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Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art

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Tyree barely heard the thwump-thwack of his brothers' games while he dreamed up designs. In school he sat alone, drawing pictures. When his report card came, his aunt asked, "Is Tyree dumb?" "Maybe crazy," his mama whispered.

Review:

"When Tyree Guyton was a child in Detroit, he learned to reuse items that others threw away, which became a passion for transforming trash into art. After witnessing his neighborhood split apart by rioting, serving as a soldier, and enrolling in art school, Guyton returns to dilapidated Heidelberg Street. Shapiro richly describes the activism behind much of Guyton's work: 'When trouble still sizzled in one discarded home, Tyree coated it in dots and squares of pink, blue, yellow, and purple, then perched a magenta watchdog on the porch.' Brantley-Newton's vivid compositions, which incorporate paint, newsprint, and photo-collage, honor an artist who created the world he wanted to live in. Ages 6 — 9. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580893855
Author:
Shapiro, J H
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing
Author:
Shapiro, J.H.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Art
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.3 x 9.54 x 0.41 in 0.835 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When Tyree Guyton was a child in Detroit, he learned to reuse items that others threw away, which became a passion for transforming trash into art. After witnessing his neighborhood split apart by rioting, serving as a soldier, and enrolling in art school, Guyton returns to dilapidated Heidelberg Street. Shapiro richly describes the activism behind much of Guyton's work: 'When trouble still sizzled in one discarded home, Tyree coated it in dots and squares of pink, blue, yellow, and purple, then perched a magenta watchdog on the porch.' Brantley-Newton's vivid compositions, which incorporate paint, newsprint, and photo-collage, honor an artist who created the world he wanted to live in. Ages 6 — 9. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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