Paper Son: The Inspiring Story Of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant And Artist

ISBN-10: 1524771872
ISBN-13: 9781524771874
Author: Leung, Julie
Illustrated by: Sasaki, Chris
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: September 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Lexile: AD890L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

Description
An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life. Before he became an artist named Tyrus Wong, he was a boy named Wong Geng Yeo. He traveled across a vast ocean from China to America with only a suitcase and a few papers. Not papers for drawing--which he loved to do--but immigration papers to start a new life. Once in America, Tyrus seized every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute in Los Angeles. Working as a janitor at night, his mop twirled like a paintbrush in his hands. Eventually, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime--and using sparse brushstrokes and soft watercolors, Tyrus created the iconic backgrounds of Bambi . Julie Leung and Chris Sasaki perfectly capture the beautiful life and work of a painter who came to this country with dreams and talent--and who changed the world of animation forever.
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2021 ALA Awards Grades P-3