Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine K. Anderson
  

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself

Written by Maxine K. Anderson
Illustrated by
Part of the Build It Yourself Series

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Synopsis

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine K. Anderson

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime? they remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself shows you how to bring these ideas to life using common household supplies. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies and trivia about the real-life models for each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look intothe amazing mind of one the world's greatest inventors.

Reviews

The New York Times Book Review Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo's brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions. School Library Journal A welcome addition to schools Old Schoolhouse Magazine Will keep the kids occupied with constructive activities and is sure to spur on their own creative inventions. Seattle Post-Intelligencer More than an activity book, this nifty volume explores Leonardo's life, times and endless imagination. KLIATT A pleasurable read. . . encourages the young reader to appreciate the unconventional pathfinder. Publishers Weekly Bring[s] an immediacy to da Vinci's life and work. Science News This educational guide gives children age 9 and up hands-on experience, using materials found readily around the house, with creating their own version of some of Leonardo's inventions. Calliope Magazine Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson is a terrific resource, with its detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates for creating projects that Leonardo designed. The accompanying text introduces the reader, in a personal way, to one of the world's greatest inventors Curriculum Connections Anderson offers an ingenious introduction [to Leonardo] that cross the curriculum. Science Books and Films The book is perfect for capturing a middle schooler's attention! Highly Recommended. Chosen as one of

About the Author

Lauri Berkenkamp is the author of six books for kids. Writing under the pen name Maxine Anderson she has written Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in the New York Times Book Review and Christian Science Monitor, chosen as the #7 BookSense Children's Pick for Summer 2006 and named Book of the Year by the Society for School Librarians International in 2006; Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in Boys' Life magazine and called ? a fascinating gem of a book by the New York Times Book Review; Explore Spring, and Explore Winter, which were chosen as Parents' Choice Recommended Books for 2007, Discover the Amazon, as well as Discover the Oceans.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years

Author

Maxine K. Anderson
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Publisher

Nomad Press

Publication date

1st January 2006

ISBN

9780974934426


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