“Your presence at our annual “I Am An Author ” celebration made the event an affair to remember. You played an integral role in every aspect of the program, from autographing to sharing wonderful personal visions of your works. The audience remained spellbound as you showed your pictures and told the stories behind the books. I continue to receive accolades from educators, parents, and the community. On behalf of the Title 1 Reading Program of the Buffalo Public Schools, staff, students and parents, I wish to thank you for your deep commitment to our children”— Allison Turley, Director of Federal Programs.
“You could certainly tell by the reaction of the children what a fine presentation you delivered. Thank you so much for helping to expand the lives of our student and their world.”– Scott Newland, Director, American International School of Lesotho
“Many of your wonderful books have been loved and savored to the point that they are falling apart. Thank you for being such a source of joy and inspiration to young readers and writers.”– Mary Mahoney, Tanglewood School Library
“The children were in awe during the assembly. Teachers have been raving about you and your charisma with children.” — Joan Chapin, Staten Island Reading Association
“You were repeatedly identified as the highlight of the year. Your warm, personable presentations enriched the lives of all who had the opportunity to hear you. You are to be commended and applauded.” —Richard Osner, District Superintendent Wurzburg District, Germany
“What an outstanding Young Authors’ Conference! You did such an extraordinary job of speaking to our authors of all ages. You held them enthralled with the background on your books and your personal travels. Ann, you were so personal and flexible. Combine those qualities with your expertise and you have a speaker who will be hard to follow. Thank you for all you gave to our students and staff.” — Maggie Watson, Quincy Public Schools, IL
“Your visit to Charlotte County has had and continues to have positive repercussions. Expressing my gratitude seems so inadequate for the reading, writing and attitude changes that are occurring. Helping our little ones understand the relationship between reading and writing is essential! You have contributed mightily. Thank you for an unforgettable week.” —Dionne Jones, School Board of Charlotte County, Punta Gorda, FL.
“Not only are you an excellent author, you teach well, too. At the assembly you taught me and the whole school that we can all write a good book. This helps boost my confidence for writing a story that we all have to do in class. Thanks again for a great presentation.” — Kaylinn Penardi, 6th grade, North Shore Elementary, Big Bear, CA
“With her keen perception and feeling for life, Ann McGovern writes books for children, she tells them something, and she opens new worlds for them. Lucky are the children who know her!” —Lee Bennett Hopkins, Books Are by People