Laura Bannon

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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 Bannon 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, Manuela's Birthday, and The Wonderful Fashion Doll.

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