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Laura Nyman Montenegro

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Montenegro was born in Chicago and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.

Biography: Laura is an art educator, with a BA in Fine Arts and Anthropology and an MA and certification in Art Education. She is a puppeteer and movement artist, co-founder and ensemble member of Theatre Zarko in Evanston, Illinois. She teaches classes for adults in the art of making picture books.


Primary Audience(s): Children; Children

Laura Nyman Montenegro on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A bird about to sing /
ISBN: 0618188657 OCLC: 49625410

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 2003.

Natalie, who likes to write poems, goes to a poetry reading and discovers that a poem needs to be read out loud at just the right time.

A poet's bird garden /
ISBN: 0374360383 OCLC: 63122533

After Chirpie the bird escapes from her cage and flies into a tree, a group of poets decides that the best way to entice her down is to create a garden full of seeds, water, hiding places, and materials for building a nest.

  One stuck drawer /
ISBN: 039557319X OCLC: 22385487

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 1991.

Visiting a furniture store, a young girl falls in love with an old dresser, but can't pay for it until the dresser's stuck drawer provides a solution.

Sweet Tooth /
ISBN: 0395680786 OCLC: 29670275

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 1995.

A girl is separated from her beloved lion because of ignorance and prejudice.