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Leonardo Da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas - 21 Activities Paperback – 29 Mar 1999
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"Enthusiastically recommended." --"Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers"
"Enthusiastically recommended." -- "Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers"
"Enthusiastically recommended." -"Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers"
"Lively and engaging." --"Montreal Families"
"Enthusiastically recommended." "Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers""
Lively and engaging. "MontrealFamilies""
"Enthusiastically recommended." Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers"
Lively and engaging. MontrealFamilies"
"Enthusiastically recommended." --Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers
"One of a series of terrific history-based activity books." --Home Education Magazine
"Beautifully illustrated...Can stimulate lesson plans and thematic units to engage and stimulate children throughout a long, hot summer." --Texas Child Care
"Lively and engaging." --Montreal Families
From the Author
Leonardo da Vinci's creative genius
Imagine having an intellect so vast and an imagination so creative that you can look at the world in an entirely new way and see things no one ever saw before. Leonardo da Vinci's genius took many forms in art and science. As I wrote this story of Leonardo's life, I tried to imagine how he came to achieve so much in so many disciplines. One of the things I came to believe was that it is important to keep one's mind open to new ideas, no matter now unlikely they may seem, and to question assumptions. I hope this book inspires children to do the same.
The story of Leonardo's life holds many surprises. The uneducated boy grew to be an unsurpassed artist, scientist, engineer, anatomist, and inventor. Activities in each of these areas accompany Leonardo's story and encourage children to learn by creating. Sidebars explain topics ranging from artistic perspective, the Renaissance, flight, and the mystery of Mona Lisa. A glossary, biographies of other Renaissance artists, and recommended web sites on art and science round out the book. Best of all, it is beautifully-illustrated with Leonardo's paintings and sketches. I hope children will be captivated by this book and by Leonardo.See all Product description
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The biography is divided into four sections, focusing on Leonardo's youth in Vinci, his years as a young apprentice, his period of greatest productivity in Milan, and his final years in Venice and France. The volume is illustrated with dozens of pictures of Leonardo's paintings and sketches, and the back of the book includes a Glossary, Biographies of key Renaissance artists (Botticelli, Michelangeo, etc.) and historical figures (Cesare Borgia, Ludovico Sforza, etc.), Web Sites to Explore, places where you can see some of Da Vinci's work, a Bibliography, Credits, and an Index.
The other half of the book are the 21 activities and the art lessons, because in addition to detailing da Vinci's life Herbert talks about perspective, vanishing points and the like. Some of these are just basic art lessons, such as sketching things by observing nature, painting birds, decorating a jar for holding paintbrushes, and making a small picture frame.Read more ›
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