Nebraska Authors

Marjorie Filley Stover

Born 1914-06-23 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2013-04-24
Tucson, AZ (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park

Marjorie Stover was born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska, daughter of H. Clyde and Creta (Warner) Filley. Both parents came from Nebraska pioneer families and so her stories reflect that influence. She married Nebraska author John F. Stover in August of 1937. The town of Filley, Nebraska, was named for Marjorie's ancestors.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
West Lafayette, IN
Teaneck, N.J.
Madison, WI
San Antonio, TX
Lincoln, NE
Tucson, AZ

Author Of

  • Fiction


Juvenile Fiction


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1935, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Teacher of English, Speech and Drama

Places Worked

Curtis School of Agriculture
Bergen Junior College, Teaneck, NJ


Trail Boss in Pigtails was on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, 1973-74, and the Youth Master List, Grand River, Iowa, 1973-74
When the Dolls Woke was on the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Master List, 1991
Received the Nebraska Alumni Achievement Award, May 1985


Children's Reading Round Table of Chicago
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Eastern Nebraska Reading Council


Trail Boss in Pigtails. 1972.
Zopfe Unterm Cowboyhut German translation of Trail Boss in Pigtails, 1974.
Chad and the Elephant Engine. 1975.
Patrick and the Great Molasses Explosion. 1985.
When the Dolls Woke. 1985.
Midnight in the Dollhouse. 1990.

Also published articles in Woman's Day and NEBRASKAland magazines

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