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Charles Sullivan lives on Russian Hill in San Francisco. He is the author and editor of numerous books for children and adults. Each book illuminates a particular theme by presenting many different facets of it, in verbal imagery and in visual imagery. The results have been called “unique,” “dazzling,” “brilliant,” “stunning,” “deeply satisfying,” “inspiring,” “breathtaking,” “marvelous,” “terrific,” “irresistible,” by teachers and critics from Boston to Los Angeles, Sarasota to Seattle.

“I should have been an artist,” Sullivan says. “As a matter of fact, I am an artist, using two different media together. Working with words, working with pictures, creating something that is more than the sum of its parts.” His talent was recognized by the late Paul Gottlieb, publisher and editor-in-chief of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., who guided him through the publication and marketing of his first big success, America in Poetry: With Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, and Other Works of Art.

See for yourself. Pick up any of these books, open it at random, read a few pages, and try to put it down.

Sullivan’s books for young children: Alphabet Animals; Numbers at Play; Circus; Cowboys. Short, amusing “learning to read” poems paired with paintings, drawings, photographs by major artists.

Two books for older children, Here Is My Kingdom: Hispanic-American Literature and Art and Children of Promise: African-American Literature and Art, are featured on this website. Other books for older children include Imaginary Gardens; Imaginary Animals; American Folk: Classic Tales Retold; Dancing in the Wind: Poetry and Art of the British Isles.

Books for adults: America in Poetry; American Beauties; Ireland in Poetry; Loving; The Lover’s Companion; Fathers and Children.

Works in progress include several ebooks of poetry: Houseboat Mouse; Coming to Your Senses; Santa Fe Voices; and a collection of folk tales: Uncle Sam’s Family.

Sullivan’s other interests are history, education, public service, the environment, and boating. A photo on this web site shows him sailing through the straits between Italy and Sicily on a recent cruise. For additional information about the author, see Who’s Who in the World or contact him directly.