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Laura Bannon

Born: 1895 in Acme, Michigan
Died: 1963

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Laura Bannon on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Make room for Rags /
ISBN: 0395154960 OCLC: 1416952

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1964.

Animal stories.

  Pecos Bill :
ISBN: 0807563765 OCLC: 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.

Pecos Bill :
ISBN: 1590172248 OCLC: 72987796

New York Review of Books, New York : [2007?]

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.

  Red mittens.
ISBN: 0395198631 OCLC: 948738616

Houghton Mifflin, [Place of publication not identified] : 1977.

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

University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis : 2009.

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."