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Paul Gude

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Gude grew up in Dorsey. He attended Edwardsville Sr. High School and currently resides in Edwardsville.

Biography: Paul Gude is an actor/musician/writer/cartoonist. He studied theatre performance, creative writing, and cognitive psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. While there, he was a DJ for the radio station KCOU and a cartoonist for the ''Maneater'' student newspaper.From 1998 - 2014, Gude lived in Seattle, Washington. While there, he performed at Annex Theatre's monthly cabaret as one-half of the performance duo Gude/Laurance. Gude has written books for both children and adults. He has also penned one ebook for children, ''RRRAWRR!: A Story for Little Monsters''. Gude uses his background in comedy and improvisational theatre to produce question and answer driven presentations with children interested in creative pursuits.

  • '''''When Elephant Met Giraffe'''''
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

A surprise for Giraffe and Elephant /
ISBN: 1423183118 OCLC: 862575249

Quiet Giraffe and chatty Elephant have a friendship that sees them through misunderstanding, disappointment, and an interesting surprise.

A Very Large Book of Giraffes and Elephants
ISBN: 1448637333 OCLC:

Giraffes And Elephants Are Friends
ISBN: 1434824837 OCLC:

Love in a time of zombies
ISBN: 9781438239156 OCLC: 843330669

[publisher not identified], [Place of publication not identified] : ©2009.

Marah and the Magicians
ISBN: 1978081731 OCLC:

Ninjas!: The Spacefaring Cowboys Of Japan's Mesozoic Era
ISBN: 1434816346 OCLC:

ISBN: 1434825019 OCLC: 960642263

CreateSpace [United States] : 2007

Super Rocket Monkey
ISBN: 1438246978 OCLC:

The Fuzzy Robot: A Color-It-Yourself Book
ISBN: 143483381X OCLC:

These Are Your Coded Instructions: Poems By Paul Gude
ISBN: 1434823784 OCLC:

When Elephant met Giraffe
ISBN: 9781423163039 OCLC: 793973650

Disney * Hyperion Books, New York : ©2014.

Loud, boisterous Elephant learns how to be friends with calm, quiet Giraffe.