Through interesting text and beautiful illustrations, students can discover how an American pilot resurrected Leonardo da Vinci’s dream of creating a bronze horse for the duke of Milan 500 years after it was destroyed by a French invasion in 1498.
"A scintillating sliver of history. . . . An inventive introduction to the Renaissance and one of its masters." ("Publishers Weekly," starred review)
"An unusual and surprisingly touching story . . . . An offbeat and intriguing read." ("The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books," starred review)
"At times sad, silly, and telling, this is a wholly entertaining book." ("School Library Journal," starred review)
"Filled with engaging details of Leonardo and his world. . . . Illustrations which range from utterly recognizable scenes of Florence to the ghostly horses at Leonardo’s deathbed. . . . An unusual biography for young people, and one well worth poring over . . . . A unique way of picturing a unique world . . . . An extraordinary tribute." ("Kirkus Reviews," starred review)
Autobiography and Biography,
Biography and Autobiography