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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 -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=laura+bannon


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.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Make room for Rags /
ISBN: 0395154960. OCLC Number: 1416952

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Animal stories.

Pecos Bill :
ISBN: 1590172248. OCLC Number: 72987796

New York Review of Books,. .

Relates some of the legends of Pecos Bill, from the moment he bounced out of his family's covered wagon to the day his long-lost brother appears and explains that Bill is not like the coyotes that have raised him.

Pecos Bill :
ISBN: 0807563765. OCLC Number: 981953275

. .

Bill was just four years old when he fell from the family wagon near the Pecos River on the western frontier. Accidentally left behind by his family, he was raised by coyotes, and he didn't realize he was human until he was an adult. When he did, Pecos Bill returned to civilization and used the superhuman powers he'd developed during his peculiar upbringing to become the best cowboy in the West.

Red mittens.
ISBN: 0395198631. OCLC Number: 948738616

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Tales from a Finnish tupa /
ISBN: 0816667683. OCLC Number: 319955131

University of Minnesota Press,. .

An illustrated collection of folktales from Finland, including the magical tale "Vaino and the Swan Princess," the humorous story "The Pig-headed Wife," and the fable "The Bear Goes Fishing."