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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Gude  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Illustrator

Audience: Children;


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Gude grew up in Dorsey. He attended Edwardsville Sr. High School and currently resides in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

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

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

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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 Number:

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Giraffes And Elephants Are Friends
ISBN: 1434824837. OCLC Number:

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

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Marah and the Magicians
ISBN: 1978081731. OCLC Number:

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

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ISBN: 1434825019. OCLC Number: 960642263

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Super Rocket Monkey
ISBN: 1438246978. OCLC Number:

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

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

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When Elephant met Giraffe
ISBN: 9781423163039. OCLC Number: 793973650

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