The ninth title in this successful series. A factually accurate but hilarious look at the life of Leonardo Da Vinci as he mixes with the colourful set in Renaissance Italy! From his passion for horses, to his painting of the Mona Lisa – all is revealed.
Leonardo da Vinci’s life from 1470 to 1519 as seen through the eyes of one, Luigi Cannelloni, Leonardo’s trusty assistant. From his Adoration of the Magi; his passion for the structure of horses; his painting of the Mona Lisa not to mention the highlife of Renaissance Italy – all is revealed in an hilarious way. As with the other Lost Diaries, this is factually accurate but the fictional voice brings in the humour
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LEONARDO DA VINCI
Artist and Genius
Cannelloni spills the beans
Newly discovered through age-stained notebooks reveal that Leonardo da Vinci – artist, inventor, scientist and engineer – was a real slowcoach! Quick to spot a new angle, he was a disaster when it came to finishing his homework Astonishing details of the colourful life of this genius are described by his studio assistant, Luigi Cannelloni.
· iainters and palaces
· Death, drawings, dragonflies and drapes
· Flaking frescoes and huge horses
· Power-crazy Popes and pushy patrons
· Tights, tints and tipples
· Colours, canals and cartoons
· The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa
· And much, much more!
You’ve never read anything like it before!About the Author:
Alex Parsons has written The Lost Diary of Queen Victoria’s Undermaid and two Blyton novelisations for Collins. She is also the author of a mass market series being published by Scholastic in May 99 called Cosmo’s Riddle – 6 titles – in Scholastics new drive for author-led mini series. Alex also writes non-fiction for DK and Watts as well as screen plays, one of which Maggie goes to Hollywood is currently in production in the States.
Alex lives in St Margarets with her husband Ian Parsons and daughter Chloe. They also have two older children, Casey-Joe and Thaddeus.
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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 112 pages. 7.76x5.12 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0006945902
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006945901 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0980253
Book Description Harper Collins Children, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Newly discovered through age-stained notebooks reveal that Leonard da Vinci - artist, inventor, scientist and engineer - was a real slowcoach! Quick to spot a new angle on something, he was a disaster when it came to finishing his homework. Astonishing details of the colourful life of this genius are described by his studio assistant, Luigi Cannelloni. Bookseller Inventory # 002467