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Catching the fire: Philip Simmons, blacksmith

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Houghton Mifflin,
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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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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography, Architectural ironwork -- South Carolina -- Charleston, Blacksmiths, Blacksmiths -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography
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title Catching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmith
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