Leonardo the Florentine

Leonardo the Florentine

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by Catherine Jaime
     
 

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Who are the Medici brothers? And who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part did 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 the legends of his early years in Florence. It also

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Who are the Medici brothers? And who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part did 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 the legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power.

This novel is the first in the series of historically based novels - The Life and Travels of Da Vinci (followed by Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan and Leonardo: To Mantua and Beyond)

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453889909
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine has been researching and writing about Leonardo da Vinci for over a decade now. She has been bringing the stories of his life and his legacy to life for students for years, and is happy to have finished what she hopes is her first of many novels about him.

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Leonardo the Florentine 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MaryAnnBernal More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely detailed story of this great man's life as a young artist& scholar
Faith-my-eyes More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate histoy books boo