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by Patricia Zelver

eBook The Wonderful Towers of Watts (Reading Rainbow Book) epub
  • ISBN: 0688146538
  • Author: Patricia Zelver
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Arts Music & Photography
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mulberry Books; 1st Mulberry Ed edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • ePUB size: 1615 kb
  • FB2 size 1616 kb
  • Formats docx azw txt mobi


Perfect for youngsters 5-10, The Wonderful Towers Of Watts is an evocative treasure that is sure to inspire readers, pique their interest, and send them out looking for more.

Patricia Zelver has written several books for children, including The Wedding of Don Octavio. Her stories have been selected eight times for Prize Stories: The O'. Henry Awards and have appeared in many anthologies. She and her husband live in Montana. Frané Lessac has illustrated and written many books. Perfect for youngsters 5-10, The Wonderful Towers Of Watts is an evocative treasure that is sure to inspire readers, pique their interest, and send them out looking for more. Watts is still a poor part of Los Angeles. But no other place has the Watts Towers.

book by Patricia Zelver. thanks to oscar wilde for the above quote & paticia zelver for the book that brings it to life!i grew up with reading rainbow & still watch it whenever i get the chance ~ i don't believe we ever truly outgrow enjoying being read a wonderful tale, and this book will give you a tale worth telling. it has a powerful & positive message & even.

One man's monument to his neighborhood. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Wonderful Towers of Watts as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Angela Bassett reads a true story of a man who worked in a ceramic dishware company, and brought home broken scraps of pottery to create his own massive sculpture that he spent years building that eventually became the Watts Towers.

The Wonderful Towers of Watts" is Episode 1 in Season 13. It originally aired on October 2, 1995. TBA. I Got Community. Night on Neighborhood Street. The Car Washing Street. Categories: Season 13. Episodes

The Wonderful Towers of Watts" is Episode 1 in Season 13. Episodes.

The story of Simon Rodia and his architectural dream follows his three-decades construction of the improbable towers in the Watts section of Los Angeles, an endeavor that was accomplished without assistance or formal training. NYT. Related Products

The story of Simon Rodia and his architectural dream follows his three-decades construction of the improbable towers in the Watts section of Los Angeles, an endeavor that was accomplished without assistance or formal training. Related Products. Muscles: Our Muscular System EAN 9780688146429. Strange Mysteries from Around the World EAN 9780688146375.

Patricia Zelver (author), Frane Lessac (illustrator). The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. The book can stand on its own, but could also spark an interesting discussion on art and its role in our society. -School Library Journal

Patricia Zelver (author), Frane Lessac (illustrator). -School Library Journal

The Wonderful Tower of Watts. The book "Wonderful Towers of Watts," written by Patricia Zelver and read by Angela Bassett, tells the story about how the towers were built.

The Wonderful Tower of Watts. Season 5 Episode 4: In this episode of "Reading Rainbow," Levar takes a wonderful and fascinating look at the Watts Towers, a landmark in southern California. He goes into the neighborhood and talks to the residents about what the city means to them and how it can be improved.

Reading Rainbow: Sea To Shining Sea – Stories of America. The Wonderful Towers of Watts" (narrated by Angela Bassett). Susan Kim & Ronnie Krauss.

Find sources: "List of Reading Rainbow episodes" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). This is a list of Reading Rainbow episodes, hosted by longtime executive producer LeVar Burton. The show premiered on PBS on June 6, 1983. The final episode aired on November 10, 2006; re-runs ceased on August 28, 2009. Reading Rainbow: Sea To Shining Sea – Stories of America.

The story of Simon Rodia and his architectural dream follows his three-decades construction of the improbable towers in the Watts section of Los Angeles, an endeavor that was accomplished without assistance or formal training. Reprint. Reading Rainbow.
Comments: (7)
Gardagar
nice
Llallayue
The package was in good shape when it arrived but the book was waterstained and dented. I never would have chosen this copy had I been in a store, and paid the same price. Returned for a replacement.
Urreur
"...Old Sam's real name was Simon Rodia. He was a small man who dressed in ragged overalls, a shirt with the sleeves cut off, and a greasy hat. His arms and face were always covered with dust..." So begins Patricia Zelver's fascinating and engaging true story of an Italian immigrant, with no formal engineering or architectural training, who over a thirty-three year period constructed the Watts Towers in his backyard. Sam lived in a poor neighborhood called Watts, on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Over the years he collected all kinds of things other people threw away...broken bottles and tiles, pieces of mirrors and other glass, seashells and bits of pottery. He spent most of his money on cement, sand, and steel. Neighbors could hear him working behind his tall fence, and wondered what Sam was doing with all that junk. "One day, to the neighbors' amazement, something strange and beautiful rose up over the fence in Sam's backyard..." Ms Zelver's simple and straightforward text is captivating, and complemented by Frane Lessac's bold, bright, and magical artwork, done in an almost childlike style. Excitement builds with each page turn as the Towers grow taller, more intricate and beautiful. Perfect for youngsters 5-10, The Wonderful Towers Of Watts is an evocative treasure that is sure to inspire readers, pique their interest, and send them out looking for more. As Ms Zelver tells us at the end of the story..."Watts is still a poor part of Los Angeles. But no other place has the Watts Towers. Every year people come from all over the world to marvel at Old Sam's crazy dream."
Elastic Skunk
Patricia Zelver tells the story of Simon (Sam) Rodia, an Italian immigrant who 'grew' a dream of monumental proportions in the impoverished Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. It took him over 30 years to build the three amazing towers he named "NUESTRO PUEBLO." In this century it could be called a fantasy dedicated to recycling. When people asked Sam "Why?" he answered "I just felt like it." What creative energy in his imaginative salvaging of mosaic tiles, pieces of pottery, anyone's discards! And there is energy, too, in the colorful paintings of Frane Lessac, all demonstrating the hope symbolized by Rodia's art.
Granigrinn
thanks to oscar wilde for the above quote & paticia zelver for the book that brings it to life!
i grew up with reading rainbow & still watch it whenever i get the chance ~ i don't believe we ever truly outgrow enjoying being read a wonderful tale, and this book will give you a tale worth telling. it has a powerful & positive message & even better is that it's true! i've used it in classes to spur students into researching different topics, and everyone i've shared it with (regardless of age or ability) has been glad i did.
Falya
This is a direct, straight-forward book about, as the title says, the Watts Towers.

It doesn't condescend to the reader (or listener). The story is told without any cloying sweetness, and without any enforced sympathy.

I can't say how refreshing this treatment can be :)
Wiliniett
I've been checking this out from my public library for the past two years to read to my 1st grade class. The library lost it so now I'll gladly buy it! It incorporates well into my "Earth Day" unit because we concentrate on recycling. It also is a really inspirational story.
Great book, fair price.
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