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Paper Son|Julie Leung
Paper Son : The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist
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Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9781524771874
  • ISBN-10: 1524771872
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
  • Publish Date: September 2019
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10