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Catching the Fire: Philip Simmons, Blacksmith

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3.7 out of 5
Based on 6 Ratings and 3 Reviews

Book 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 h... More
Book Information
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages48
ISBN-100395720338
ISBN-13978-0395720332
Publication Date08/25/1997
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About Mary E. Lyons (Author) : Mary E. Lyons is a published author and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Mary E. Lyons include The Poison Place, Letters from a Slave Boy: The Stor... more
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