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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1923 in Los Angeles, California



Illinois Connection

Leone lives in Elgin.

Biographical and Professional Information

Leone Castell Anderson is a former copywriter, book store owner and librarian. She is the author of several picture books, which include: Moving Day, My Own Grandpa and The Wonderful Shrinking Shirt. Sean's War and Sean's Quest are middle-grade historical novels set in the 1832 era of the Black Hawk War. The cover illustrations for both of these books were created by Leone's husband, J. Eric, a watercolor artist. She also has written many magazine stories that have appeared in Highlights for Children and Cricket Magazine, some of which have been reprinted in textbooks.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *''Why LeRoy Smiled''- Highlights for Children- First Place 1989; *''What's That Sound?'' Florida Writers Picture Book Competition- First place 1993