Leonardo Da Vinci

Little Guides to Great Lives


• A new series of illustrated biographies for children age 7 and above
• Telling the inspirational stories of a range of amazing people from history, including Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart
• A blend of informative and humorous narrative with fun, playful illustrations that immerse children in that person’s world
• Small format, collectible series


ISBN: 9781786271877 Category:

Isabel Thomas


Most famous as the painter who created the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci is also one of history’s greatest geniuses – he was a mathematician, architect, astronomer, scientist and musician… and he even invented the helicopter!

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Additional information

Weight 226 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Katja Spitzer
Dimensions 15.3 x 19.7 cm
Weight 226 g

Isabel Thomas is a children's author and editor, specialising in people, science and nature. She has written for many publishers including Bloomsbury, Collins Big Cat, Dorling Kindersley, Oxford University Press and Laurence King.

Katja Spitzer is a Berlin-based illustrator. Her many books include Quodlibet, which received a Gold Medal award from 3x3 magazine and two children's books, How Many Legs? and Let's Go Outside.