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A DAY AT THE DE GRUMMOND COLLECTION

On June 29, 1999, in conjunction with the annual conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans, 18 librarians from throughout the United States visited the de Grummond Collection. They were given a behind-the-scenes tour by curator Dee Jones, who also presented a talk on The Treasures of the de Grummond Collection exhibit.

After a delightful luncheon funded by University President Horace Fleming, the group was treated to a talk by children's author and poet Charles Ghigna. Also known as "Father Goose," Ghigna is the author of Mice Are Nice (Random House, 1999), See the Yak Yak (Random House, 1999); and The Animal Trunk, his newest release from Abrams. See the Yak Yak has been chosen as a main selection for the Book of the Month Club. His books and poems have been featured on ABC's Good Morning America and two of his earlier books, Tickle Day (Hyperion 1994)and Riddle Rhymes (Hyperion 1995) have received glowing reviews in the New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, the Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. More information on Father Goose can be obtained at his website.

 

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