Learn about the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci! Full of adventure, this overview of da Vinci's life will keep kids reading about his feats in science and art. With explained terms and relatable text, children will receive an interesting introduction to the man who is our basis for the term "Renaissance Man." Timeline included. 112 pages, softcover. Ages 7-11.
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 timeItaly during the Renaissance.
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