Tuesday, February 27, 2007


This story began over 5,000 years ago. It is a story of a man who was commissioned by the Duke of Milan to construct a bronze horse statute that was to tower over twenty-four feet high. It was a considered to be an almost impossible project. Probably impossible for most people of that time except for one man. This man was Leonardo da Vinci. Most of us know him as one of the greatest painters of all time. But he was also an inventor, engineer, architect, musician, philosopher, and astronomer. His accomplishments are so many, it is almost mind boggling to think that one person had so many talents and abilities. Even though he worked hard on building that horse, war broke between Italy and France and the horse was destroyed. Throughout the remainder of his life, da Vinci regretted his lost horse. In her book, Jean Fritz tells us the story of this horse. A horse that was not completed in Leonardo's lifetime but was in ours! Read Leonardo's Horse to find out how a 5,000 year old dream was brought to life and where Leonardo's horse is now.

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