Leonardo and the Flying Boy (Anholt's Artists)
PUBLICATION APRIL 2016
Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings between world-famous artists and the children who knew them. Zoro is the young pupil of the amazing painter, sculptor, scientist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Every day he works hard in Leonardo's workshop, mixing colours, cleaning paintbrushes and practising his drawings. But he is never allowed inside the secret locked room, where Leonardo spends hours hammering and sawing at a mysterious invention. One day Leonardo brings a mischievous boy named Salai to work for him. He is so intrigued by the secret room that he steals the keys to find out what is inside...Leonardo and the Flying Boy provides an exciting introduction to the great genius of the Italian Renaissance, with reproductions of Leonardo's own work.
This book encourages children to understand that human beings can have a creative vision and reach out to change things ... an inspirational book Books for Keeps As well as providing a slice of art history, this book also celebrates the intellect and love of learning and reminds us that the world needs eccentrics School Librarian ... a lyrical text and stunning pictures by Laurence Anholt (together with some equally stunning illustrations by Leonardo himself). In all an entertaining introduction to the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci Carousel
LAURENCE ANHOLT has created more than 200 books for children which are published in 30 languages. His self-illustrated Anholt's Artists series have sold millions of copies around the world, including Camille and the Sunflowers, Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, Tell Us a Story, Papa Chagall and Cezanne and the Apple Boy. Laurence has also collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife, the artist Catherine Anholt. Their titles have won numerous awards, including the Nestle Smarties Gold Award on two occasions. The Anholts live and work in a house on a hill above the sea in Devon.