The famous Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is the twentieth hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series.
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This book features Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance artist and inventor. He always followed his interests, no matter where they led! His quest to fly led him to study birds' wings and his invention designs were the very earliest sketches of helicopters and other flying machines. Da Vinci's hard work and dedication to his curiosities is why we still remember him today.
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times
bestselling author of Heroes for My Son
, Heroes for My Daughter
, and a number of suspense novels like The Lightning Rod
. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded
and Brad Meltzer's Lost History
(in which he helped find the missing 9/11 flag). He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including his own Cow Boy
and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius.
He is the author and illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming!
and The Giggles Are Coming!
and the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos
and Monster Mayhem
. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their college-graduate twin sons (who also make an appearance in each Ordinary People Change the World book).