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Laura Bannon

Author, Illustrator

(1895 - 1963)

Laura Bannon

Laura Bannon (1895 – December 14, 1963) was an artist, illustrator, author and teacher from Chicago, Illinois. Bannon studied art in both Michigan and Illinois, earning degrees from Michigan State Normal School (now Western Michigan University) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she later taught.

Her career as a children’s book author and illustrator began in 1939, earning her acclaim from the Children’s Reading Round Table of Chicago and the Society of Typographical Arts.

Laura Bannon’s Works Include: Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time, Tales from a Finnish Tupa, and Manuela’s Birthday.

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Bibliography

Baby Roo (1947)

A sailor finds a lost baby kangaroo and takes her home as a pet.

Author(s): Laura Bannon
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 13 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Laura Bannon
Brothers Grimm
Rachel Field
Et al
Illustrator(s): Marguerite de Angeli
Paul Galdone
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 30 (1960)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Laura Bannon
Rose Fyleman
Charles Kingsley
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator(s): Adrienne Adams
Paul Galdone
Robin Jacques
Peter Spier
Et al

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Rogue Reynard (1947)

The trickster fox defeats his enemies. 

Author(s): Andre Norton
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon

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Story Parade Red Book (1937)

A collection of 39 stories for boys and girls by noted authors, and with numerous illustrations.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Margaret Wise Brown
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Charles Finger
Et al
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon
Lois Lenski
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Henry C. Pitz
Kate Seredy
Et al

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Tortilla Girl (1946)

Lupe wants a long-haired dog of her own. 

Author(s): May F. McElravy
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon

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Watchdog (1948)

A Mexican festival story of birds and dogs and children. 

1948

Author(s): Laura Bannon
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon

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