Leonardo da Vinci

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HarperCollins, Sep 27, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
A young reader's introduction to the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci describes his royal patrons, fascination with nature and the human body, many experiements and designs, and realistic style.

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User 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

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User 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


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Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of beloved books for young readers, including The Silver Bowl, which received three starred reviews; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American Museum's Arab American Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart. Well known as the author and illustrator of award-winning picture-book biographies, she is the recipient of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for the body of her work.

Ms. Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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