Official Website of Ann McGovern, Popular Children’s Book Author

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AESOP’S FABLES

Haven’t you heard people talk about sour grapes or not counting chickens before they hatch? Or the boy who cried wolf? Aesop’s Fables have become a part of our daily language.

Re-released in 2013, Ann McGovern retells the classic fables using kid-friendly language, and there are striking black-and-white illustrations.

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Squeals & Squiggles & Ghostly Giggles

SQUEALS & SQUIGGLES & GHOSTLY GIGGLES

Young hobgoblins will squiggle and giggle at this madcap treasury of spooky poems, tricks, games, stories, and limer-eeks.  Stage a scary treasure hunt, tell your friends to “Feel the Corpse” – but don’t tell them what the grisly parts really are. Shiver at chilling stories, like The Velvet Ribbon. Fill in the rhymes in “The Terrible Talky Not-Quite.” Put on a “Dr. Diabolical” skit and you’ll split your sides laughing.  For Halloween and all year long.   Illustrated by Jeffrey Higgenbottom. Ages 6-12

“My friends and I LOVE the story of The Velvet Ribbon. I know it by heart. ” Mary K, Santa Fe, NM

 

9 New Why It's a Holiday

WHY IT’S A HOLIDAY

What does New Year’s Day have to do with a Roman god?  Why do we celebrate work by not working! What kind of spirits lived in Christmas holly? What do rabbits and eggs have to do with Easter? What holiday is the Jewish Thanksgiving? What did wolves have to do with Valentine’s Day?  Why do you dress up in costumes on Halloween? Ann’s first published book is available again.

“Children will find little-known gems about the holidays they celebrate. A great addition to libraries.”  Chicago Tribune

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ROBIN HOOD OF SHERWOOD FOREST

Ten adventures of the legendary outlaw who, with his band of merry men, vowed to bring woe to both the greedy rich and those without mercy, and to help the innocent and good-hearted. Illustrated by Tracy Sugarman. Ages 7-12

“This telling is a fine one, and the adventures are straightforward and lively, which will appeal to a wide range of ages.” – Trumbull Times

“I think if you didn’t write this book, there would be no Robin Hood movies at all. I liked your book better than the movie.” Luca Golden, New York City.

 

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SHAKESPEAREAN SALLIES, SULLIES, AND SLANDERS: Insults For All Occasions

When you’re mad, when you want to insult a cry-baby, when you want to have the last word, just don’t say the first thing out of your head. Be smarter and use Shakespeare’s insults. Illustrated by James and Ruth McCrew. Ages 11- Adult

“An unusual book that contains memorable one-liners that are as barbed today as when they were first used.” Publishers Weekly

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