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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (95 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Rachel Leslie Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As the illegitimate son of a notary from Vinci, Leonardo is banned from Italian universities and trade guilds. But he soon becomes the shining star in the studio of the acclaimed Florentine artist Verrocchio. After being investigated for alleged homosexual activities, Leonardo leaves Florence in 1482 to make weapons for the prince of Milan. In Milan, he enjoys his most productive years of research and observation. By 1517, his findings will fill more than 10,000 unbound pages. The 5,000 that survive contain encoded notes with intricate diagrams on subjects ranging from helicopters and submarines to blood circulation and fossils.

New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Krull is known for compelling children's biographies like Harvesting Hope, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. Her concise yet informative Leonardo da Vinci bio presents a vivid and highly accessible portrait of a true renaissance man. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindi | 1/2/2014

    " He was amazing. The saddest thing is that his notes were scattered and lost so that other scientists could not build upon his ideas. This is a must read for an easy understanding of who Leonardo Da Vinci was. Very accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Delena | 1/2/2014

    " What a fascinating story of the science side of da Vinci. He was a genius in many areas. Very interesting and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurie | 12/20/2013

    " i love the giants of science series. the stuff you never learn in school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aaron | 12/15/2013

    " Didn't know Leo was rival with Mike. "

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