Janell Cannon

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Janell Cannon
Born St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Writer

Janell Cannon is an American children's writer and illustrator.

Cannon was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Burton H. and Nancy A. Cannon. She attended Burnsville High School, and graduated in 1975. After high school she moved to California, and from 1981 to 1993 she was a graphic artist for the Carlsbad Library.



  • Booklist, April 15, 1995, Carolyn Phelan, review of Trupp: A Fuzzhead Tale, p. 1505; April 15, 1997, Susan Dove Lempke, review of Verdi, p. 1434; October 15, 2000, Connie Fletcher, review of Crickwing, p. 434.
  • Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 1997, review of Verdi, p. 551.
  • Publishers Weekly, April 26, 1993, review of Stellaluna, p. 78; February 20, 1995, review of Trupp, p. 204; April 24, 1995, "Queen of the Night," p. 19; February 17, 1997, review of Verdi, p. 219; May 1, 2000, "Going Batty for Stellaluna, " p. 27; August 7, 2000, review of Crickwing, p. 95.
  • School Library Journal, June, 1993, Marianne Saccardi, review of Stellaluna, p. 70; July, 1995, Virginia Opocensky, review of Trupp, p. 55; May, 1997, Nina Lindsay, review of Verdi, p. 93; November, 2000, Barbara Buckley, review of Crickwing, p. 110.


  • "Janell Cannon." Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults, 2nd ed., 8 vols. Gale Group, 2002. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2006. http://scplweb.santacruzpl.org:2117/servlet/BioRC

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