The Genius of Leonardo
Written by Guido Visconti
Illustrated by Bimba Landmann
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The Genius of Leonardo by Guido ViscontiTravel back in time in this spell-binding biography based on Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks and told by his ten year old apprentice Giacomo, who is taught all kinds of lessons by his wise and visionary master.
's description of his mischievous new apprentice has survived the centuries to fire the imagination of writer Visconti, who has made Giacomo and his enquiring mind the focus of this charming, informative and exquisitely illustrated biography. The young boy follows and learns from his master as he paints his masterpieces, frees the caged birds of the marketplace and explains the workings of the universe. The illustrations of award-winning artist Landmann, whose previous work was selected as one of the Smithsonian's 1999 Notable Books for Children List, are a dreamlike medieval tapestry of captivating power. Including many of Leonardo's original words and sketches of his inventions, this entertaining biography will ably comunicate to a young mind the genius and humanity of a man who was centuries ahead of his time. (Kirkus UK)'
About the Author
Interest Age: 6-12
More books by Guido Visconti
30th September 2000
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