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LEONARDO AND THE FLYING BOY
LEONARDO AND THE FLYING BOY
9780764152252
$16.99







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A Story About Leonardo da Vinci
Laurence Anholt - All books by this author

Anholtís Artists Books for Children - All books in this series

There were no spaceships or airplanes when Zoro was a boy. He lived in Italy during the era we now call the Renaissance, a time when the sky belonged to the birds. But one unusual man dreamed of incredible flying machines. "One day, Zoro," he told his pupil, "people will sail through the clouds and look down at the world below." Zoro was curious. He knew that his teacher did more than merely dream about the future, but was an important artist and inventor. Then Zoro made an astonishing discovery. His teacher was building a mysterious machine. A machine intended to fly! Here begins a fascinating story based on a true event, for Zoro's master was the famous artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Full-color illustrations throughout this beautiful book include reproductions of some of Leonardo's famous artworks. (Ages 4-8)

From the reviews:
"Anholt (Camille and the Sunflowers) continues his imaginative series about great artists with this clearly executed and engaging account of one of Leonardo da Vinci's real-life apprentices. When Leonardo tells Zoro that one day 'people will sail through the clouds and look down at the world below,' the boy believes him. After all, 'anything seemed possible in Leonardo's busy studio.' But when Zoro and Salai, a mischievous urchin Leonardo has taken in, sneak into their master's secret workshop and take his flying machine for a spin, there's trouble ahead. The story is relayed with verve, and the spry colored-pencil drawings that detail Zoro's escapades boast numerous comic touches (such as Leonardo nearly tripping over his oversize red slippers in his haste to get back to his studio when struck by inspiration) and sly references to Leonardo's body of work (backward writing on the endpapers; copies of his botanical drawings, inventions and character studies; even a Mona Lisa reproduction). A fun-filled and accessible introduction to one of science and art history's most fascinating figures."
Publishers Weekly, November 6, 2000

ďAnholtís lively illustrations and drawings from Leonardoís notebooks add appeal to this engaging tale.Ē
School Library Journal, June 2003


(0764152254)

Hardcover w/jacket / 32 Pages / 7 7/16 x 10 5/8 / 2000

 





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