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Leonardo and the Death Machine

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Thriller set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy. background of Renaissance Italy. However, the Leonardo of the title is in fact Leonardo da Vinci. This is a totally fictional adventure, but it COULD have happened. Florence. But although he yearns to be a great artist himself, he's rather disillusioned with his apprenticeship, which has made him more of an errand boy ...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by HarperCollins Children's Books (first published 2005)
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Chicco Padovan
May 31, 2016 Chicco Padovan rated it liked it
Di Robert J Harris avevo già letto William Shakespeare e la mappa dell’ignoto (Mondadori). In Leonardo e la macchina infernale la formula non cambia: un personaggio storico in età adolescenziale – in questo caso Leonardo da Vinci – e un piano criminale da sventare.
Se l’altro libro mi aveva convito senza remore, però, in questo ho avvertito una certa tendenza al ripetersi. Harris copia se stesso: i protagonisti e la vicenda sono diversi, ma la sensazione è quella di leggere lo stesso libro.
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Feb 01, 2016 Joao Amorim rated it really liked it
Foi umlivro engraçado que a professora Isilda me ofereceu para ver se eu lia. Gostei do livro como prólogo para depois jogar Assassin's creed
Betty
Aug 20, 2015 Betty rated it really liked it
This is a great book- suitable for 10-12 year olds. It moves at a good pace and has lots of interesting contextual information about the Medici family and Florence during the Renaissance. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Maggie
Oct 27, 2012 Maggie rated it it was ok
An interesting fictional novel about Leonardo Da Vinci as an apprentice artist. Yet it lacked depth and a holistic ending to complete the novel. Overall an entertaining novel by Robert J Harris.
Deyara
Fun, quick read. Liked the ideas about Leonardos early life, this was fun to read.
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This was a good book to read...Enjoyable!
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Robert J. Harris (Bob) is a Scottish academic and author of children's fantasies and historical novels, best known for his collaborations with Jane Yolen. He also designed the fantasy board game Talisman. Recently Bob released his sequel to Talisman, Mythgardia. He lives in Scotland and is married to American au
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