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Paper son : the inspiring story of Tyrus Wong, immigrant and artist  Cover Image Book Book

Paper son : the inspiring story of Tyrus Wong, immigrant and artist / written by Julie Leung ; illustrated by Chris Sasaki.

Leung, Julie, (author.). Sasaki, Chris (Illustrator), (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1524771880
  • ISBN: 9781524771881
  • ISBN: 1524771872
  • ISBN: 9781524771874
  • ISBN: 9781524771874 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1524771872 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781524771874
  • ISBN: 1524771872
  • ISBN: 9781524771881
  • ISBN: 1524771880
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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."
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
K to Grade 3.
Subject: Wong, Tyrus > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Artists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Chinese American artists > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Wong, Tyrus.
Chinese Americans > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 23 of 24 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 24 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport jB WONG TYRUS (Text) 34000076366814 Juvenile Biography Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport jB WONG TYRUS (Text) 34000081537367 Juvenile Biography Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport jB WONG (Text) 34000081545311 Juvenile Biography Available -


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