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Publisher's Summary

Who are the Medici brothers? And who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part did Leonardo play in all of this? Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as an artist and inventor. But who was he before anyone knew his name? This family-friendly novel explores the history and the legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power. This novel is the first in the series of historically based novels - The Life and Travels of Da Vinci (followed by Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan and Leonardo: To Mantua and Beyond).
©2010, 2017 Catherine McGrew Jaime (P)2017 Catherine McGrew Jaime
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3 out of 5 stars
By Zoe on 05-15-17

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This story felt more like a biography than a fiction. The voice felt distant, as if we were just reading about Leonardo. There were hardly any feelings involved and I just didn’t connect with the characters on any level. Compared to other historical fiction I’ve read, this just felt like a slightly altered biography. Not sure whether this is a fiction or historical nonfiction.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By A Net In Time on 06-26-17

My son was riveted

Would you consider the audio edition of Leonardo the Florentine to be better than the print version?

I've not see the print version so really can't speak to this.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Leonardo the Florentine?

MOM!!! It can't be over yet, it was just getting to be really really really interesting! I want to know more. What happens next mom?

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

he sometimes over enunciated, making the reading a bit stilted sometimes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I thought it was a good story. I joined my lad in wanting to know what was going to happen next. I think it would be great to listen to the next part.

Any additional comments?

we both learned so much, Leonardo Da Vinci was such a fascinating character. we saw the good, and we saw the more challenging aspects of his personality. it was a well rounded story.

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