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Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical, horses, juvenile-reader, modern, non-fiction, picture-book, lubbock

I love the shape of this book. At first, I was just surprised that it wasn't rectangular, but finding out that it echoes Charlie's dome makes it even better. It appears that the author collected her research from Charlie Dent's work to complete Leonardo's dream. I'm not surprised that Leonardo tried to create a bronze horse because much of his work was very naturalistic and realistic. The author and illustrator are both well qualified to create this book. The author is a well-known children's book biographer. The illustrator is known for having studied art in Italy as well as growing up with horses. The book is written in a narrative format that makes it more accessible to a wider range of readers. The pictures are lovely and the detail paid to some of Leonardo's other works shown in the pictures is exquisite.
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Reading Progress

April 3, 2010 – Shelved
Started Reading
April 8, 2010 – Shelved as: historical
April 8, 2010 – Shelved as: horses
April 8, 2010 – Shelved as: juvenile-reader
April 8, 2010 – Shelved as: modern
April 8, 2010 – Shelved as: non-fiction
April 8, 2010 – Shelved as: picture-book
April 8, 2010 – Finished Reading
October 1, 2019 – Shelved as: lubbock

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