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Catching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmith

Author: Mary E Lyons; Mannie Garcia
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Philip Simmons; Philip Simmons
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Lyons; Mannie Garcia
ISBN: 0395720338 9780395720332
OCLC Number: 35559017
Description: 47 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ready to go --
Music from the hammer --
A lot of story --
Every tool to every work --
Father of all trades --
The boss --
Work with what you have --
The old ways --
The festival.
Responsibility: Mary E. Lyons ; with photographs by Mannie Garcia.
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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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