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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.

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Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos' latest kid-friendly bio presents the famous artist and ahead-of-his-time scientist as somebody who'd be pretty interesting to hang out with. No subject seems to escape his notice, and he's not one to let his fears get in the way when he wants to learn more. Whatever a kid's budding interests, chances are Leonardo got there first, and has useful guidance to offer, from the fine points of the chiaroscuro painting technique to designing flying machines. I Am Leonardo da Vinci leaves readers with the encouraging message: "Stay curious. Ask questions. Look closely. And always be daring."

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