The passing of great Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci—artist, anatomist, engineer, inventor—marked the end of an era. The world hasn’t seen a visionary like him since. … Until now. On a school trip to Florence, three American middle school students think they are in for a treat when a man who claims to be Leonardo da Vinci, brought back to life with a mission to better humankind, crashes their tour. Too bad he isn’t really the celebrated Master of the Renaissance … or is he? Tag along as Max, Tad, and Gina assist Leonardo on his quest while discovering the secrets of his life and teaching the Maestro about science, math, history, art, and more! Will the students be able to help Leonardo evade the mayor of Florence’s selfish grasp so he can complete his quest before his time is up… again? Leonardo da Vinci Gets A Do-Over is the first adventure in this new and exciting Innovators in Action blended fiction series.
Mark P. Friedlander, Jr. is an attorney in Fairfax, VA. An Air Force pilot in the Korean War, he loves studying technology, history and science. He has written extensively, for both adult and young adult audiences, on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to aviation history, contagious diseases to forensic science. He can be reached at Mark@ScienceNaturally.com.
Table of Contents
Innovators in Action: Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over ISBN 13: 978-0-9678020-6-0 Table of Contents Why I Wrote This Book 15 Prologue 17 Chapter 1: The Meeting 21 Chapter 2: The Adventure Begins 35 Chapter 3: The Awakening 43 Chapter 4: The Bicycle 49 Chapter 5: The Department Store 61 Chapter 6: The Afternoon 69 Chapter 7: The Plan 83 Chapter 8: The Airplane 87 Chapter 9: The New Challenge 101 Chapter 10: The Entertainer 111 Chapter 11: A Lesson Learned 127 Chapter 12: The University 137 Chapter 13: Back Home 155 Chapter 14: The Final Adventure 169 Who was the Real Leonardo da Vinci? 187 Continue Reading about Leonardo da Vinci 189 Glossary 193 Index 201