Leonardo Beautiful Dreamer Famous in his time as a painter prankster and philosopher Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician sculptor and engineer for dukes popes and kings What remains of his work from futuristic designs

  • Title: Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer
  • Author: Robert Byrd
  • ISBN: 9780525470335
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings What remains of his work from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty reveals the ambitious, unpredictable brilliance of a visionary, and a timeless dreamer.Robert Byrd celebrates this passioFamous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings What remains of his work from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty reveals the ambitious, unpredictable brilliance of a visionary, and a timeless dreamer.Robert Byrd celebrates this passionate, playful genius in a glowing picture book replete with the richness and imagination of Leonardo s own notebooks Twenty lavish spreads, including side drawings, supplemental texts, and quotes from Leonardo s writings, highlight distinct periods and make the master s art, jokes, explorations, and inventions wonderfully vivid and accessible A striking tribute to an irrepressible mind and to the potential within all who are curious.

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    1. Wow. This book was seriously long for a picture book. It took us about two weeks of reading a couple of pages each night to slog our way through it. The positives: There's a ton of great information, wonderful illustrations and a comprehensive look at Leonardo's life as well as of some of his contemporaries. The page on mirror writing was very cool. The negatives: It's soooo long, with an overwhelming amount of information and at times the font is too small and fancy to be very legible. I know I [...]

    2. This lavishly illustrated picture book biography of Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci paints a well-rounded portrait of the painter, inventor and philosopher who dabbled in everything from astronomy to weaponry. It is also timely; with the tremendous success of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code (Doubleday, 2003), Leonardo has never been a more fascinating figure.Born in the Italian countryside, Leonardo had a curious eye and artistic hand from the start. These two qualities emerged in each end [...]

    3. After a poor start one day (kids weren't in the mood for a book with long pages), I thought we would just return it to the library. How happy I am that we started again yesterday. We read the first 1/3 in about 45 minutes. What a WONDERFUL book about Leonardo DaVinci.So far it has given us a chance to talk about names and where they come from, how society once treated illegitimate children, art, Italy, and the destruction of war (which destroyed a larger than life sculpture of a horse that was o [...]

    4. This text is a fantastically illustrated picture book with details on Leonardo’s entire life, professions, and historical perspective of the places he lived and created. The text and illustration are a little busy together, but can be used in many classrooms. Leonardo can be in a middle or high school library, and used in collaboration with ELA, history, art, science, and math classes. Somehow, this 48 page picture book provides endless possibilities of collaboration (and pleasure reading). Be [...]

    5. SubjectLeonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a famous Italian intellectual who lived during the Renaissance.Scope This comprehensive text covers everything a young reader could ever want to know about Leonardo da Vinci. Framed as a story about a man who thrived on the "hard parts" of things, the book starts with his childhood and moves through his apprenticeship to Verocchio in Florence, the painting of "The Last Supper" and creation of his famous notebooks during his time at the Court of Ludovico i [...]

    6. Byrd writes this book in a way that truly captives the audience and leaves them in amazement about Leonardo Da Vinci’s life. In this book, Leonardo’s life is told from when he was first just a boy who was fascinated by the beauty of nature from a young age to developing into a man capable of producing art in the most complicated of ways. His passion for art is shown throughout the pages and comes to life not only in the text but in the pictures and even subtext. Growing up he was never satis [...]

    7. I started reading this book for a triple super essay I was starting to compose on Renaissance Art: Leonardo da Vinci being only a subtopic of that. I finished this book devoting my whole essay to him. As I read, I absolutely fell in love as much as you ever can with a dead man's mind and soul. He was so divinely unique. The magnificence of his life is not one that can be contained in words, nor the wonder of his curiosity and imagination be confined into mere sentences, but one can only try.As I [...]

    8. Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer is a beautifully written and illustrated biography for children on Leonardo Divinci. The illustrations are so intricate and colorful, it makes reading the book even more fun. This book is a great biography for young and middle readers. There is a lot of content, but I think it would entertain quite a few younger readers. I love all the little quotes and passages by the pictures from Leonardo's notes or extra little information. This book also provides a good look at h [...]

