Audible Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and ArtistAuthor Julie Leung –

An inspiring picture book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney s Bambi to lifeBefore 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 ofBambiJulie 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