cover image Wonderful Towers of Watts

Wonderful Towers of Watts

Patricia Zelver. HarperTrophy, $4.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-688-14653-5

This true story describes an Italian immigrant who spent 30 years building mosaic-covered spires in the Watts section of Los Angeles; Lessac's art ""captures the gaudy beauty of his achievement,"" said PW, although its fanciful interpretation ""carries the book . . . away from history."" Ages 5-up. (Feb.)