Leonardo Da Vinci (Paperback)

By Diane Stanley, Diane Stanley (Illustrator)
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Description


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
A 1997 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Nonfiction
A 1997 Orbis Pictus Award
A 1996 Publishers Weekly Best Books Award

00-01 Land of Enchantment Book Award Masterlist (Gr. 3-6)

About the Author


Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of The Silver Bowl, which was an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Cup and the Crown; The Princess of Cortova; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American National Museum's Arab American Book Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; and Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice.

Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of The Silver Bowl, which was an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Cup and the Crown; The Princess of Cortova; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American National Museum's Arab American Book Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; and Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780688161552
ISBN-10: 0688161553
Publisher: Morrow Junior Books
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2000
Pages: 48
Language: English