Leonardo and the Flying Boy

Anholt, Laurence. Leonardo and the Flying Boy. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, 2000. 

Leonardo and the Flying Boy

From back cover:

Anything is possible in the studio of Leonardo da Vinci – painter, sculptor, musician, and scientist. But what is the extraordinary secret locked behind the doors of his mysterious workshop? When Zoro, the young apprentice sneaks inside, he is sent soaring into a thrilling adventure.  

Complete with reproductions of da Vinci’s work, this is another inspirational story from Laurance Anholt’s bestselling series, celebrating some of the world’s greatest artists and the real children who knew them. 

My Review

Laurence Anholt has written a delightful historical fiction picture book. Leonardo and the Flying Boy is part of Anholt’s Artists series. Anholt takes known information about two of da Vinci’s students and incorporates them into a story about his flying machine. The book is illustrated with some of da Vinci’s work as well as colorful pictures by Laurence Anholt.  The illustrations depict the time period and give readers a view of da Vinci’s world. 

I would not hesitate to add Leonardo and the Flying Boy to my K-12 Christian school library. It would be a great addition to our picture book section and could be used to highlight the lives of artists. I am considering adding the whole series. 

I purchased Leonardo and the Flying Boy to use in our Engineering and Inventing day which are part of our summer classes. 

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