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The Master's Apprentice by Rick Jacobson
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Mar 29, 09

bookshelves: children, art-and-film
Read in March, 2009

Cute story about a boy who's father is a chemist, the people who mixed the colors for painters back in the day. Marco is chosen as a junior apprentice to Michelangelo while he is still in Florence and working on the cartoon for "The Battle of Anghiari" which he started and so did Da Vinci, though neither of them finished it. When Marco arrives in Florence, he is greated by Ridolfo, another junior apprentice who despises him and delights in getting Marco in trouble with "Il Divino". However, when Marco decides to make the color emerald green for the master, Michelangelo is impressed and asks for the secret (which Marco will not give up). Michelango is so impressed by his loyalty that he decides to take Marco to Rome with him, where he is to work on the Sistine Chapel.
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