LADY WITH AN ALIEN is about an Encounter with Leonardo da Vinci by Mike Resnick. This title joins Watson Guptillís Art Encounters series. Each novel takes readers into the past to meet and learn the work of gret people like Paul Gauguin, Georgia OíKeeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Jan Van Eyck. The cover art of each book is a well-known painting by the featured artist and serves as the thematic thread for the story.
Young eaders will discover the art and genius of the greatest Renaissance Man of all time as he paints the Lady with an Ermine. This portrait of a patronís mistress holding the symbol of her loverís family is perhaps da Vinciís most beautiful painting.
Mike Resnick, the author of Hugo Award winners Kirinyaga and Seven Views of Olduvia Gorge, presents an exciting reimaging of this great painting in his first book for young adults. The time-traveling hero, Mario Ravelli, develops a unique friendship with Leonardo da Vinci during a vacation from 2523 A.D. Accustomed to anti-grav lifts, self-cleaning buildings, and space travel, young Mario finds much to adjust to in Renaissance Italy, a world that falls short of his preconceptions. The story of how Marioís pet becomes the ladyís ermine makes for an intriguing, entertaining journey and gives a unique look at the work and the creative process of a great master. Young peopoe ferom the age of eight and twelve are the best audience for this book series.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our October, 2005 issue.
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