Leonardo the Florentine [NOOK Book]

Overview

Who are the Medici brothers? Who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part does Leonardo play in all of this?

Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as an artist and inventor. But who was he before anyone knew his name? This family-friendly novel explores the history and legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power.

This is the first novel in Catherine's series: The...

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Leonardo the Florentine

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Overview

Who are the Medici brothers? Who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part does Leonardo play in all of this?

Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as an artist and inventor. But who was he before anyone knew his name? This family-friendly novel explores the history and legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power.

This is the first novel in Catherine's series: The Life and Travels of Da Vinci. Be sure to check out the sequels: Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan, and Leonardo: To Mantua and Beyond.

And if you are looking for more information on this fascinating Renaissance man, take a look at her biography - Da Vinci: His Life and His Legacy.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It was great fun to read this wonderful, family-friendly fiction book about Leonardo da Vinci. I have been disappointed many times before, so this was a special treat. We couldn't put it down."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045057264
  • Publisher: Catherine Jaime
  • Publication date: 10/22/2010
  • Series: Travels of da Vinci , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 140,148
  • File size: 174 KB

Meet the Author

Homeschool Mom of 12, Historian, and Author
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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    History can be fun

    Leonardo the Florentine is a delightful story about Leonardo da Vinci and the time he spent in the city of Florence, as an apprentice to one of the very successful artists of the time, the great Master Verrocchio (Andrea di Cione). The author delves into the teenage years of the young Leonardo, and describes his relationships with his master and peers, and also his association with the powerful Lorenzo de Medici. The story transports the modern reader back to the glorious days of the renaissance, when wealthy patrons supported artists and scholars amid the political intrigue as rival families sought to eliminate Medici dominance. The author concludes the adventure when Leonardo leaves Florence to seek his fortune in Milan. The book is enjoyable and informative, and I look forward to reading the next story in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Engaging

    Nicely detailed story of this great man's life as a young artist& scholar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Cool chick

    Hate histoy books boo

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Fantastic read!

    Leonardo the Florentine was a fantastic read. It encompasses everything you hope to find when you shop for historical fiction. Drawing you into Leonardo's story from the first page, this book invites you to walk a day in Leonardo's shoes. I was especially impressed with the author's talent in telling you just enough about a character, landscape or building to allow the words to come off the page in a rich imagery. All in all, this was an excellent read. I can't wait to jump into some personal research to quench the thirst the novel inspired.

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