WHAT IS A GOOP AND WHO CREATED THEM?


The Goops are the oddly adorable characters that were created by Gelett Burgess to teach children manners. Each Goop is named after the naughty habit of a child. For example; Gablia likes to talk too much when no one listens, Fibius tells little fibs, Dowanto always says “I don’t want to” and Nibolene is constantly nibbling away at food outside of meal times. I think you get the point!
Once upon a time the Goops were widely known but as time marched on and trends changed the Goops seemed to fade into the background. In my humble opinion the Goops are far too marvelous to just fade away so I am on a mission to bring them back to life in a new and modern way.

MARIA CALANCHINI

The Goops have been in my head and heart for years and now they are being told in my Goop Tales stories. To be clear I did not create the Goop characters or poems but I am the author of the Goop Tales stories and podcast. See above for more info. about the original creator.

As a child I was enchanted by the Goops and loved to decide which Goop I was and more importantly which Goops were most like my seven siblings.

As I grew up I fell in love with traveling and adventure. It has always been my dream to travel the world and discover new cultures, experience the exotic beauty that is everywhere and meet new and exciting characters be they people, animals or maybe a Goop or two.

Since 2011 I’ve been listening to and loving all sorts of podcasts. I’ve thought about starting a podcast for years and finally in 2016 I did in the form of Goop Tales. I’ve incorporated the Goops into adventure stories that take place in both fantasy and real locations all over the world. Real photos from this beautiful world of ours are used to illustrate each Goop Tale because they are the inspiration for every tale.

There is a little bit of fact and a little bit of fantasy incorporated into every Goop Tale. Take a listen and see if you can tell which is which. It is my wish that children and adults alike will listen to Goop Tales, look at the photos and fall in love with the beauty of our world just a little bit more.Always remember that the Goops are all in good fun and not meant to be taken too seriously so if someone calls you a Goop or a Goop name, be glad and own it with pride. We are all Goops at heart and that is what makes us human. I hope you enjoy these tales as much as I enjoyed writing them.

There are 52 Goops and we have only just begun on our world journey so join me and the Goops every week for an original Goop Tale.

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