For in truth,
great love is born of great knowledge of the things loved.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci had a pet project- a monumental horse sculpture commissioned by the duke of Milan in the 15th century. Sadly, it was never realized in his lifetime. But in 1977 an American art lover named Charlie Dent read an article about it in National Geographic and decided there should be a great bronze horse standing in Milan, as a gift from the American people, in homage to Leonardo and in gratitude for the world's great heritage of Italian art. "Leonardo's Horse", with text by Jean Fritz, is the story of the sculpture's journey over 500 years, from the dream of a genius to the realization by many appreciative admirers. The book has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and The Bulletin, and great reviews in School Library Journal among others. It will also be offered by Scholastic Book Club.
eight foot model
more illustrations from Leonardo's Horse