William O. Steele

William O. Steele

William O. Steele (1917–1979) was an American author. He was married to another author, Mary Quintard Govan.

Steele was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the son of Core and Sue, and spent a large amount of his youth exploring the woods around his home. This led to an interest in the history of the area and of its pioneers. Steele would eventually become an author of thirty-nine books; he wrote his historical adventure stories in his home on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, which was the setting for many of his fiction stories. His book, The Perilous Road, which was published in 1958, won the Newbery Honor in 1959. Winter Danger earned the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1962.

A few of his other books include:

  • The Golden Root (1951)
  • The Buffalo Knife (1952)
  • Wilderness Journey (1953)
  • Winter Danger (1954)
  • Tomahawks and Trouble (1955)
  • Flaming Arrows (1957)
  • The Perilous Road (1958)
  • The Spooky Thing (1960)
  • The Man with the Silver Eyes (1976)
  • The Silver Amulet (1979)
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Flaming Arrows
by William O. Steele
from Harcourt
Historical Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Perilous Road
by William O. Steele
from Harcourt
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79
Story of Daniel Boone
Signature Books #15
by William O. Steele
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Leif Ericson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #30
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
We Were There on the Oregon Trail
We Were There #1
by William O. Steele
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: VIN-WWT)
We Were There with the Pony Express
We Were There #8
by William O. Steele
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: VIN-WWT)
Winter Danger
by William O. Steele
from Sandpiper Books
for 4th-7th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$9.31