Laura Bannon

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General Information

Name: Laura Bannon

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1895 in Acme, Michigan

Died: 1963

Illinois Connection

Bannon lived in Chicago. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also taught there.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura Bannon was an artist, illustrator, author and teacher. Her career as a children's book author and illustrator began in 1939; in all she wrote and/or illustrated over twenty books. She earned acclaim from Children's Reading Round Table of Chicago and the Society of Typographical Arts.

Published Works

  • Gregorio and the White Llama, 1944
  • Red Mittens, 1946
  • Patty Paints a Picture, 1946
  • Watchdog, 1948
  • Billy and the Bear, 1949
  • Big Brother, Whitman, 1950
  • Horse on a Houseboat, 1951
  • The Best House in the World, 1952
  • Mind your Child's Art: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, 1952
  • The Wonderful Fashion Doll, 1953
  • The Little Sister Doll, Whitman, 1955
  • The Scary Thing, Houghton Mifflin, 1956
  • The Tide Won't Wait: A Nova Scotia Story, 1957
  • Nemo Meets the Emperor, Whitman, 1957
  • Jo-Jo the Talking Crow, Riverside Press, 1958
  • Katy Comes Next, Whitman, 1959
  • The Famous Baby-Sitter, Whitman, 1960
  • The Other Side of the World, 1960
  • Hawaiian Coffee Picker, 1962
  • Who's in the Attic?, Whitman, 1962
  • Little People of the Night, 1963
  • The Contented Horse Trainer, 1963
  • Toby's Friend, 1963
  • Make Room for Rags, 1972
  • Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time, - Illustrator
  • Tales from a Finnish Tupa - Illustrator
  • Manuela's Birthday

Titles Library

Literary Awards

External Links

Laura Bannon on WorldCat


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