Discover the inspiring story of Leonardo da Vinci, the remarkable artist, inventor, and engineer of the Italian Renaissance, in this fascinating kids' biography.
Leonardo was a creative genius who wanted to understand how things worked. This book traces his life, from his birth in a hilltop village near Florence, Italy, to his apprenticeship as an artist, through to his work as a painter, sculptor, and engineer. Leonardo made hundreds of wonderful drawings and paintings, including the Mona Lisa--probably the most famous painting in the world. In this biography book for kids aged 8-11, learn how Leonardo also made detailed sketches of the human body and designs of parachutes, submarines, airships, helicopters, and armored tanks--many years before the technology existed to build them. Not just a great artist, Leonardo was an inventor who was centuries ahead of his time.
This new kids' biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes DK Life Stories the one biography series everyone will want to collect.