    9. Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd is a book depicting the entertaining life of Leonardo Da’ Vinci. Leonardo was a very talented man, famous for being a painter, sculpture, musician, engineer, philosopher, and even prankster. Leonardo is a famous dreamer, who used his scientific inquiry to bring brilliance to his beautiful designed artwork. Byrd’s purpose for this book was to follow the journey Leonardo had from the beginning of interests, to how he took off in his talent. Leonardo l [...]

    10. I love this book, and so do my children! It focuses, to start, on an early memory of Leonardo's of being almost attacked by a huge bird of prey. Next up: his love of the natural world, observing it and experimenting with it. Insects, snakes, tadpoles, spiders, other wee things. He made a dragon shield for his uncle when he was a boy that actually breathed out smoke! It was so horrific - ahem, lifelike - that his father ran screaming from the room. Allegedly. If you can't tell, I enjoy this book! [...]

    11. Leonardo was a very talented man, famous for being a painter, sculpture, musician, engineer, philosopher, and even prankster. Leonardo is a famous dreamer, who used his scientific inquiry to bring brilliance to his beautiful designed artwork. Byrd’s purpose for this book was to follow the journey Leonardo had from the beginning of interests, to how he took off in his talent. Leonardo learned his way with architecture simply by living in the Renaissance period, being influenced by the artwork a [...]

    12. Personal Reaction:I liked book because it captures the reader's eye. There is a lot of good information and really goes into depth about Leonardo.Purpose:I would use this book as a research tool for children wanting to learn about Leonardo Da Vinci. It is too long for a read aloud, but has a lot of good information for a third grader doing a report on Da Vinci. The book was a little distracting with the side notes on some pages, so having children read it individually would be best to give them [...]

    13. An almost overwhelming amount of information poured onto each page; this is certainly a thorough look at DaVinci. Alongside the main text the sidebars add additional facts and quotes. Color everywhere - the illustrations are fantastic. Additional reference aids: Timeline begins with Leonardo's birth, covers major events in Leonardo's life as well as world events that would have interested or impacted him, ends with 1880's publication of Leonardo's notebooks. Bibliography includes sources for quo [...]

    14. Beautifully illustrated although I felt it was close to visually overwhelming. Well-written with very dense text. Definitely a book that would be read aloud over several sittings, with time in-between to think and discuss. I read the library copy and unfortunately the dustcover has to be taped on the book, obscuring many of the quotes.Bibliography in back.Not really for early readers. I'd label this a chapter book in picture book format.

    15. This book would have been better presented in a small illustrated chapter book format instead of an overly lengthy picture book. Most children will not complete reading it, especially since some of the rather miniature text is so overly cursivey. That being said my daughter I both enjoyed reading over the numerous interests and achievements of Leonardo da Vinci, a man who lay on his death bed lamenting about how little he accomplished.

    16. One of the strangest picture books I have ever read, simply by format. Think of this more as an interactive collection of texts with lots of abstract pictures. You almost feel like you are reading an interactive and imaginative encyclopedia of Da Vinci. But as an older child I can see myself staring at the beautifully detailed illustrations for hours.

    17. Stunning. Another winner. Read this and Tree of Life by Peter Sis. Buy them for the intelligent children in your life. This publisher (Dutton, a division of Penguin) hit a major home run with this book.

    18. This was an excellent biography about the life of Leonardo da Vinci. I really enjoyed the pictures and the different stories it told about Leonardo's life. I don't think I would ever read it to a class though, because it was extremely long.

    19. Hey, I know this is a kids'book, but I just love Leonardo da Vinci. This book has loads of pictures, of course. But there are some little known facts about the master that you might get a kick out of.

    20. Fabulous detail, in both the narrative and the illustrations. Good example of how text and illustration can work together and be greater than the sum of the parts.

    21. SAILSBiography as a picture book. Radical change-non-linear narratives written as smaller sections to accompany the main text. Beautiful artwork.

    22. Excellent picture book biography. An homage to his genius and creativity. Lots of panels with illustrations, text, and quotes from Leonardo.

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