In addition he had a keen interest in anatomy and dissections, and his notebooks were full of plans to design and invent innovative and technologically advanced things such as glasses to see the moon, an air-cooling system, a flying machine and a submarine.
Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and, rumpelstiltskin's Daughter.
Stanley also gives the reader a glimpse into Leonardo's shortcomings. .
Washington Post -Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for the body of her work.Fine ; and, a Time Apart.The famou Leonardo Da Vinci, non-Fiction Biography, grades 4-7, award-winning author and illustrator, Diane Stanley, chronicles the life of the artist taglio 23 prefetture Leonardo Da Vinci from his birth to his death.Social Studies lessons could include the study of Machiavellis political theories.more.Included on the pages of text are actual drawings of Leonardo, which give the reader an immediate and impressive look into Leonardo's range of talents. .These details are included in an interesting postcript by the author. .It is not overrun with details, however, it is effective, and this biography gives its reader a good feel for Leonardo's life and his broad scope of talent. .This biography contains a wealth of information and is told in a story that blends Renaissance paintings and interesting facts about the artist.Stanleys book includes another famous Renaissance artist who was Leonardo Da Vincis rival.Language Arts/Art/Science/Social Studies, grades 4-7.Just as elegantly as Da Vinci blends science and art, Stanley blends European history and art history in way that will be easy and enjoyable for students to read and understand.
Renaissance artists often inspired each other, regardless of rivalries.
Leonardo da Vinci himself is somewhat of a mystery and many things cannot be known about him. .
The Silver Bowl, which received three starred reviews; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American Museum's Arab American Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; Bella at Midnight, a, school Library Journal, best Book of the Year and.Da Vinci had a lot of interest in anatomy and physiology, and the book mentions over a period of twenty-five years he dissected some thirty bodies, making almost two hundred painstaking drawings of them.Da Vinci used chiaroscuro to create one of his most famous paintings known in Europe as La Gioconda, and known as the Mona Lisa by all.Booklist, editors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy ; The Mysterious Matter.He left many works unfinished.In Language Arts, students can write a paper that compares and contrasts Leonardo Da Vincis biography with that of his rival, Michelangelo.His notebooks, for example, were lost and most have not been found to this day. .Niccolo Machiavelli, the political thinker and Chancellor of the Florentine Republic wrote The Prince, a book about power without moral virtues it shocked people and was condemned by the pope.One interesting detail of the biography is each page is outlined in an elegantly knotted border, attributed to the design of Leonardo himself.The famous Renaissance artist was the quintessential Renaissance man, with a diversity of interests that extend well beyond his extraordinary artistic achievements.The chronological approach also reads like a story; it flows and progresses in a meaningful way. .Leonardo's body, too, was lost and his grave, while marked, probably does not contain his own remains. .This biography by Diane Stanley offers a nice overview of the life of Leonardo da Vinci, giving both a sense for the course of his life and entertaining details.The biography is set in chronological order, giving overviews of key points in Leonardo's life, including his illegitimate birth, his apprenticeship to Andrea del Verrocchio, and later periods of his art and life. .