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Leonardo da Vinci

By Kathleen Krull

Publisher: Viking, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, July 2005
ISBN: 067005920-X
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.
For more than thirty years-half his life-he was obsessively devoted to investigating everything in the natural world. Nothing escaped his interest-how our eyes see, why the sky is blue, what forces build mountains, how light travels, where water comes from, and-most fascinating of all to Leonardo-the inner workings of the human body. Nothing stopped him. It was illegal to dissect human corpses, so he did autopsies in secret, even devising a clever way to slice through eyeballs (notoriously squishy!). Scrupulously researched and juicily anecdotal, Kathleen Krull's portrait of Leonardo will not only change children's ideas of who he was, but also what it means to be a scientist.
User Reviews:
TraVix ;D | 2/8/2011 1:11 AM
Good, Book.!
i Like  It!,
Its About Reflecting in his life,
i recoment it to anybody.
lilsmartrat7 | 5/12/2008 1:23 AM
its a good book, it shows the hardest times of Da Vincis life, rather than just the happy brilliant man everyone makes him out to be.
scincegeek95 | 3/17/2007 6:16 AM

this is the bst book evr!
I totally thnk u shoud read this book

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