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Title:
Michelangelo : genius of the Renaissance
Author:
Pettit, Jayne.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Recounts the life of the famous sculptor, painter, poet, and architect who flourished during the Italian Renaissance.
General Note:
"A Franklin Watts Library Edition"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 1270 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 3.0 1759.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 6 Quiz: 19230 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780531114902
Format :
Book

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Here is a series for students challenged with one of their most typical assignments: write a book report on a book of 100 pages or more. Each Book Report Biography tells the story of a significant person from the past (from politics, science, or the arts) or present (some of today's hottest celebrities and sports heroes).


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Gr 4-6-A biography of the artist focusing on his masterpieces while skillfully incorporating information about the political forces that effected them. A passionate, intensely religious, and often quick-tempered man, Michelangelo began his career as an apprentice under Lorenzo the Magnificent and continued his work under the patronage of the Medici family and various popes. Revealing quotes provide insight into his thoughts. Though at times the narrative meanders and gives extraneous information (such as Pope Julius's war strategies), the fascinating details revealed about Michelangelo's life and art overshadow this minor shortcoming. Unfortunately, the black-and-white photographs do not display the overwhelming detail of his art. The book's small size also fails to convey the grand scale of his works such as his painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. However, this introduction provides glimpses into Michelangelo's personal and professional life while successfully explaining his place in history as a sculptor, painter, and architect.-Laura Glaser, Euless Junior High School, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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