Leonardo's Horse

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"This is a surprisingly touching story about the remarkable 24-foot-tall horse Leonardo da Vinci's sculpted for the duke of Milan. Only, he never finished it! War got in the way, and despite all his accomplishments, da Vinci is said to have lamented his unfinished horse even on his deathbed. Leonardo's horse was long forgotten until, in 1977, it was mentioned in a magazine story. Charlie Dent, an airline pilot and avid artist and art collector, read about it and decided he wanted to see Leonardo's horse completed. But it would end up taking many, many more people to see Leonardo's (and Charlie's) horse finally make it to Milan."---from Kathryn on Goodreads

48 pages                     978-8811580478                        Ages 7-10

Keywords:  15th century, biography, artist, art, sculptor,, sculpture, Renaissance, narrative nonfiction, history, Europe, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old

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Other reviews:

"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)

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