Leonardo and the Flying Boy

Zoro is a little boy who lived in 17th century Italy, long before airplanes flew in the sky. But Zoro is also an apprentice to the artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci — and Leonardo is experimenting with a revolutionary flying machine!

This is a title in the Anholt’s Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt’s fine illustrations appear on every page and each book includes reproductions of works by master artists.

Laurence Anholt is a British writer and illustrator whose books for children include Van Gogh and the Sunflowers, Degas and the Little Dancer, The Magical Garden of Monet, and Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail. Anholt’s popular books for children have been published in 15 different languages, including Cantonese, Hebrew, and Icelandic. As both an author and an accomplished illustrator, he has created a charming series of children’s stories about famous artists. He and his wife, Catherine, both successful authors of juvenile titles, have three children, from whom they obtain many of their story ideas. They live and work in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.

Appropriate for children ages 4–8.

Author — Laurence Anholt.

Paperback. 36 pages. 9¼" × 11½" (24 cm × 29 cm).

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