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Leonardo's Monster
Author: Jane Sutcliffe

ISBN: 9781589808386
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 2 September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.3
Although not much is known about Leonardo da Vinci's childhood, one rare story exists. When Leonardo was a young boy, his father received a request from a friend to have a shield painted. Knowing how talented his son was, he naturally asked Leonardo. Leonardo set out to paint a monster, a monster so terrifying even his father thought it to be real. Leonardo's father was so pleased with his son's work that he decided not to return the shield to his friend. Instead, he sold it and bought his friend a shield that wasn't so frightening.

The first picture book re-creation of this childhood tale examines the imaginative process in art. As he tries to create a horrifying monster, Leonardo studies a number of distasteful creatures, and only in combining the characteristics of living things with imaginary elements was he able to develop his frightful monster. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest artists of all time. A man of many talents, he liked to accomplish the unimaginable.

About the Author

Jane Sutcliffe is the author of nineteen children's biographies. Her articles have been published in Highlights ...

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