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Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? [Paperback]

Roberta Edwards , True Kelley

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Sept. 13 2005 Who Was...?

Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters.  Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to.  Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.  Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance.


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Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for reluctant readers April 25 2010
By S. J. O'Brien - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My 12-year-old hates reading on his own with a passion. So when he had to do a biogragphy on Leonardo for school, we both dreaded the process. He got a book from the school library and tried to wade through it, but he wasn't getting much usable information out of it because it was too long and complicated. I ordered this book four days before his assignment was due as a last desperate measure. Boy were we glad I did! This book was wonderful for my reluctant reader. It was informative but not overwhelming for a child who doesn't like to read. The basic information on Leonardo was enhanced with illustrations, timelines and information boxes on the Renaissance. I would highly recommend this book.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i can't wait to get the whole series Sept. 13 2006
By J. Stout - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of the best biographies aimed at children that I have ever read. The main narrative is interspersed with sidebars about different historical explanations about relevant topics such as the invention of paper, ranking of workers within the guild system, Copernicus, The illustrations by True Kelley are light-hearted, accessible, and they carry the text. How else do you explain a painting?
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great subject for a children book. March 24 2007
By momoftwosofar - Published on Amazon.com
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Great subject for a children book. I got this series of books for my daughter and she really enjoyes reading them. Great read and educational too.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple read about a great man Nov. 28 2013
By Honest John - Published on Amazon.com
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Very simple easy overview for all ages about the great man and his works. A good first book to read before going deeper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent June 24 2011
By emily - Published on Amazon.com
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After reading one of these I had to have them all! A great deal of information is packed between these slim covers. The books are a short read, about an hour each, but supply a great deal of insight into the life of each individual. The reading level is extremely easy. Some biographies are very dull for children, but I have had no complaints from the kids when assigned one of these. We have also enjoyed the audio companion. I hope they make every one in the series into an audio book. The entire series is worth having in your personal library. I think my kids will read these again in the future.

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