Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The narrative based on Simmons' memories and words, involves readers through its lively presentation. . . . A thoughtful layout contributes to the grace of this handsome book, which reflects its subject in craftsmanship and attention to detail." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: The author of fifteen books for young readers, Mary Lyons lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Paul. Her grandfather was born in Ireland in 1869, in a place much like Knockabeg.
Book Condition: New
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8404568
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP14671182
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2807742369
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0395720338I5N00
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0395720338I3N10
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0395720338I3N10
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0395720338 . Bookseller Inventory # GAT2380MYGG101217H0594P
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0395720338 Ex-library book with usual markings. Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0395720338Z3
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0395720338
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Catching the Fire: Philip Simmons, Blacksmith. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0522768