Stanley: A Prairie Dog's Tale — Now Available

Youthful Adventure Showcases the Imaginative, Secret World of Prairie Dogs

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Meet Stanley, a brave and unexpected hero, who also happens to be a prairie dog. Debut author Robert Nehl’s shares a fully realized world of adventure for readers aged 8-12. This heartwarming, whimsical, and exciting journey follows Stanley on an incredible quest to fulfill his prophesied destiny. Family, robe-clad elders, and would-be-allies join forces in an attempt to save Stanley’s home from a cunning and sinister enemy. Join Stanley and his friends in a journey that uncovers the wild and secret world of prairie dogs!

A bold adventure, and with beautiful illustrations, Stanley: A Prairie Dog's Tale (Book One: Legend of the Star)  (ISBN: 978-1-59152-221-8, $14.95, Montana Music Ranch, Inc., 2018) is available today at your favorite local bookstore, gift shops, through online retailers, or from Farcountry Press at 1.800.821.3874,

About the Author

Robert Nehls has been telling stories for many years, mostly in the form of poetry. His poetry has been published in the local papers of many of the places he has lived. Most recently he and his wife Stevi have returned to Livingston, Montana, where they now make their home. He has had a steady stream of poems published in the local newspaper, the Park County Community Journal, since October 2015.

Robert has loved and admired prairie dogs for a long time. One day he saw a prairie dog dart in front of his car. Looking in his rearview mirror, he watched the prairie dog tumble to the other side of the road. He smiled and asked himself, what if? In that moment, Stanley came to life and the adventure began.

Look inside Stanley: A Prairie Dog's Tale

Zachary Basinger