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Journal of Inventions: Leonardo da Vinci Hardcover – April 7, 2009


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About the Author

Jaspre Bark is a novelist, children's author and graphic novel writer. His work has been translated into five different languages and his educational books are used in schools throughout the United Kingdom to improve literacy among 12 to 16 year olds. Prior to this he worked as a film, theatre and art critic for the British National Press. His play A Glasgow Kiss was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1999. He has collaborated with many contemporary fine artists on performances and installations, including Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson. Jaspre's research into these inventions is the culmination of a life long fascination with the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Pop edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592239080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592239085
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By B. Marsh on January 21, 2010
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A fascinating book with very detailed imagery & pop-ups...a few even took it to a second level using pull tabs or string. Gave it as a gift and just had to have one for myself too!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Book Worm on February 1, 2010
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I actually ended up buying more than one copy of this book for gifts (including one for myself!) Adults and kids alike are fascinated with all the informations and the pop-ups. It is a nicely made book.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. Pacific on January 21, 2010
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Bought this for my son for Christmas who is going to college for engineering. He absolutely loved it. The way the inventions pop up and can be moved is wonderful.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Megajoy on December 6, 2010
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A gorgeous, detailed book with very complex pop-ups that will be appreciated by collectors and those with an interest in the arts or engineering. For da Vinci fans this book is a feast of beautiful, three dimensional models based on his own drawings with wonderful commentary. This book would not be suitable for young children as the models are very complex and some require fiddly manipulation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By margaret howard on April 13, 2011
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this is a magnificent book for almost any age
I bought it for my grandson and my son won't part with it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By laura on June 24, 2013
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Love it. The children were amazed. Inspirational to young and old and a true testament to the saying "never stop believing in yourself"
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By An honest reviewer on June 16, 2013
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The book is a great idea! I have it on my bookshelf, and opened up, and people love it. It has animated pop-up 3D blueprints, however some of them are shoddy at best. Considering it's in a book, and needs to close, I understand the difficulty of having paper animated with string suspension. I just wish they could devise a way to insure the longevity of the book's lifespan. Nonetheless, I didn't pay an arm & a leg & a great conversation starter for the artist. GOOD BUY!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dmitriy Panasenko on March 11, 2014
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This is a very good idea to make the diary looking that real with working Leonardo models. However, the overall impression is contraversial as you see real objects with wires etc. but some pop-ups do not work as they should.
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