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


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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 (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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It was very detailed and fascinating.
33dool
People of all ages will be fascinated by the beauty, creativity and ancient look of this re-creation of Leonardo Da Vinci's JOURNAL OF INVENTIONS.
A.Sowka.
I highly recommend this book to anyone with a child that collects pop-up books in general, or loves anything about da Vinci.
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32 of 33 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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22 of 22 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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25 of 27 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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16 of 18 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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6 of 7 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DivaMom on June 23, 2013
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This book was a great motivator for a third grade book report for my non-reader. Anything that will help my son be interested in books is a boon for us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zoo on May 15, 2013
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This book is a perfect illustration of how da Vinci's mind worked. Full of moving pop-up models of his inventions, it sparks the imagination and is a work of art in itself.
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