Biographical Comics: Leonardo da Vinci

The Life of a Genius

Biographical Comics: Leonardo da Vinci

Illustrated by: Tatsuyoshi Kobayashi
For Ages: 9 - 12
The true life of one of the world's greatest geniuses…

Reads L to R (Western Style) for all ages.

The lives of great figures in history are full of inspiring and moving episodes. Young people especially can learn from these stories, gaining hope, courage, and even hints on how to live their own lives. Children everywhere benefit from reading about the lives of heroic achievers, and indeed, these stories are an important part of their education and growth.

Shogakukan Biographical Comics is a series of biographies of inspirational historical figures in an easy-to-read manga format. These books are as fun to read as any manga, but the stories they tell are based entirely on historical fact. Every volume includes a map and a historical timeline, rounding out a package that teaches even as it entertains.

Creator of the world-famous painting the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci is widely considered the greatest genius of all time, his knowledge and ingenuity extending far beyond the field of art. A scientist and inventor, he experimented with flight, studied the human anatomy, and conducted military expeditions. However, some details of his life are less well known. As an artist, he completed only a few works of art, including The Last Supper, and many of his inventions never came to fruition. In his personal writing, he oftem employed "mirror writing," writing in reverse from right to left. He traveled extensively and died in France more than 500 years ago, leaving many mysteries about his life behind. In this Biographical Comic, we will explore these mysteries, his thoughts on his creations, and the influence of his mother.
  • 152 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781421549750 | 
  • September 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 6
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