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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Bannon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1895 in Acme, Michigan

Died: 1963

-- Laura Bannon on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Big Brother

Albert A Whitman & Co.. 1950

The wonderful fashion doll,
ISBN: B0007E1P8A

Houghton Mifflin. 1953

First Edition.

The little sister doll;
ISBN: B0006AU612

A. Whitman. 1955

A story about a birthday party, a lost doll and a faithful dog.

the scary thing
ISBN: B000JD8910

Houghton Mifflin. 1956

The Tide Won't Wait

Albert Whitman & Company. 1957

Nemo meets the emperor
ISBN: B0006AV0R6

A. Whitman. 1957

Jo-jo the Talking Crow

Riverside Press. 1958

JO-JO THE TALKING CROW story and pictures by Laura Bannon (1958 Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Riverside Press 8 inches x 9 inches 49 pages Jojo Jo Jo)

Katy Comes Next

Albert Whitman & Company. 1959

Ruth's parents own a doll hospital where they are so busy repairing other children's dolls, they never seem to have time to mend Ruth's doll, "Katy". One day, it's finally Katy's turn.

The famous baby-sitter
ISBN: B0006AWH46

A. Whitman. 1960

Who walks the attic?
ISBN: B0006AY46A

A. Whitman. 1962

The book is in great condition some shelf wearm and age tanning, This book is for the tween or older one who grasps a more complicated story, We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, prompt shipping and handeling, We are happy to refund if you are not satisfied. We are looking for long time customers not just a sale, All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA .

Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time
ISBN: 1590172248

NYR Children's Collection. 2007

“Pecos Bill had the strangest and most exciting experience any boy ever had. He became a member of a pack of wild Coyotes, and until he was a grown man, believed that his name was Cropear, and that he was a full-blooded Coyote. Later he discovered that he was a human being and very shortly thereafter became the greatest cowboy of all time. This is how it all came about.”

A Newbery Honor book in 1938, James Bowman’s PECOS BILL is the perfect introduction to a great American comic hero and to the delights of the American tall tale. Jolted off the back of his westward-bound pioneer family’s covered wagon, four-year-old Bill is left in the dust by his eighteen wawling and brawling siblings and never-suspecting mom and dad. Raised by coyotes as one of their own, Bill retains a natural innocence while developing a host of supernatural powers. When he finds out that he is a man, not a coyote, and returns to confront the often inhuman human world, those powers will come in handy. Bill never uses them maliciously, always for good, or simply to amaze and amuse.
James Bowman was a fine folklorist and an outstanding storyteller and he relates Pecos Bill’s wild deeds in a plainspoken voice that highlights their wonderful swagger and charm. With lively color and black-and-white illustrations by Laura Bannon, Bowman’s PECOS BILL remakes bedrock American myth into a novel full of high adventure, outrageous fantasy, laughter, and sheer fun.

Tales from a Finnish Tupa
ISBN: 0816667683

Univ Of Minnesota Press. 2009

Back in print.

First published in 1936, this book presents tales of magic like "The Mouse Bride" and "Antti and the Wizard's Prophecy," droll stories such as "The Pig-Headed Wife," and fables from the collections of Eero Salmelainen and Iivo Hrknen, sharing Finnish wisdom on topics from the end of the world to how the Rabbit earned his self-respect. Featuring hand-rendered illustrations in full color, Tales from a Finnish Tupa is a folklore gem for all ages.

Make Room for Rags
ISBN: 0395154960

Houghton Mifflin Co (J). 1972