Cameron professor celebrates release of two children’s books

Cameron University’s Dr. George Edward Stanley, Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, is celebrating the release of two new children’s books. “Sitting Bull: Great Sioux Hero” is the latest edition in the Sterling Biographies series, published by Sterling Publishing. “Teddy Kennedy: Lion of the Senate” is part of the Childhood of Young Americans series published by Simon & Schuster.

photo of book cover for Sitting Bull“Sitting Bull: Great Sioux Hero” is aimed at children aged 10 and up. The 128-page volume, available in both hard cover and paperback, was released in early October. Stanley is also the author of “Davy Crockett: Frontier Legend,” another volume in the Sterling Biographies series.

photo of book cover for Teddy Kennedy “Teddy Kennedy: Lion of the Senate” was released in late August. The 224-page paperback is aimed at children ages 8-12. This is the ninth book of the Childhood of Young Americans series that Stanley has authored.

Earlier this year, Stanley received the Oklahoma Book Award: Best Young Adult Novel for “Night Fires.”

He has authored more than 100 books for young people, more than 200 short stories which have appeared in American, British, Irish and South African magazines, and linguistics articles for major international journals. Dr. Stanley is also the author of "Writing Short Stories for Young People," published by Writer's Digest Books. He  was inducted into the Cameron University Faculty Hall of Fame in 2005. Other honors include a Fulbright Professorship to the University N'Djamena, Chad; National Member of the Year from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; and induction into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame.

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October 25, 2010

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