Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?


Learn all about the Renaissance Master who painted the Mona Lisa. Just who was Leonardo da Vinci?

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Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters.  Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to.  Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.  Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance.

Who Was is a series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, and world leaders.

Paperback, 112 pages

Ages 8+

Manufacturer SKU9780448443010
AuthorRoberta Edwards
Author BioRoberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.
IllustratorTrue Kelley
Weight 0.2625 lbs
Dimensions 0.24 × 5.25 × 7.63 in


Penguin Books

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