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Born: February 14, 1952 in Caldwell, KS.
A town of 1,400 people in the wheat fields of Kansas.

Height: 6 feet 3 inches

Parents: David—First a math teacher, then high school principal (mine), then college professor.

Doris—Former teacher. Full time mother of 4 boys.

Younger Brothers: John, Stuart and Arthur

School days picture of George

Pets (childhood): Our family pets were a dachshund and
(for a few years) a descented skunk. My personal pets were
a midget brown hamster, then a white hamster, and then a guinea pig.

Favorite food: Pasta with artichoke hearts and black olives

Favorite color: blue


Favorite books:
In elementary school:

    by Robert Bright
The Plant Sitter
    by Gene Zion
    & Margaret Bloy Graham
The Story of Ferdinand
    by Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson
The Duchess Bakes a Cake
    by Virginia Kahl
The Bunny Book
    by Patsy & Richard Scarry
Rabbit and His Friends
    by Richard Scarry
The Little House
    by Virginia Lee Burton
The New Yorker 25th Anniversary
        Cartoon Album

The Trolley Car Family
    by Eleanor Clymer
Wind in the Willows
    by Kenneth Grahame


George with his 3 younger brothers

Picture books—
Goldie the Dollmaker by M.B. Goffstein
The Halloween Performance (Play)
    by Felicia Bond
The Mole Sisters and the Rainy Day
    by Roslyn Schwartz
A Winter Concert
    by Yuko Takao
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Early Readers—
Frog and Toad Are Friends
    by Arnold Lobel
Grasshopper on the Road
    by Arnold Lobel
Three by the Sea
    by Edward/James Marshall

George in graduate school

Chapter books—
One-eyed Cat
    by Paula Fox
What Jamie Saw
    by Carolyn ComanTuck Everlasting
    by Natalie Babbitt
The Stone Book
    by Alan Garner
Abel’s Island
    by William Steig

Favorite Grown-up

Arthur Marshall
P.G. Wodehouse
Richard Ford

Acting and Improv

George Shannon

Back stage of an outdoor production of

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