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Individual Author Record

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Name:  John Gile  

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Born: 1944 in Cuba City, Wisconsin

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Gile graduated from Northern Illinois University and currently resides in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Gile is an award-winning author, journalist, editor, and publisher with more than three decades of education and experience in the world of print, electronic, and interpersonal communication.


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Titles At Your Library

The First Forest
ISBN: 0910941017

JGC / United Publishing Corps. 1989

This lyrically written tale tells what happens when greed enters the very first, perfect forest and spoils the trees' beauty and peace. Cover to cover full-color art brings the story to life as the gentle fable soft-sells a lesson on the consequences of selfishness and the joy of caring about others.

Keeping First Things First
ISBN: 0910941025

JGC / United Publishing Corps. 1990

"Keeping First Things First" is a beautiful book that reads like a personal letter from a friend. "Keeping First Things First" is a bestseller filled with anecdotes and reflections that bring out the best in all of us and help readers focus on enjoying life one day at a time. It's a warm companion on good days and bad days, and a gift of enduring love.

Oh, How I Wished I Could Read!
ISBN: 0910941106

JGC / United Publishing Corps. 1995

This light-hearted story with action-packed illustrations hits bull's eye on a glaring national need motivating children to read. Oh, How I Wished I Could Read! by John Gile produces laughs and gasps that make its "reading is vital" message a child-pleasing joy. Highly acclaimed and a national bestseller, it's a perfect book for fun-loving parents and high spirited teachers who laugh with their children and use humor to teach. Oh, How I Wished I Could Read! is used extensively in schools and even in adult literacy programs to foster reading development. In addition to being the 2011 pick for the New Orleans Literacy Extravaganza, it has been a Scholastic Book Club selection, a Teachers' Choice Award winner, a National Read America! selection, and is included in the Reading is Fundamental Book List.

What Is That Thing? Whose Stuff Is This
ISBN: 0910941270

JGC / United Publishing Corps. 2000

What Is That Thing? Whose Stuff Is This? deals with vacabulary development in the same way Oh, How I Wished I Could Read! deals with the importance of reading. Both use humor to reach children and impress upon them the importance of developing the skills necessary to survive in a literate world and to develop word power in order to communicate effectively.

El Primer Bosque/ the First Forest (Spanish Edition)
ISBN: 0910941157

JGC / United Publishing Corps. 2006

This lyrically written tale tells what happens when greed enters the very first, perfect forest and spoils the trees' beauty and peace. Cover to cover full-color art brings the story to life as the gentle fable soft-sells a lesson on the consequences of selfishness and the joy of caring about others.

Warriors Forever
ISBN: 0910941378

JGC / United Publishing Corps. 2017

John Gile has done it again tapped into the strength of the human spirit with the passion and compassion that produced Keeping First Things First and the crossover classic, The First Forest. That tradition continues in Warriors Forever, a true story illustrating what is possible when individuals and communities are united in vision, hope, and strength to accomplish worthwhile goals.

Warriors Forever is storytelling at its best: timeless, timely, a true story from an era when high school basketball was the talk of the town and the social event of the week. Warriors Forever is the story of what is best in us and what is worst in us in Everycity, USA : how we are divided, and how a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon can bring us together, at least for a moment, and erase our differences.
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