Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

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Overview

Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks are mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientific genius standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. This book will change children’s ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142408216
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/16/2008
Series: Giants of Science Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 212,531
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov lives in New York City.

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"With a totally captivating opening and a conversational writing style, Krull offers a vivid description of life in the Middle Ages: no printed books, no bathrooms, and a belief in magic. In a time when pig manure was used to cure nosebleeds, the dawning of the Renaissance would have been quite a contrast indeed. The book moves along at a steady clip and adds details to bring da Vinci and his times to life. The author discusses his lonely childhood, his insatiable curiosity and craving for knowledge, and how his illegitimate status affected his life. Most importantly, she shows the workings of a scientific mind and the close connection between science and art. Kulikov’s stylish and exacting line drawings are engaging and incorporate many of the items and interests found in Leonardo’s notebooks. Readers will come away from this accessible volume with an understanding of who Leonardo was and a desire to know more about this fascinating, brilliant man." -School Library Journal, starred review

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Leonardo Da Vinci 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this book definitely explores Leonardo as a man, scientist and artist, younger readers may need guidance on certain subjects touched on in the book. One chapter in the book is devoted to Leonardo's probable homosexuality. Another subject touched on are Leonardo's human dissections. The book strongly highlights Leonardo's notebooks. The book seems to concentrate more on Leonardo the scientist more than Leonardo the Artist.
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I love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So cat is really tac to him its amazing how he figured it out so quickly
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT is good