Lifelines: Leonardo Da Vinci by Steve Augarde


Lifelines: Leonardo Da Vinci by Steve Augarde

Now available in paperback, this illustrated biography series combines non-fiction and fiction to introduce readers to famous historical characters. Each book begins with a diary, told from the point of view of a child who works for the famous person. At the end of each book there is an illustrated reference chapter.


Library Media ConnectionThis book would be a welcome addition to school library collections for both its art and its history focus... A book readers will continue to pick up. School Library JournalThis highly visual book includes reproductions of Leonardo's drawings and paintings and photographs from around Italy, and the journal portion is peppered with original full-color artwork depicting scenes from the apprentice's narrative. A fun glimpse into the life of one of the world's great artists. Kirkus Reviews[B]oth readers who take their history straight and those who prefer facts dished up in a fictional matrix will be equally drawn to appreciate the great artist's unique multiplicity of talents. Informational fiction. BooklistAugarde offers readers a fascinating glimpse of da Vinci at the height of his inventive prowess . . . as well as his creative apex (at work on The Last Supper) . . . . Brown's artwork, peppered with da Vinci's distinctive designs, adds liveliness and color to th

About the Author

Steve Augarde is a writer and illustrator. He has been writing for children for over 30 years and has published over 80 books, ranging from story books and pop-up books for young readers to novels for older children. Leo Brown is a painter, illustrator, author, art director, sculptor and animator. He created the feature animation Believe -- The Quest for Innocence, and recently published the first in a series of children's illustrated novels, Stargazers - There is Always Someone Watching. As a concept artist, his clients range from the BBC, Disney, Gary Kurtz, producer of the Star Wars films, and Mike Ploog, art director of Ghost Rider.

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64 pages


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Publication date

15th August 2011



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