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Mary Win Walter Norris

Born: 1914
Pen Name: Mary Win

Connection to Illinois: Norris grew up in Princeton, Illinois and lived there most of her life. She attended University of Chicago, the University of Illinois and the Chicago Academy of Fine Art.

Biography: Norris is an illustrator of children's books. She studied art at the Art Students League in New our and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. At 94 years of age, she still paints occasionally in her studio - the same studio where she painted the illustrations for ''My Go To Bed Book''. She taught art at Princeton High School for many years.Norris collaborated on more than 15 books with Hidegarde Ford.

  • In February, 2010 Mary Win Walter Norris was honored by the Prairie Arts Council with its first ever Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award.

Primary Literary Genre(s): Illustrator for Childrens Fiction

Mary Win Walter Norris on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

My go to bed book /
ISBN: 0805446524 OCLC: 144228367

B & H Kids, Nashville, TN : 2007.

A little boy takes a bath, brushes his teeth, puts on his pajamas, listens to his mother read a story, and says a prayer before climbing into bed and going to sleep.