Dennison, George (1925 - 1987)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly, Short Stories

George Dennison was raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He served in the Navy during WWII, attended the New School for Social Research, and took graduate courses at New York University. He taught at several different grade levels, elementary through high school. He also trained with Paul Goodman at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and worked with traumatized children as a lay therapist and teacher. He joined the First Street School in 1964 and based his best-selling book The Lives of Children on his experiences there. He moved to Temple, ME to raise his family and died there in 1987.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Lives Of Children; The Story Of The First Street School (1969)
  • Luisa Domic: A Novel (1985)
  • A Tale of Pierrot and Other Stories (1987)