No one wanted the “giant.” The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned—until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it.
“[T]his is a handsome offering that helps youngsters understand both an artist’s process and how this stunning statue became the enduring symbol of a city and its people.”
“Author Jane Sutcliffe is a master at biographical storytelling for young readers. She takes a subject commonly studied by high school and college students and breaks it down into an educational and inspiring story ideal for a picture book audience.” ~Smart Books for Smart Kids
- A Junior Library Guild selection.
- A Reading Rainbow book
- A Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies book.
Charlesbridge Publishing: www.charlesbridge.com
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