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  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer
  • Robert Byrd
  • English
  • 11 January 2019
  • 9780525470335

10 thoughts on “Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer

  1. says:

    Great book This is for the kid who is interested in how things work and has patience It is a very long biography of Leonardo di Vinci I think it would be better for older children It took close to an hour to read Most children will not be interested I personally thought this was a great book as an adult There is so many facts and cool information packed into this book I love this quote If you do not rest upon the good foundation of Nature, you will labor with little honor and less profit Those who take for their standards anyone but Nature the mistress of all masters weary themselves in vain To be so constantly curious what would that be like I am curious, but not every moment of every day like this genius Must be why I m a regular person and not a genius This is such a fascinating person I want to read the large work that was recently published by the famous biographer someday I hear it is dense and slow going Someday I would like to strive to be like Leonardo and let my curiosity grow It is important for people in my profession of acupuncture I read certain pages to my niece who has interest in science things She was interested for a page or so at a time She found it interesting and she hasn t finished it yet I think we will in the future She has a keen mind.

  2. says:

    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 m getting old, but I had to get really close to figure out what many of the small quotes said To exacerbate the problem, the font on the page of mirror writing notes was equally small and backward I got a headache reading that page alone.Overall, we really enjoyed reading about Leonardo s life and his myriad interests and studies I marveled at the illustrations and we spent a long time reading this book But it is just way too long and it almost felt like a chore to get through by the time we finished it Needed to be significantly edited in order to be truly readable Good reference book, perhaps.

  3. says:

    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 fascinating figure.Born in the Italian countryside, Leonardo had a curious eye and artistic hand from the start These two qualities emerged in each endeavor he undertook, from painting and sculpting to writing observations and drawings in his notebooks to playing practical jokes and creating quirky mechanical toys for the aristocracy.Byrd s authority of and passion for his subject is evident in his thorough research and detailed drawings Each themed two page spread covers a period of Leonardo s life, and is headed with a caption that brings all the pieces together Small sections of quotes and additional information box in the main narrative on each page.The wonderful illustrations have a comics styling to them Each page is dominated by a large color drawing set off by smaller sepia toned maps, reproductions and pictures The end papers are filed with quotes in what looks like da Vinci s own hand.An author s note, annotated timeline, and extensive bibliography are appended Recommended for public school and library collections serving students in grades 4 8 great cross curriculum potential.

  4. says:

    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 over 10 years in the making , dissection, arches, and .Oh, and I forgot to mention, wonderfully illustrated.This educational and beautifully illustrated book that is too long to be read in one sitting with young children It has around 40 pages, and we can really only read a few pages 4 8 per day

  5. says:

    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 in Milan, the painting of The Mona Lisa in Venice, and Leonardo s return to Milan under the patronage of Giuliano de Medici Context is provided on every page, in informational text boxes printed in small bold font, while the text proper is of a story narrative The book concludes with Leonardo s death About the IllustrationsThe pictures in this book are richly detailed, and there is much to study and analyze on each page The images help to explain and illuminate complex ideas, and they include many quotations from Leonardo s writings These also appear in abundance on the end papers The illustrations not only evoke the time period they also make Leonardo da Vinci s work accessible to those who have no prior exposure to his art or ideas.Author s NoteThe author s note at the end of the book is brief, probably because there are so many detailed notes throughout the main text which provide historical context, scientific information, and brief sketches of key figures There is also a timeline at the back of the book which condenses the major events of Leonardo s life down to a page and a half and also includes relevant events that took place following Leonardo s death Finally, a bibliography provides resources for learning about Leonardo, with a special section for children s and YA titles.Additional CommentsThis is just a phenomenal book, which can easily appeal to a wide range of ages The text includes everything kids and young teens need to know to be conversant about Leonardo da Vinci, and undoubtedly, the information provided in this book will make them eager to learn about many different things, including art, science, math, and history This is a book to own and spend time with, and one to which kids can return again and again throughout their school years.

  6. says:

    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 satisfied with the explanations he received about his never ending questions to life He felt the need to discover things by himself and had so many ideas that most of the time he couldn t finish a project once he started it During a time of the European Renaissance, his artistic abilities and accomplishments are told in a fascinating way I loved this book so much it honestly inspired me in so many different ways This book made me so fascinated by Leonardo Da Vinci because of the way he was written about so beautifully All of the pictures show his passion and curiosity about the world It made me want to push myself harder and stop limiting myself It made me realize that I can achieve so much if I just set my mind to it I would love to have this book in my classroom I want all kids to read this book.

  7. says:

    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 turned each page I smiled in awe and delight of a man who so yearned to unravel the beauty of the world that was calling out to him Leonardo da Vinci sought to expose every mystery this great universe presented to him And even at the end of his great, great life he was unsure if he was enough If he did enough The man who perhaps did than any other man, questioned his worth Da Vinci was the original mind behind countless ideas that support the world around us today There are far too many to name here, but a few are clocks with minutes instead of just hours, alarm clocks, contact lenses, bicycles, steam powered pistons, and the idea that the sky itself is not blue A beautiful dreamer, a ground breaking wonder, a magnificent inventor was Leonardo da Vinci.

  8. says:

    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 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 history during the time of the Renaissance There are so many great components to this biography, I would definitely share this to my classroom of third grade students or beyond Learning about Leonardo and his curiosity to figure out the reasoning behind things at such a young age can inspire children to indulge into their own curiosities The pictures are beautiful, and young readers could pick up this book to solely view the artwork of this book This would also be a good family book because the parent can read while the child studies the pictures and gets a full view of the life of Leonardo Divinci.

  9. says:

    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 learned his way with architecture simply by living in the Renaissance period, being influenced by the artwork and artists such as, Bramante Byrd does a wonderful job depicting the fun, creative, brilliant, spontaneous character of Leonardo Each page is different with watercolor illustrations, central text, quotes from Leonardo, and highlights of main points represented in various ways There are several different illustrations within each page, bringing the text to life Attached to the pictures there are captions to further represent Leonardo s life in an intriguing way Overall, Byrd did a beautiful job depicting the life of Leonardo through his illustrations and text.

  10. says:

    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 The only thing I would change about it was the style of drawing The illustrations have a cartoonish feel They are still attractive, and the only reason it bothered me this much is that my younger son was looking for the Mona Lisa in the book and couldn t spot the scene as easily as usual because the illustration was cartoonish and less a faithful reproduction of his work It wasn t meant to be a reproduction book, after all This book combined with Diane Stanley s beautifully illustrated Leonardo da Vinci makes a wonderful pair.

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Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamercharacters Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, audiobook Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, files book Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, today Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer a6a32 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 DreamerRobert 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

About the Author: Robert Byrd

Robert Byrd has been delighting children of all ages with his whimsical, fantasy filled children s books for over 30 years As author and illustrator he has the rare talent to see his fanciful visions through to the minutest detail Whether enlightening audiences to the many talents of Leonardo DaVinci or taking us into a wonderous world filled with foxes and bears in military attire, Bob, as he