Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leone Castell Anderson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction & Poetry

Born: Los Angeles, California


Illinois Connection

Leone lives in Stockton, Illinois.

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.

Published Works Expand for more information

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