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Catching the fire: Philip Simmons, blacksmith

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Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Language:
English
Description
For eighty years Philip Simmons has molded lumps of metal into beautiful ornamental gates, fences, and railings. In the only book for young readers about this amazing African-American craftsman, Mary E. Lyons crafts a vivid portrait of a remarkable man and his art. Researching the book with intricate care, Lyons visited frequently with Simmons and his coworkers. Using the artist's own words, she has pulled together not only a vision of the man and his work but the story of his remarkable lifetime, from his beginning as the great-grandson of slaves to his achievements as a nationally renowned artist. Philip Simmons is truly a working person's hero and role model. Catching the Fire presents the landscape of his life. This is the story of a man who loves his work and who creates art with passion.
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ISBN:
9780395720332
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.8, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
710L
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Last Grouping Update2020-09-06 22:18:14PM
Last Indexed2020-09-28 01:29:02AM
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ils:.b1148391xBookBooksEnglishHoughton Mifflin, 1997.47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Architectural ironwork -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Juvenile literature
Biographies
Blacksmiths -- Juvenile literature
Blacksmiths -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Literature
Simmons, Philip, -- 1912-2009. -- Juvenile literature
title_displayCatching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmith
title_fullCatching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmith / Mary E. Lyons ; with photographs by Mannie Garcia
title_shortCatching the fire
title_subPhilip Simmons, blacksmith
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Architectural ironwork
Blacksmiths
Simmons, Philip