Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Bowman-Kruhm
This short book, aimed at upper elementary or older reluctant readers, captures the life of one of the great Renaissance figures. Supplementary material interspersed with da Vinci's story and presented in bold font explains terms (e.g., Renaissance, Michelangelo) relevant to building a reader's background. From the introductory overview of da Vinci's life, the depth and range of his accomplishments in art, science, and engineering are described in easily understood language. Young readers will be able to relate to several failures he experienced when he tried new techniques, and his difficulty finishing projects despite initial enthusiasm. Includes a timeline of da Vinci's life, timeline of the world 1450—1533, and bibliography for readers who want additional information. A wonderful introduction to the world as it existed in the middle ages as well as to a brilliant man whose work almost five hundred years ago anticipated today's flying machines and robots.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101639900
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/8/2005
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 74,355
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

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

    Posted March 2, 2009

    great for book reports!

    I purchased this book for my son who is in 5th grade. He needed to read an autobiography and do a book report on it. I had to order this book from Barnes and Noble as they didnt have it in stock. It took about 2 weeks to come in, i had hoped for a quicker turn around time, but i had no other choice. He still had time to read it. He said it was very informative and allowed him to get all the information he needed for his book report. It was an easy reader, and wasnt too long of a book either. He got an A+ on his report, so i would recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Great

    It's a great book i have to do a biography it's great because u get to learn who he was and what he did

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Wow

    This book was very informative and cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Really!

    This book doesn't even give a ten page sample!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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