
the mundane and the monumental moments in a child’s life.”
—Atlantic Books

“Simple truths simply revealed.”
—Parents’ Choice

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My name is Charles Ghigna.
Most kids call me Father Goose.
I have the best job in the world.
I write books for children!

So who the heck is Father Goose?

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® is the best-selling 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. Ghigna 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, book events, and schools throughout the U.S. and overseas.

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