Leonardo da Vinci
An unwanted child. A brilliant genius.
Born in 1452 to a peasant woman and a country gentleman, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most amazing people who ever lived. He grew up to be a great painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor.
As a boy, Leonardo was apprenticed to a famous artist. But he quickly became more skillful than his teacher, and his passionate interests went far beyond art. Fascinated with the human body, he carried out his own experiments in secret. He filled thousands of pages with plans for incredible inventions including a submarine, an air-cooling system, "glasses to see the moon large," and even a flying machine!
In this magnificent addition to a distinguished series that includes Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare, award-winning author-artist Diane Stanley blends wonderful storytelling with gorgeous illustrations to convey the
A 1996 ALA Notable Book
00-01 Land of Enchantment Book Award Masterlist (Gr. 3-6)
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - burtmiller - LibraryThing
B+ This is a wonderful biography book. The illustrations, I believe, really help and show readers who da Vinci was. His paintings and inventions are well done, and even comparing the front cover ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JenniferSaville - LibraryThing
Leonardo da Vinci chronicles the life of the great legend himself, providing an interesting and little-known look into his childhood and apprenticeship. I thought this book was very interesting. As ... Read full review